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The Best San Francisco Walking Tours,
6 Incredible Routes

  • CityDays brings an immersive new way to have a walking tour in San Francisco
  • Discover San Francisco's historic landmarks, secret sights & hidden gems
  • Solve fun challenges & puzzling clues to unlock your way
  • Optional breaks at top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Interactive private tour, you and your team, at your own pace
  • Full money back guarantee. We know you'll love it
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What to expect on a CityDays San Francisco walking tour

Messages sent to your phones - we'll send your walking tour to any international phone number.
Clues, challenges, & puzzles - interact with the city to unravel obscured directions and find your way.
The perfect difficulty - just the right amount, inclusive for all, with help available should you need it.
Landmarks & hidden gems - see San Francisco in a new light, a tour showing off quirks too!
Full money back guarantee

Don't have a great time?
Simply let us know why and we'll refund you in full.

Find Your Nearest San Francisco walking tour

Each game explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic games use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story games do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.

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How the San Francisco walking tours work

Clues & Puzzles

Clues don't require any prior knowledge and are made up of two parts:

1) Obscured directions that make reference to the city around you. Unravel their meaning and be guided by your surroundings.

2) A puzzle to be solved once you've followed the directions, search nearby to find your answers.

CityDays aim for an enjoyable, just-the-right-amount, level of difficulty that is inclusive for all! Help messages are available should you need a bit of support.

A mix of clues, puzzles and photo challenges

Guided by clues sent to your phone

  • Receive snippets of history, quirky facts and intriguing stories about the areas you visit.
  • Pub/cafe breaks along your hunt, all totally optional and some with discounts on food & drinks.
  • Make memories at locations along the way, get inspiration from previous teams and share a clever snap!
  • Go at your own speed, or go for top spot on the game leaderboard.
Learn snippets of history, optional breaks in pubs/cafes and a leaderboard for each game.

San Francisco walking tour Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays San Francisco walking tours

RuddRobins San Francisco walking tour

RuddRobins

Wonderful way to explore, Nottingham next!

Mayo for Sam San Francisco walking tour

Mayo for Sam

Great afternoon of puzzles and fun.Everyone enjoyed and even those of us who know London still discovered new things & …

You got snacks? San Francisco walking tour

You got snacks?

This is the second one of these we have done, we love them. Great day out and takes you places you've not been before. …

Bubbles San Francisco walking tour

Bubbles

We had a great time. Got stuck on one clue when it said look right not left, but worked it out in the end. We took a fe…

Definitely Maybe San Francisco walking tour

Definitely Maybe

Excellent experience. Really quick messaging and challenging but fun clues

Dally101 San Francisco walking tour

Dally101

Myself and my partner really enjoyed this activity. I'm from Scotland and he is from outer London and both found it a g…

Team London birthdays San Francisco walking tour

Team London birthdays

We had a really great time! Really made my birthday!

TJT San Francisco walking tour

TJT

Such a unique and fun experience! It really allows you to see parts of the city that you wouldn’t necessarily visit! In…

Ru and Coel San Francisco walking tour

Ru and Coel

It was amazing getting to tour all the little details of Sydney while having an underlying story and puzzles to solve! …

Princess Squeak & the Silly Goose San Francisco walking tour

Princess Squeak & the Silly Goose

Such good fun, clever clues, and the trail took us to see parts of York we have never seen before! Loved it!

The Band on Tour San Francisco walking tour

The Band on Tour

A really fun day out. Got to see lots of the city and learn some interesting facts too!

Blakemores on Tour San Francisco walking tour

Blakemores on Tour

Excellent way to see the city

Joe’s adventure squad San Francisco walking tour

Joe’s adventure squad

A great way to explore Greenwich, we all really enjoyed it! Fun and challenging clues to keep us guessing, highly recom…

PRAA San Francisco walking tour

PRAA

great way to explore the city we have just moved to!

Team Hammond San Francisco walking tour

Team Hammond

We had a great experience! Cambridge is our local City, but we were amazed at how much we'd never seen within such a sm…

The RamSchals San Francisco walking tour

The RamSchals

Great day out with kids (age 10-12). We loved it!

Woolpack Meadows explores San Francisco walking tour

Woolpack Meadows explores

What a fantastic opportunity to have fun and explore York. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you

Toiyub + Amber San Francisco walking tour

Toiyub + Amber

Amazing experience, it’s something different to do and you get to explore the history of Manchester. I would highly rec…

GOLD San Francisco walking tour

GOLD

Excellent way to discover parts of London we did t know existed even as a Londoner and fun with friends

Stweam San Francisco walking tour

Stweam

We had an absolutely fabulous afternoon working out the clues and searching high and low for the answers!! We'll defini…

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CityDays’ San Francisco Self Guided Walking Tours

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Discover more of San Francisco with CityDays! 

Our San Francisco walking tours are designed to take you above and beyond your typical sightseeing route. Don’t worry, we haven’t left out any key landmarks or anything like that - instead, we craft trails that lead you to these places while also showing you a bunch of cool hidden stuff along the way.

And the best part? You actually need to interact with and learn about the city in order to get from one point to another! 

Look up, look down, look right, look left! Our San Francisco self guided walking tours use puzzles, riddles and clues that are based on your surroundings to guide you. San Francisco’s secrets are hidden in plain sight just waiting for you to find them.

From the moment you start until you finish the tour, you’re guaranteed to learn, have fun, make memories and get some fresh air and exercise. 

The Best Walking Tours in San Francisco

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No lines, no waiting around, no hassle.

That’s part of what makes CityDays’ San Francisco walking tours the best in the City by The Bay.

Since we don’t physically attend your tour with you, you don’t even have to listen to our stories or facts (but you can - and should -  read all about them in your own time!). 

Remember though - just because we’re not there, it doesn’t mean we aren’t paying attention. We check our leaderboards and reward winners for having a great time on our San Francisco walking tours and we’re only a text away if you need additional help.

We’ve created a model that allows you to take charge of your San Francisco walking tour. This ensures that you can walk at your own pace, take breaks whenever it’s convenient for you, and tour with whoever you want! Here’s how it works

Available Trails and San Francisco Walking Tours

Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided walking tours in San Francisco we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…

Liquid Lives

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What do West Coast Pizza, Jack Kerouac and Chilean miners have in common?

Find out in this cultural dive in San Francisco walking tour! 

Trace the global influences that made San Francisco, from European entrepreneurs to Chilean miners, each step into this walking tour opens up new pockets of history and glimpses into the lives of early San Franciscans.

Explore Embarcadero's buried ships, Broadway and Columbus Avenue, and uncover secrets and landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid and historic bars once frequented by literary icons. 

The Garden in The Sky

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Turn your walking tour in San Francisco into a quest to find a secret garden! 

Embark on a unique San Francisco walking tour that blends a puzzle-filled adventure with urban exploration. Before uncovering a hidden rooftop garden, you’ll delve into San Francisco’s dynamic history, featuring captivating artworks, charming cafes and bars.

You’ll also encounter an array of animal sculptures and discover lesser-known sights alongside famous landmarks. This interactive walking tour fosters teamwork while revealing a side of San Francisco previously unseen. 

Shattered Earth

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Journey through downtown San Francisco and Chinatown in a captivating walking tour that shows you the city’s recovery after a major early 20th-century earthquake.

You’ll immerse yourself in picturesque surroundings that pique your interest and stimulate your senses, uncovering stunning sculptures, historic architecture and some of San Francisco’s bars and cafes. Engage in tricky riddles that reveal the rich history of Chinese Americans by exploring one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia, brimming with unique character and stories.

This interactive walking tour combines teamwork, clue-solving, and photo-snapping to highlight both renowned landmarks and hidden gems in San Francisco.

San Francisco Sightseeing Tours - The CityDays Way

Whether you’re a visitor to the city or a lifelong San Franciscan, there’s always something new to discover. 

We’re big believers in our walking tours working for everyone - residents, tourists, friends, families, couples, and corporate groups looking for fun team-building activities. That’s why we include something for everyone without sacrificing any of the good stuff.

We’re constantly on the lookout for fun, interesting and cool things to do in San Francisco so we can share them with you. If you want to share something with us, tell us about it!

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