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The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94108
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Comfortable footwear (some steep hills) and a warm jacket (it gets cool once the sun sets).
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Tour takes a short break at a coffee stand at Grace Cathedral
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While the weather outside is frightful, San Francisco’s most inviting interiors are decked out, cozy, and downright sumptuous.

So stay out of the cold and get the low-down of some of the City’s most recognizable landmarks. Bring your cameras and get ready to see San Francisco during the most wonderful time of the year!

This tour covers the general history of the City, focussing on a handful of specific hotels, bars, and businesses. You’ll learn about the important events that shaped San Francisco’s personality: the Gold Rush, the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the newspaper wars, and much more. Plus, you’ll get to see these building dressed in their Sunday best!


•San Francisco’s “Big Three” Hotels: The Fairmont, The St. Francis, and the Palace

•World-Famous Union Square, America’s favorite place to shop

•A gingerbread castle and a full-sized gingerbread house

•The rotunda that refused to die

•Refreshments at an historic San Francisco landmark that most locals don’t even know about

•The story of how Blue Jeans were invented

•Plenty of photo opportunities inside lobbies decked out for the holidays

•Plus jokes, quizzes, holiday cheer, and fun & games with a funny FOOT! guide!

Tour distance: about 12 blocks tour

Duration: about 2.25 hours

Hills: three blocks of steep downhill walking

Ending location: The Palace Hotel at Market and New Montgomery

About the Ticket Supplier: FOOT!

FOOT! provides San Franciscans and visitors with fun and informative walking tours. They have chosen an interactive format to allow for a more personal, and thereby memorable, learning experience, and feel a humorous approach to history makes it more lively, accessible and enjoyable than a lecture or anonymous bus ride around the city. Each guide is a professional comedian who enthusiastically shares their love of San Francisco through their tours, giving each tour a unique flavor.