US $30

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.

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

What's Included

  • 90-minute guided walking tour of the Tenderloin
  • Local guide

Additional Information

  • Please cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours before the tour's start time.

Customer Reviews

Verified Reviews
  • 36 Ratings

  • Lindsay

Pam was excellent -- deeply informed and knowledgeable, charismatic and lovely, funny and engaging with a few of her own stories shared during our walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Pam and would do this again as well as recommend a Tenderloin walking tour to others! Thank you!

December 31, 2018

  • Karen

I can't recommend this tour highly enough - the highlight of my trip to SF. I enjoyed learning from an eloquent, informative and articulate host about the fascinating history of the Tenderloin - especially its union, LGBT, ethnic minority and working-class links - and seeing places I would not otherwise have had access too (Cadillac Hotel) or understood the backstory to (Boddecker Park). More importantly, though, it totally changed my perspective; instead of walking through an area of very visible poverty and homelessness and leaving depressed and shocked about what I saw, I left feeling empowered by having heard about resistance, service and outreach provision, active community organising, church and charity initiatives and the power of policy and legislation (such as tenancy rights, curbs on developers etc) to bring about change for the better. Instead of a "poverty safari", as these things can so often be, it was a walk that made me think about solidarity and hope.

December 11, 2018

  • Keith

Great experience. Good history of Tenderloin. Plus info on current efforts to help residents without housing.

November 27, 2018
Tenderloin, San Francisco, CA, USA
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