Venue Details

The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94108
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Mary Breeze
Red Velvet 43 events 7 reviews

What a delightful experience. Our tour guide was a comedian performer by night and so knowledgeable and entertaining. Learned so much about the history of the area. Tour group included some out of towners and many bay area residents. We all...continued

reviewed Dec 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
29 events 20 reviews

The guide is knowledgeable and entertaining. I learned some extra historical details, but as a local, I knew most of them. For a non local, I would rate 4 stars.

reviewed Dec 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve Scott
321 events 14 reviews

AJ is a fun lady with many hats and interesting facts about the lobbies and special rooms in at least 3 beautiful and grand SF hotels. The "luscious" reference is about gingerbread houses decorated for the holidays. We also went to Lefty...continued

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from michelle
12 events 9 reviews

Very enjoyable holiday walk throughout SF!! Our guide had lots of fun information!!

reviewed Nov 30 2015 report as inappropriate
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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 lowdown 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, focusing 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 “Swellagant” Hotels: The Fairmont and The St. Francis

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

•A fabulous Sugar Tree 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

•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

Warning: This tour descends Nob Hill, which is very steep!

Meals are not included, but we often stop midway for a coffee or snack! Be sure to bring extra cash with you if you’re interested in this, and we’ll stop if the group is interested.

Gratuities are not included but are always appreciated.

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