Audio Tours of San Francisco 2012

Welcome to the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Audio Tours of San Francisco!

We are so excited you are joining us for one of nine unique San Francisco Tours.

Step 1: Read the summaries of the tours to find the one that’s right for you.  Tours range from 1 hour to all day.

Step 2:   Download the audio tour to your computer and Ipod or MP3 player.  To download the audio, right click on audio link, then click ‘save link as.’ The audio ranges from 2 to 6 minutes.  If you just want a quick listen, left click to play.

Step 3: Take your tour listening to the audio (most are walking or taking MUNI)

Step 4: Click here to give us feedback after your tour so that we can improve our tour.

 


Strolling Through the Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tour reveals interesting historical events that have happened in and near AT&T Park. You get to explore the history of South Park, learn about some of the most famous micro-blogging websites, visit one of the best French restaurants in San Francisco, and go to a very popular brewpub.

Strolling through the parks  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Back of the Wharf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of us have enjoyed the magnificent view of the sea, but have you ever been in the hidden places of the waterfront? Our tour will bring you to hidden museums, historical buildings, and delicious restaurants of the waterfront. Get a taste of San Francisco with our tour, “Back of the Wharf”!

Back of the Wharf  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Hill of Treasures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever been to Russian Hill? Perhaps you have walked by before, but do you know anything about the neighborhood? Do you know where one of the world’s most beautiful stairways is? If you don’t know, you should come on our tour. Our tour starts at the San Francisco Art Institute and ends at Macondray Lane. We will visit the oldest house on Russian Hill. Who doesn’t like eating? We will bring you to Polk Street and visit restaurants of various cultures. You will have lots of fun on this tour, so please come.

Hill of Treasures  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Embarcadero Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

On our tour we will show you the beauties around the Embarcadero. You will get a refreshing taste of the city. The time you spend on this tour will be unforgettable. We will be going to the Transamerica Redwood Park, The Embarcadero Centers, Sue Bierman Park, Justin Herman Plaza, and the Ferry Building. You will see wonderful scenery and taste some delicious fresh food along the way.

Embarcadero tour right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Civic Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most people have heard of the Civic Center in San Francisco,but do you know some of its famous stories?  Mirror of the Past will be a wonderful tour that will guide you around the famous landmarks around the Civic Center. We will look at some of the most beautiful buildings and statues. We will take you deeper into the history and stories around the area. Our tour will take you from the world famous building of City Hall to a delicious Vietnamese sandwich restaurant. You will enjoy this wonderful tour!

Civic Center  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Chinatown Evolution

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know the historical places in Chinatown? Have you ever been to the famous restaurant that President Obama visited during his last trip to San Francisco? Do you want to learn about the Chinese culture? From Grant Avenue and Bush Street to Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square, and Jackson Street, we are going to introduce you to the East Wind tour, which will take you to some unique places in Chinatown. Join us on this memorable tour!

Chinatown Evolution  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Gems of North Beach

 

 

 

 

 

The Gems of North Beach Tour will take you on an exclusive look at San Francisco’s Own Little Italy. Enjoy Italian dishes and scenic views? Well, this is the tour for you. Our tour covers stories about the Beat Generation, Joe DiMaggio, Lillie Hitchcock Coit, and more. We will also tour a few restaurants and walk around some of the historical places of the North Beach area.

Gems of North Beach  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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Time Travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to go back in time with us to the 18th and 19th centuries and travel around the Financial District? You will visit places like the Transamerica Pyramid, Redwood Park, Custom House Palace, Wayfare Tavern, Empire Park, Wells Fargo History Museum and the Pacific Heritage Museum. After you finish the tour, you will learn about the fascinating history of this area.

Time Travel  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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5th Avenue of San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a luxurious tour that makes you feel like you’re in New York? “5th Avenue of San Francisco” teaches you about the history of the luxurious Nob Hill.  It was nearly destroyed during the 1906 earthquake and fire, but its history still remains.   The tour includes the finest places in San Francisco such as the famous Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotel.

5th Ave of San Francisco  right click the link  to download the audio file.

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