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North Beach
Despite its name, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood does not border the water and has no sandy spots. But its position between Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and the Embarcadero makes it one of the city’s most popular areas for visitors and locals, all of whom enjoy its Italian eateries, Beat history, quiet park, and nightlife scene.
 
The Basics
North Beach is often included on San Francisco sightseeing tours due to its proximity to major attractions like Lombard Street, Coit Tower, and Pier 39. For a deeper look at the neighborhood, opt for a more specific experience such as a food tour for tastings of pizza and other favorite dishes, a night tour for a look at the bustling bar and club scene, or a history tour to learn about City Lights Bookstore, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • North Beach is essential for history buffs, literature lovers, and club-goers visiting San Francisco. 
  • Columbus Avenue is the main thoroughfare, which runs diagonally across the grid of other streets.
  • Bars and restaurants are mostly concentrated between Powell Street, Filbert Street, Green Street, and Pacific Avenue.
  • If you’re visiting North Beach with children, note that a small section of Broadway is home to strip clubs.

How to Get There
North Beach is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the Powell-Mason cable car or MUNI buses 41 or 45. If driving, metered and free street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.
 
When to Get There
Enjoy North Beach’s best atmosphere in the evening, when sidewalk cafés and restaurants are full and people are out strolling. The North Beach Festival, which takes place every June, features a variety of food stands and merchants selling art and jewelry.
 
Saints Peter and Paul Church
On the northern side of Washington Square stands Saints Peter and Paul Church, a Roman Catholic church that dates back to 1924. Its cathedral-like white facade with twin spires has been featured in movies such as Dirty Harry and San Andreas, and is a popular photo op with the green space of the park. In fact, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio took their wedding pics on the church’s steps.
Address: Columbus Avenue, between Bay Street and Broadway, San Francisco 94133, USA
Admission: Free
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Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

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Get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today aboard a colorful 1970s-era Volkswagen bus. Enjoy the illuminated city during this night tour that takes you to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. Check out the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet and shake some beaded curtains. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day bike rental. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and other culturally rich and unique San Francisco neighborhoods. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay. The entire fleet of equipment is sanitized regularly and curbside pick-up is available to ensure that your rental experience is safe and enjoyable.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Spend your day exploring the ‘City by the Bay’ before a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument and the nearby waterfront of charming Sausalito. This narrated small-group tour takes in all of the San Francisco highlights, from Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury to the Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio. Then wander on foot under California’s giant coastal redwoods before exploring the gift shops and galleries of Sausalito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

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In just one day, experience the best of San Francisco by land and sea with this combo package that includes two hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise. Check out the top attractions of San Francisco, wind through the downtown streets, and cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Each hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts 60 minutes to 2 hours and offers live commentary. The 1-hour boat cruise takes you through San Francisco Bay, giving you prime views of Crissy Fields, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
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  • 1 day
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$79.99
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San Francisco City Tour with Official Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco City Tour with Official Alcatraz Tour

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Enjoy San Francisco’s main highlights without worrying about the logistics on this 2-for-1 tour. Start your day at one of the most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, and take a self-guided audio tour. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of city neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach to see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies.
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  • 5 hours
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North Beach Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group

North Beach Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group

Join the behind the scenes of the first historical and food tour of North Beach. Enjoy tasting high local foods, see how these culinary delights are made, and learn about all the inside outs of the history of this vibrant neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private 90 Minutes North Beach & Chinatown Kickstart Tour with a Local

Private 90 Minutes North Beach & Chinatown Kickstart Tour with a Local

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Kickstart your time in San Francisco with a 90-minute introduction of two of its liveliest neighbourhoods with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of San Francisco’s North Beach and China Town and discover the best the city has to offer. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the contrasts in these parts of the city. Go to the foodies’ favorite Ferry Building, see where the community gathers at the bustling Washington Square and get set to tackle San Francisco’s steepest street. Hear all about the beat generation’s lifestyle of the 1960s and how San Francisco came to be home to the country’s oldest China Town. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s history as you take in these two vibrant, full-of-life neighborhoods in San Francisco. Join now and find out more from our local hosts regarding your future stay in San Francisco.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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North Beach and the Bay

North Beach and the Bay

We focus on the historical portion of the piers and wharf. Taking a route through North Beach we see sights that often get missed when taking non private tours throughout San Francisco. See the neighborhood of Joe DiMaggio and Francis Ford Coppola's restaurant/bar.
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  • 3 hours
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North Beach and the Bay by Sunset

North Beach and the Bay by Sunset

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As the sun sets over the Pacific you will adventure through North Beach and the piers enjoying the scenery and some of the best views and photo opportunities in San Francisco.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Private Sightseeing Tour

San Francisco Private Sightseeing Tour

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Make your visit to San Francisco easy by taking this private sightseeing tour that includes round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle of your choice and bridge tolls. See some of the city’s most famous and memorable areas as this tour takes away the stress of maneuvering through the streets and parking in congested areas. Walk down Pier 39, stop for a cannoli in North Beach, see historic cable cars at the San Francisco Cable Car Museum, and take photos of the windmills in Golden Gate Park. Whatever you choose to do, it's up to you when and where to stop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | 1 Day Pass, Unlimited Use, Live Guide

San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | 1 Day Pass, Unlimited Use, Live Guide

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See the best of San Francisco with Hop on Hop off Bus Tours. Our open-top sightseeing tours will introduce you to all the city's must-see sights, with stops conveniently located at iconic landmarks and attractions. Your flexible ticket allows you to hop on and hop off the bus as much as you like, so you can enjoy the freedom to stay for a few snaps, or immerse yourself for hours. Your ticket is valid for 1 day unlimited use from 9am to 5pm.
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  • 2 hours
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Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper

Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper

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You're in a special city. Why take an ordinary tour? This is the ONLY convertible MINI Cooper tour in the country! This tour is totally customizable – you choose the length of the tour, what time you want to be picked up, and what you want to see. I love San Francisco and have spent 20 years studying and exploring the city. I’ll work with you to plan your tour so you can see the famous sites and the hidden gems other tours can't go to or don't know about. I’ve designed this to be the type of tour I would take if I visited San Francisco, but where you go is up to you. I make suggestions along the way, but how long you spend at any site is up to you. You're never rushed, and never have to wait for other people. It's all about you! Plus, it's fun! In the convertible MINI Cooper, you see everything up close and personal as we drive along. I love showing guests San Francisco, and talking about the history and culture of this unique and special city.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day electric bike rental. Hop on a regular bike or an electric bike, for an easier ride, and pedal past all of the sites on the top of your list. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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San Francisco Private Love Tour

San Francisco Private Love Tour

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If you’re going to do a sightseeing tour of San Francisco by bus, make it a memorable one. Book a 1970s-era Volkswagen bus for your private party of six and wind through the city’s top attractions with a personalized guide on a 4-hour tour. Travel into streets that larger vehicles cannot pass through as you explore Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. Hotel transport included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour

Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour

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Get to know San Francisco a little better on this full day tour of the city. This tour is well-suited to travelers who want to get the lay of the land before digging deeper: with your guide by your side, spinning stories and letting you know all about the history of the city, tour neighborhoods, stop at famous landmarks and enjoy pristine photo opportunities of highlights like Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the sea lion hangout at Pier 39.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Urban Spy Adventure

Urban Spy Adventure

Become a spy for a day while exploring some of San Francisco's most iconic neighborhoods! Every group is split into two teams who then sneak, run, stalk, and dodge enemy agents as they work together to accomplish covert missions on the streets of San Francisco.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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  • 5 hours
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$461.54
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Night Views of San Francisco

Night Views of San Francisco

Getting there is Most of the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.67
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Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$302.57
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San Francisco Fishermans Wharf Tourist Scavenger Hunt

San Francisco Fishermans Wharf Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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This tourist scavenger hunt will take you from Fishermans Wharf to Russian Hill and North Beach! In fact, it will take you to all the major sites, museums and lookout points, as well as a few hidden gems.
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  • 3 hours
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass

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Discover San Francisco from the Bay to the Pacific Ocean, with stops throughout for photo opportunities you won’t want to miss. Stunning panoramic views off Nob Hill and the colorful life of the Mission district. Come see the beauty of Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Civic Center, the breathtaking waterfront and the fashionable Union Square, these are just some of the sites you’ll treasure long after your visit to the magnificent city by the bay. San Francisco is an extremely popular international tourist destination famous for its landmarks, including Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, and Coit Tower, its steep rolling hills, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. The city is also known for its diverse, cosmopolitan population, including large and long-established Asian American, and LGBT communities
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  • 2 hours
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San Francisco Night Tour

San Francisco Night Tour

Enjoy an evening tour around one of the most famous cities in the world. San Francisco absolutely glows at night and you can see first hand all of the magnificent sites San Francisco has to offer at night from our original double decker bus. Our Deluxe Evening Tour takes you from fashionable Union Square, around the city allowing for a great view of the scenic Bay Bridge and then back to Union Square. Along the way you will see sites such as: Union Square, the Financial District, Embarcadero, view of the Bay Bridge, and Civic Center. Do not miss out on these great sites at night. Our Deluxe Evening Tour is completely safe and begins nightly at 5:30 p.m. This double decker bus tour takes you through the best that San Francisco has to offer after dark. The city absolutely comes to life when the sun goes down. Beautiful light displays are everywhere you look: storefronts, artwork, street performances and the City itself.
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  • 1 hour
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The Ultimate Night Tour of San Francisco - via a small sight seeing shuttle

The Ultimate Night Tour of San Francisco - via a small sight seeing shuttle

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Enjoy from the comfort of a tour van There is a lot you can see in 1.5 hours when you take our night tour. No worries about walking from place to place. You will cover many different parts of the city and enjoy beautiful views from the comfort of our van. Since the tour is only 1.5 hours, you will still have time to go out afterward. Not just that, we will be showing you all the cool places, so you will be able to make a better decision once you have taken our amazing night tour. The Rout: - Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach - China Town - Nob Hill - Grace Cathedral - Financial District - Trans America Building - Union Square - *Treasure Island or Twin Peaks (Depends on the weather) - Return to Fisherman's Wharf Image source: Image Source: https://pixabay.com/
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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San Francisco Hop on Hop off Open Top Bus Tour + City Night Tour (Live Guide)

San Francisco Hop on Hop off Open Top Bus Tour + City Night Tour (Live Guide)

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See all the top landmarks! One of the undeniable highlights of our San Francisco Bus Tour is the journey across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, with top-deck views across the bay. However, with its diverse neighborhoods, lively entertainment hub and bustling shopping district, there are so many other great areas of the Golden City to explore. Hop on with us to discover the best of San Francisco.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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