- 22 Ratings
Walking Tour of the Tenderloin
Explore the Tenderloin, a San Francisco neighborhood known for its rough charm and misunderstood locals, on a guided walking tour. Visit neighborhood landmarks as you team up with a local to get the inside scoop on this overlooked, though colorful spot in the city.
What You Will Do
- Discover favorite neighborhood spots, meet locals and more on a tour that takes you away from the city's upscale neighborhoods
- Stroll city streets to uncover all of the TL's eccentricities and learn about ways the neighborhood maintains its identity
- Experience the spirit of the city as you follow a 30-year resident of the TL, who can give you an intimate history of this often disregarded neighborhood
- 90-minute guided walking tour of the Tenderloin
- Local guide
Please cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours before the tour's start time.
- 22 Ratings
The guide Pam was just awesome! She has a well of knowledge that pours out about the history of Tenderloin, and we gained a very warm impression of the community that exists in the area. I have been a hospice volunteer at Laguna Honda Hospital and have always been interested to get to know more about Tenderloin area since many of the patients are from the area. I now am ready to begin my project to talk to people about Advance Directive, and I will be back every week. Thank you so much! You provide a valuable service, not only for local techies and tourists, but also for nursing students. I feel that the tour should be included in Public Health Nursing of BSN and MSN curriculum. Best Regards, Shizuka Sudo, RN
Dale was fantastic! Highly recommend for all groups and students. Very enlightening, informative and inspiring!
Pam is a captivating, excellent tour guide. She inspired our group to see the Tenderloin in a different way, without feeling shameful or guilty. She bridged gaps for us that we may not have otherwise been able to see. Overall, definitely a highlight of our trip. Thank you!
We enjoyed the individual attention and small group size. The guides were very familiar with the TL and its history. Also, they were open to discussing their personal experiences and tailoring the tour to our interests. Both our guides also provided followup information that was helpful to our particular interests. Really appreciated it!
My tour guide Pam Coates revealed much more beauty and community than I understood existed in the Tenderloin. I took the tour to get to know more about my city, and to feel less afraid in that specific neighborhood, and that was exactly what happened. I felt comfortable and informed and inspired by the tour, and want to take it again to deepen my understanding. Well worth it. I highly recommend.
Our tour guide, Pam, was excellent. She had a great sense of humor and an expansive knowledge of the neighborhood. I wish we had had more time. I learned so much!
Del is a pleasure and doing such wonderful work for and with the Tenderloin. Thank you!
Pam was very open-minded, passionate and knew a lot about the neighbourhood. She could tell me all I wanted to know about the history, the people, the social trends and inputs to care for the homeless people. It was an experience I recommend to all other San Francisco visitors.
We loved it and we think Dell is a Rock Star! I believe if more people knew about it they would take the tour - we found out about it from our son who is an intern at Glide
Very happy and lots of interesting information provided
One of the most rewarding experiences in San Franciso. Out tour guide Pam was lovely and a complete legend. We learnt so much from her during the 90 minute tour. We tried to catch up with Pam again socially several days after however we couldn't make it unfortunately. Would highly recommend.
Great tour, Pam was so charming and full of great information. I really loved how much respect and dignity she presented when speaking about the history in TL. Truly a fantastic experience and lovely guide.
Pam's walking tour is pretty good. She is very knowledgeable and shares lot of history. 90 mins went by very quickly
Pam was great!!
I walked the Tenderloin with Pam. It was a great experience. She was witty, had a lot of knowledge, she was nice, I felt safe. A really respectful walk in that area of the city. To be recommended anytime:)