San Francisco Sightseeing Tours - Take a guided walking tour


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San Franciscans and visitors alike have a new way to explore San Francisco: without the hills!  On the Level SF booklets let walkers get the most out of exploring San Francisco by foot, and each includes a description of the area, a map, color photos, and points of interest. 

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These self-guided walking tour booklets are well suited for:

Spouse programs 

Meeting/Convention events 

Family excursions 



They are perfect for:

placing in the room/gift basket 

a welcome dinner gift/table decoration (tie with a ribbon and a flower)

sending in advance of the convention/meeting 

sending with a "save the date"  notice (customized labels are available)



How will people use the walking tour booklets?

to familiarize themselves with the neighborhood/area around the convention or meeting 

as a self-guided activity during free time (public transportation information and maps are included)  

combined with a dinner at a nearby restaurant (see some suggestions below with walk descriptions)  

to keep as a souvenir (booklets are lightweight and pocket size, easy to pack)


Why would you include On The Level walking tours as part of your event? 

The booklets are unique, colorful and useful

They are affordable 

They are offered by a local individually-owned business whose main objectives are to show off San Francisco (a city I love) and to help people of all abilities enjoy the city 

Walks can accommodate everyone (wheelchair accessible -- no hills or steps!). Fast walkers can repeat the walks using a different theme, as suggested in the booklets. Non-walkers can stay on the bus and read the booklet.


Golden Gate Bridge / Fort Point

Eat at one of the many restaurants in the Presidio  

See the Presidio special event locations

Bauer's offers cable cars on wheels or small buses into the Presidio and Crissy Field to Fort Point

This walk leads you across San Francisco's most recognized landmark, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and to one of the city's lesser known but fascinating sites, Fort Point, which sits in the shadow of the bridge.  You'll learn about the discovery of the "Golden Gate," the construction of the bridge, and information about the bridge's daily operations.  A side-trip to Fort Point, a Civil War-era fort modeled after Fort Sumter, includes its fascinating history and the story of the bridge's graceful arch that was designed to preserve this historic structure.  The walk across the bridge is 1.7 miles each way; for a shorter walk, you can go to the midway point between the two towers.  The Fort Point excursion is less than a mile.







Golden Gate Park 

Eat at the Cliff House (415-666-4017, the Terrace Room can accommodate 35-150) 

Reserve a picnic area in the park

Bauer's offers cable cars on wheels or small buses into Golden Gate Park 

This is a three-in-one self-guided walking tour.  Explore Stow Lake, Strybing Arboretum, and Spreckels Lake as three separate excursions -- each a mile or less -- or spend the day and visit them all.  Each walk has a unique flavor, but the synergy of the three walks plus the Introduction to Golden Gate Park gives you a complete historical and modern day perspective of the whole park. 






Cow Hollow 

Eat on Union Street at: 

Perry's (415-922-9022, can accommodate 75)

Prego (415-563-3305, can accommodate 45)

Amici's East Coast Pizza (415-885-4500, can accommodate 20 Lunch, 30 Dinner)

Bauer's offers cable cars on wheels or small buses into Cow Hollow

This walk, featuring Victorians and the colorful history of Cow Hollow, explores Green Street from Van Ness to Fillmore.  With Union Street shops and restaurants only one block away, this one-hour walk can be easily expanded to fill a day.  Cow Hollow is so named for the dairy farms which dominated the area in the 1860's.  This walk offers intriguing facts about the area's history and its transition to today's upscale neighborhood. 








Pacific Heights West

Eat at one of the many restaurants on Union Street or Fillmore Street

Bauer's offers cable cars on wheels or small buses into Pacific Heights

This walk of less than a mile follows a path along well-maintained city sidewalks. Pacific Heights is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in San Francisco. This walk offers incredible views, gardens in bloom year round and a look at the homes of the rich and famous. This booklet is full of facts about the history, the designers and the early owners of the huge homes along the route. 

Cover:  Pacific Heights West    2000, Marilyn Straka


Yerba Buena Gardens

Perfect for Moscone Center meetings (the gardens are on the roof of the convention center).

See the Yerba Buena Event Space Directory.

Eat at:

  Clouds (415-278-0432) (can accommodate 150)
  Chevy's (415-543-8060)
  Bucca Di Beppo (415-543-POPE) 

The Gardens and surrounding cultural opportunities offer a quiet oasis in the middle of busy downtown San Francisco. This area was designed to be completely accessible to walkers, wheelchairs and strollers. 

Cover:  Yerba Buena Gardens    2000, Marilyn Straka


Pacific Heights East

Eat on Union street at:

Perry's (415-922-9022, can accommodate 75)

Prego (415-563-3305, can accommodate 45)

Amici's East Coast Pizza (415-885-4500, can accommodate 20 Lunch, 30 Dinner)

Bauer's offers cable cars on wheels or small buses into Pacific Heights

This mile long route highlights history, architecture and current use of some of San Francisco's finest Victorians and glimpses of views and gorgeous gardens as well. 




Cover:  Pacific Heights East    2000, Marilyn Straka


Fort Mason

Eat at Green's Restaurant (415-771-6222, can accommodate 150 for sit-down meal; 200 for a reception Lunch/Dinner Mon-Sat, 8 Brunch Sun)

Eat at the Officers Club (415-441-7700, can accommodate 230)

As a park and historical Army base, this area has something for everyone. Kids will enjoy playing on the rolling hills of the meadow. The panoramic views of the Bay delight young and old alike.  History is abundant - everything from cannons to Victorians to plaques showing the area covered with tents as it looked after the 1906 earthquake.



Fort Mason    2000, Marilyn Straka

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Less than 200 see individual ordering ($3.95 each; any 4 for $15; or full set of 7 for $25)
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ON THE LEVEL SF Excursions
2295 Vallejo St. #504
San Francisco, CA 94123

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