Hayes Valley Tours
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Sandwiched between San Francisco’s Civic Center and Alamo Square, Hayes Valley has grown into one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. Both residential and commercial, with its main drag Hayes Street, the area is full of custom shops and gourmet restaurants. There are also several Victorian and Queen Anne style townhouses in the surrounds, as well as numerous playgrounds and art-filled parks.
Though the area has been historically neglected, it has emerged as one of the most desirable areas in the city. Recent openings of coffee shops, craft cocktail bars, upscale boutiques, and even a beer garden have made this a hot spot of local activity. It seems that the city’s best new restaurants are opening in Hayes Valley on a regular basis. Its proximity to nearby arts and culture means it is often a pre- or post-show spot for dinner and drinks. It is also home to the new SJ Jazz Center.
Hayes Valley is a section of the Western Addition of San Francisco. Its primary draw is the blocks of Hayes Street between Laguna and Franklin Streets, where the majority of shops and restaurants are located. It is accessible via multiple Muni bus lines.
Address: Hayes Street, between Laguna and Franklin, San Francisco, California, USA, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Hayes Valley
Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
A stroll around one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with regular stops for top-quality wines and bites, specially picked to go with them, what a fabulous way to spend a few hours! Discover the delicious world of Californian wine on this private tour and find out for yourself why the state has built such an excellent reputation for its wonderful wines. Hayes Valley is the perfect area to host this wine and bites adventure. Explore an area packed with arty shops, cool cafés and cultural venues, plus lots of charming little bars. With the company of a friendly host who knows the city like the back of their hand, you’ll steer clear of the tourist places and head off the beaten path to memorable bars picked by locals who know where to go!
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Mountain Bike Tours
Explore the streets of San Francisco on two wheels. This easy guided bike tour takes you to many of the city’s most notable neighborhoods and attractions. Pedal past the Transamerica Pyramid and through bustling North Beach; peruse the Mission and Castro districts and the Haight-Asbury, home of 1960s hippie counterculture; and visit popular sites such as Fisherman’s Wharf and AT&T Park. Your guide will provide information and history on local landmarks en route, and there’s also a stop for lunch (added cost). At the end of the tour there’s even time to do your own exploring.
Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day, 2-tour combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco all electric bike tour. The date you book is the date you'll visit Alcatraz Island, and get access to the former federal prison. Go on a self-guided audio tour of the grounds, and stay as long as you like during opening hours. The date prior to your Alcatraz tour, you'll enjoy a guided electric bike tour. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
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What's the best way to experience Hayes Valley?
The best ways to experience Hayes Valley are:
- Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
- Hayes Valley Wine & Bites Private Tour with a Local Expert
- Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour
- Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour
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