• Wine Tour

    Wine Country in the City

    You’re invited to an urban tasting trip of San Francisco’s wine bars, hosted by a knowledgeable resident and wine enthusiast. Sample wines by the glass, or in flights designed to showcase California's best wines.
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's first neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart and soul of vibrant San Francisco. This culinary journey is so wonderfully vast that we've split the Mission into two tours
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown


    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia.
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    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

Explore Chinatown Walk

Explore North Beach Walk

Explore The Mission District

Explore Nob Hill Walk

Explore Art Deco San Francisco

Explore Black Sands Beach
Explore Telegraph Hill & Wild Urban Parrots

Explore Historic San Francisco

Explore San Francisco's Northern Waterfront

Explore The Folsom & Explore The Armory



Popular food tours

With drink pairings

Valencia St Corridor/ 16th St/ 18th St

24th Street

Mid-Mission vegetarian food tour

Wine pairing option

Food Tour or tour with lunch after

Day or Night Food Tours

From Russian Hill to Polk Gulch

South-East Asian Food Tour

Food & Urban Winery Tour

Sightseeing, lunch, spa or massage

Barbary Coast, lunch option

SF Maritime National Historic Park
with lunch

Late lunch option

Lunch option

Union Square & FIDI Cocktail Tour

Food & Urban Winery Tour

       Urban Wine Tasting

With drink pairings

Contact Scenic Running
Scenic Running/ Deanna Micros: 415.680.8982
Scenic Running/ Dan Mancini: 415.299.0233
E-mail: scenicrunning@ExploreSF.biz
Reservations Line: 800.595.4849 (24hrs)
Reservations Online: http://sfscenicrunningtours.tix.com

Reservations Line: 800.595.4849 (24hrs)
Book Online Now to Reserve Your Space!
More Information: 415.793.1104
Please note: Alcatraz tours must be sold as part of a package and cannot be sold separately. The Alcatraz portion is $30

Santiago C. Noe,

Keepers of ancient chinese secrets, broke the Mayan code
Mission Food, Valencia Street, 24th Street

Jeanne Beaudet

Historian to the stars, knows more about Nob Hill than she'll admit
Explore North Beach, North Beach Food, Explore Nob Hill

Kimberly Manning Aker

Designer, Art Deco expert, Art Historian, architecture addict, red-head
The Secrets of the 1920's and 30's, DIego Rivera

Matthew McFetridge

Foreign war journalist, 2 X Emmy-Award winner, SF underbelly expert
Polk Street Food Tour, North Beach


Jennifer Simpson

Bay Area Rock n Roll photographer ,private chef & culinary expert.
Little Saigon-Tendernob Food Tour, Downtown Masters Cocktail Tour



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E-mail: Concierge@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz
Fax: 415.651.9148


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Fax: 415.651.9148

After you've seen the tourist attractions, come explore San Francisco with us and see the city as a local. Be at the table for a Pop Up restaurant. Learn the back alleys of Chinatown. How did North Beach save free speech? Experience a wine tour without leaving the city, relax at a Korean day spa in Japantown. Shop boutiques in Pacific Heights near billionaire row or the thrift shops at Church and Market. As flocks of wild parrots fly overhead, have a drink where Jack Kerouac once sat. Visit a Buddhist monastery, and then a chocolate factory. Take a cupcake class in a Mexican Bakery. Find the locations from your favorite Hitchcock film. Buy home made pieces of pie sold on a street corner. Try a burrito at the taqueria that invented it. Is Burmese or Greek the new Tapas? Picnic in Dolores Park then spend the afternoon on Haight Street. So, where is the Grateful Dead house? And lastly, race down the Seward Slides in the Castro, before watching the fog roll in over Twin Peaks...
After you've seen the tourist attractions Explore San Francisco with us! Noticing a disconnect between the San Francisco that tourists see and the city that one would show to their own family and friends, the idea to show visitors a more authentic San Francisco was born.

Put down the guidebook and come explore with us and let's explore the city, the real city. Don't settle for a prepackaged and scripted tour put on by a national tour company, staffed by undepaid and under-enthused guides. Exploring a new city should be fun! All of our tours offer something above and beyond regular sightseeing. Be it a visit to a spa, shopping, neighborhood history and cultural tours, food tours, running tours, architecture tours, wine tours, trying a pop-up restaurant, biking across the Golden Gate, attending a book reading, or observing wild parrots, this is not to be missed...

Happy to show you the city's rich and colorful history, the most fascinating neighborhoods or help you discover the best food, shopping and entertainment venues. You will be surprised at just how unique San Francisco is, but first you have to get away from Pier 39. We can help you with that and you’ll be happy we did. You will leave knowing just how much the real San Francisco has to offer because you experienced it for yourself. After

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