Downtown San Francisco: Discovering Must-See Uphill and Downhill Attractions

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3 miles
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Duration 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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Hosted by Kate Rothrock
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore San Francisco's quintessential cityscape with your private in-app audio tour
  • Practice or master the basics of Spanish and Chinese while reading titles around
  • Travel back in time as you observe the vintage streetcars sweeping up and down
  • Learn how long it took to rebuild the Bay Bridge damaged by the earthquake
  • Find out how the local Chinatown was born during the California Gold Rush years
Welcome to San Francisco, California! This audio tour clues you into how San Franciscans enjoy their beloved landmarks and provides a curious sidelight into the life of the city throughout time. You will start with the walk around Union Square, a neat and vibrant urban center now and a dune back in 1850. Next, you will discover the nostalgic Lotta Fountain, the city's oldest monument and the place where the Great Earthquake survivors in 1906 would meet. As you board off the vintage street car or after you walk for a while, you will stroll the famed Embarcadero promenade adorned with palm trees and artwork. From there, you will take in the glorious view of the historic Bay Bridge and get insights into its dramatic backstory. At the waterfront, you will explore the trendy Ferry Building marketplace crammed with local food produce. After these food stalls, the provocative Vaillancourt Fountain will grab your attention with its odd shape and cold public reception background. Then, you will venture out to the wondrous labyrinths of Chinatown, the largest neighborhood of its kind outside Asia. The tour will lead you through its nondescript storefronts to a little fortune cookie factory and show the best way to eat dim sum. Finally, you will admire the iconic Dragon Gate, North America's only authentic Chinatown Gate. Join the tour and experience San Francisco's scenery and historical background from a local's perspective!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendations of worthy places for a delicious break
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Tickets to the cable car and street car — you should buy them on your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Union Square
200 Geary Street
Dragon Gate Chinatown SF
Grant Avenue, 413-401
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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