Free tour

San Francisco Urban Hike Through Land's End with Morning Tea and Local Bite

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Mark
Registered on August 26, 2020

I am a San Franciscan through and through! My family landed here about 1890 and generations have lived and loved here ever since. As a fourth generation local, I was born and raised in the bay area, spent much of my early years in San Francisco and now am thrilled every day for the last 28 years to wake up every day in this beautiful city! As a past entertainer, singer, and current culinary instructor, I'm excellent at telling a story in an engaging and colorful way, and being a history buff (with my favorite subject being San Francisco) I'll work hard to make sure you enjoy your time with me.

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Tour description

Feeling a little active? San Francisco’s natural park spaces are unique and unparalleled to other cities in the United States. At the north corner of the City lies “Lands End”. Better known as the “locals” hidden park. The area features many historical monuments, full indoor museum, quiet nature trails, giant Pacific ocean views, and the most magnificent shining prize – a triple, grade A view of the Golden Gate Bridge. This tour includes a local made pastry served with healing teas from San Francisco’s Chinatown. Along with an energizing and challenging hike,  a stop along the beach, a trek through the most “ritzy” neighborhood in San Francisco, and some colorful stories of the past, you’ll go home with a picture of the bridge, end to end, that most visitors would never imagine is possible – guaranteed! Highlights include: A visit to the ruins of The Sutro Baths A brief history of the area and it’s native population long ago Huge, expansive ocean and coastal views A visit to the exterior of the Legion of Honor museum and its fountains   

Note: This is a hiking / walking tour. While not very steep, there are uphill climbs and long sets of stairs through the park. Please read all details before booking. Drive / Park: It is NOT recommended you drive to the start of the tour. Best to taxi or UBER to the start of the tour. If you are driving, there is a parking lot next to the tour starting spot, but the lot can get full and busy very early. Street parking is nearby, but please check street signs for restrictions. This tour begins and ends in the same location. ·  
   Water and bathroom stops will be signaled along the route. Please note the stops are limited on this tour. ·      

Guide is equipped with all the food served, first aid kit, emergency water •       Note: This is a hiking / walking tour. While not very steep, there are uphill climbs and long sets of stairs through the park. It is not recommended for very young children, those who may have a medical or heart condition, persons with difficulty walking for long periods of time or related physical issues. Sorry, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on this tour. •     

  Dress: comfortable, easy to walk in. Sneakers, light jackets (unless it’s a very cold day), shorts and t-shirts are fine on warm days. It is recommended you always check the weather before you depart as the area has many microclimates. •      

 What to bring: Extra water if desired, gloves or umbrella (weather permitting), sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended. Medications if needed. *** NOTE: This tour will be cancelled if moderate or heavy rain occurs

THIS TOUR HAS A MINIMUM 2 PERSON Requirement. If you are a solo traveler, there will need to be other guests booked for the tour to commence. You will be contacted prior to the event if the minimum is not met

RUNNING LATE? Please contact the guide if you expect to run late. Only a 15-20 minute grace period is given f no contact is made. Please be respectful of other guests waiting to take the tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Lands End Lookout 680 Point Lobos Ave...
    Lands End Lookout 680 Point Lobos Ave San Francisco CA 94121 USA
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    Meet your guide in front of the Land's End Lookout Visitors Center. There is a large lion statue in front of the building

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Lands End Lookout
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Lands End Trail
  • 3
    Outside visit
    China Beach
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Legion of Honor
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ocean Beach

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Bruns 04 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Wir hatten eine großartige Tour mit Mark. Der Start mit der typischen Süßspeisen und dem Tee aus Chinatown am Lands End war super und hat uns auf eine tolle, sehr sehenswürdige und informative Tour über den Lands End Trail geführt. Vielen Dank für die sehr schöne Zeit.
Umair 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Mark was great. He was very knowledgeable and was able to share his thoughts and history at a perfect pace. The views were spectacular. This tour was the most amazing tour I have ever done. Full of breathtaking views. Mark was amazing. Highly Recommend Tour. I would love do this same tour again when I come back.
Karyl 14 Feb 2021
Chino Hills

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Travelled in group - Feb 2021
My husband, son and I had a terrific time today on this hike! It was so fun and informative. Mark was an excellent guide and host and the treat and tea he brought us were delicious! We will absolutely sign up for more of his tours next time we are in town.
Gus 28 Nov 2020

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Travelled in group - Nov 2020
Mark was a very knowledgeable and friendly person. His family has a lengthy history with San Francisco which helped Mark provide more details about the city from his family history. We greatly appreciate how Mark adhered to COVID-19 safety protocol. We definitely applaud Mark for the tour of Sutro Baths and Lands End.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.