Welcome to our free tour of SF! This tour combines an introduction to the city, a really fun walking tour,  meet-up and trip planning, all in one!

Designed with backpackers and solo travelers in mind, you’ll get tips on how to use transit, find cool bars, cheap food and make new friends, while seeing some of our favorite secret spots in of San Francisco.

Tour lasts 2 hours, and is “pay-what-you-wish” for your guide ($10-15 per person suggested)

  • Every day at 10 AM
  • Meets at Union Square (corner of Post and Powell)
  • Be careful! There is another free tour company meeting at the same time–you want Wild SF with the yellow flag 🙂
  • Just show up–no reservations needed
  • Look for the yellow Free Tour flag!

What we see

  • Union Square’s Gold Rush history
  • Presidential assassins
  • How to ride Cable Cars and public transit
  • SF bar & drinking history
  • Life in San Francisco today
  • Tips for cheap food and beer
  • Hidden rooftop gardens
  • A taste of Ghirardelli chocolate
  • Lotta’s Fountain
  • The Great Earthquake of 1906
  • Homelessness in SF
  • Downtown, Financial District and Union Square
  • …and much more!
10:00am-12:00pm
IT'S FREE!

Your guides

Wild Wes

Wild Wes

Co-founder Wes is a third-generation San Francisco Bay native. He makes "bedroom soul" music as Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player and fixes cocktails at Mrs. Jones on Market Street. He has spent time traveling, backpacking and/or hitchhiking through the US, Europe, Israel and Mexico, and spent a year living in Madrid, Spain. He is (slowly) reading Don Quixote in Spanish and English and could use your encouragement.

Fischer

Fischer

A screenwriter and director, Fischer's craft has taken him to Cannes Film Festival to premiere one of his short films. He studied film and cinematography at SF State, and when not directing, pursues photography and food (he's obsessed with Anthony Bourdain). Armed with a sharp wit and a bag of knee-slapping jokes, Fischer leads epic journeys on our Rise SF route.

Mina

Mina

Artist and actress Mina can usually be found with a coffee in one hand and a drawing utensil in the other. With a passion for creating, she found her niche in technical theatre and moved to SF to study costume design. When she’s not creating costumes or building sets for the stage, she turns her focus to playwriting and improv to bring characters to life. She can be found on the Rise SF route.

Maz

Maz

Maz is a community organizer, musician and holistic health advocate who can be found hosting open mics and local events, leading meditation workshops, or playing his ukulele in the streets of the Mission District. Of Sudanese heritage, Maz grew up between the Bay area and Dubai. He studied International Relations at SF State before founding the non-profit Holistic Underground. His passions are integrating the Arts, Activism and Holistic Healing for ecological solutions, social justice and spreading peace.


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