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North Beach Walking Pub Tour
- 2.5 hours
Total price tool tip
- *Approx package price
From Beatniks to Blues masters, drunken sailors, hardened fishermen, and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of colourful, local identities and fanciful folk heroes. Find out about them over an Anchor Steam ale on this San Francisco tour that will get you talking.
* Discover San Francisco’s best bars
* Rub shoulders with literary masters at the Vesuvio Café
* Stroll through the colourful streets of North Beach
* Try an Anchor Steam ale or the famous local wines
* Learn about North Beach’s colourful history
* Visit a traditional Italian café
* Call by the city’s oldest den
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact San Francisco Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Any traveller who cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the trip will not be permitted to travel on the trip.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip
Discover San Francisco’s best bars, pubs and cafes during this laid-back walking tour of North Beach. Kick off this San Francisco sightseeing tour at the Vesuvio Café, famous for its literary gatherings, which inspired several Beat generation writers. Get a first taste of Anchor Steam ale, which has been made in the city since 1896 or try one of California’s world-class wines from the nearby Sonoma and Napa Valley. Still a local favorite, this bohemian café has a fantastic array of photos of writers, actors and artist adorning the walls.
Hit the pavement and head off into North Beach, one of San Francisco's most festive neighbourhoods. A beach no more, the area was settled upon landfill, including hundreds of abandoned ships left after the 1849 gold rush. Once home to fortune seekers, local fisherman, international sailors, and writers, North Beach still maintains a distinctly bohemian and Italian flair.
Explore a number of local bars and cafes, from a bar decked out with sea faring trinkets left behind by sailors to the city’s oldest watering hole with its colourful mix of locals and its thriving big blues music scene. Down an espresso while experiencing the atmosphere of a traditional Italian café, complete with red leather booths and a classic jukebox spinning 45s. Later, there’s even a chance to serenade the house at a local karaoke bar.
End you San Francisco Urban Adventures tour at Washington Square, a local hub that’s well connected to public transport, or is ideal if you want to continue exploring North Beach’s wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants independently. Your guide will be happy to provide some excellent local suggestions to continue exploring.