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Dining, Shopping, Tours, & More to Do in Civic Center

Things to Do


Civic Center Walking Tours

Self-Guided Tour
Free Walking Guides offers a free, downloadable app to a tour of the Civic Center area via your phone. Each point of interest is a five to 10 minute walk from one another.

Tour of City Hall and the Civic Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am
City Guides, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead free history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Walks last from 1-1/2 to 2 hours. For a small donation per participant, group tours are also available. Find out more.

City Hall Public Tours

Monday-Friday at 10am, noon and 2pm.
Reservations: (415) 554-6139
San Francisco City Hall Docent Tour Program provides the tours to the public. All tours run 45 minutes to an hour. Reservations are required for groups of eight or more and must be made four weeks in advance to allow for scheduling. A fee is charged for private groups of eight people or more. There is no charge for school groups from the elementary-high school level. The sign-up location for tours is the Docent Tour kiosk, located in the Goodlett Place lobby next to the elevators.


Bike Tours

Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours
Guided bike tours start and finish at their location in Hayes Valley, 385 Linden St. Prices include bicycle and helmet. You should wear comfortable, layered clothing.

Sightseeing Tours

City Sightseeing
(415) 440-8687

Go Car Tours
(415) 441-5695

Open Top Sightseeing
(415) 920-9310

SF Sightseeing GrayLine
(415) 434-8687