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Travel like a local

San Francisco is as layered as the clothing worn here. Peel back its modern tech-obsessed reputation to discover classic charm in the City. Neon signs shaped like martini glasses flicker on at the old-school bars, tempting passers-by en route to a bucket-list meal. People ride bikes in search of windmills and waterfalls in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco teems with things to do (rain, fog, or shine): cooking classes, sailing trips, or vintage VW bus tours, among other activities. See for yourself with Airbnb Experiences.

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Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge
We will meet at a pier in the Marina/Presidio district of San Francisco where we will be located near the Golden Gate Bridge. The views of the water will be spectacular and because of the size of the pier we will have more than enough room to spread out and try our techniques. Make sure to arrive early so you can find parking and pay for it if need be near The Warming Hut cafe. Once all the guests have arrived we will learn to set up the equipment we will supply with a very detailed explanation of how and why we use particular gear. Once we have set up our rods, filled our bait in our traps we will learn the different forms of casting and the technique of reeling. Because we are fishing for crab there is a different approach to how you catch crab off of a rod and reel. We will not be allowed to take home any Dungeness crab, unfortunately, because the Bay is a protected estuary. As a result we will be catching rock & red crab which are edible and delicious crabs to take home. This experience is an all weather endeavor so rain or shine we will make it happen. Please join me as many others have to see if spending an afternoon out on the waterfront of the bay, meeting new people and learning a skill is right for you! Great for big groups, corporate outings and team building exercises! Please inquire directly if you have 10+ people www.theartofcrabbing.com
The Ultimate San Francisco Electric Bike Tour
On this 100% local electric bike tour you’ll experience SF’s most essential sights in one unforgettable adventure. The awesome tour route features a full ride on the Golden Bridge and includes SF’s best landmarks, parks, neighborhoods, Victorian architecture, and hidden gems along the way. We’ll even have a picnic in the park, w/ epic panoramic views. —> GOT QUESTIONS Just send me a note! Also see sfbiketours.com for more info on the tours, photos, and cool details<— —> Why choose this experience and electric bike tour? <— (over 700 5-star reviews: this is SF’s highest rated & most celebrated bike experience, by far!) • Make the most of your SF time & explore more! This is the coolest, most active, expansive, & authentic way to experience the city. • Ride the whole Golden Gate Bridge & see it from the most unique local views not offered on any other experience • Explore the best parts of SF’s grand Golden Gate Park • Nick leads all the tours - get SF’s most experienced guide every time • Ride an awesome custom-built electric bike, for easy, safe, & extra-fun pedaling (these are the best bikes in SF, hands down) • Wireless audio system to guarantee you don’t miss a thing and ensures the safest ride • Picnic feat. SF’s best sandwiches • Captivating stories & iPad collection of cool historical photos *Great for offsites, companies & private groups
I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeaster's are known as being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
LGBTQ Castro Tours
Explore the largest sexual and gender diverse community in the world and cruise the Castro like a local on this fun and fascinating two-hour LGBTQ cultural walk. As a long-time resident and civil rights activist, I'll show you why diversity is celebrated as we meet real people with real stories in this beautiful village of rainbows. Offering the most comprehensive LGBTQ tour in the world, you'll visit twice as many historical sites than any other tour experience. Discover how the Gold Rush, World War II, civil rights leader Harvey Milk, the AIDS epidemic, and the Rainbow Honor Walk created such a strong and progressive LGBTQ community. Learn how LGBTQ equality and civil rights are still being fought for in the United States today. Private groups of 10 or more can be accommodated on a request basis and are subject to availability. Other things to note Fortunately, San Francisco's weather is mostly mild year round so tours operate rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Our route is easy, with no large hills and is handicapped accessible. There will be adult content.
Tech Tourism for a Cause
Our group will tour the main office on Airbnb's growing urban campus while learning how our community of hosts, guests, and employees give back. We will do a deep dive on how design informs the culture at Airbnb, and why our mission to create a world where "anyone can belong anywhere" is so important to the work that we do. Be ready to snack on some yummy house made treats compliments of the food team. Other things to note You will be required to bring a valid photo ID and sign an NDA. The name on your ID must match the name on your Airbnb account. Photos & video allowed in designated areas. No large bags/backpacks.

Dive into San Francisco by the bay

Sausalito's Headlands & The Golden Gate
Join a local guide for a scenic and insightful walk on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy the beauty of the coastal parklands just outside Sausalito in the Marin Headlands. We meet at the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce next to the ferry landing and shuttle to Fort Baker to enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, San Francisco, Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay in the headlands above Horseshoe Cove. We make a gradual ascent on a car-free path to a sensational overlook at Battery Spencer high above the bridge to enjoy commanding views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. After exploring the overlook, we head back to bridge level, where you can choose to walk on-your-own across the Golden Gate Bridge (45 minutes, 1.7 miles) back to San Francisco or continue on to Fort Baker. If you choose not to walk the bridge, we conclude our walk back in Sausalito. Note: If the walk is not on the calendar for the date you want or fully booked, please contact me and we might be able to accommodate you. This walk is also ideal for corporate team building outings! Please note: If you prefer to drive to Sausalito, I will meet you at the entrance to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Fort Baker. Plenty of free parking available in a large outdoor lot at the museum.
San Francisco Bay Sailing Awesomeness
Get a taste for what an awesome experience living, working and voyaging on a classic sailboat can be, while viewing fantastic landmarks from the uncrowded deck of " Alsager ", using sustainable and eco friendly wind power. Perhaps choose an evening sail, and enjoy a wonderful sunset. We will be outside only, with plenty of space, breathing clean Pacific air! Get a little salty while we sail and chat about what it's like going far from land and crossing oceans, from endless waves and wind, to calm nights under starry skies. Get a feel for what it's like to live and thrive in a constantly moving small space, in a beautiful but unforgiving environment. Hear what it's like to battle Tuna and Sailfish while under sail, and have the freshest sushi minutes later. And to anchor in tropical anchorages, bathe in the sea, and surf uncrowded waves right from the boat. Ask as little or as much as you like about surviving storms, living in foreign countries, meeting great cruising friends, and unplugging from normal living to find another path. Perhaps, ask how you can get started yourself. Spend time aboard a unique, rugged, beautiful boat with numerous Atlantic Ocean crossings and a Panama Canal transit under her belt, that has provided a safe and peaceful haven for her crew over the span of five decades in a green, earth friendly fashion. Great for groups and team-building too!
SpinOut WaterBike Ride on San Francisco Bay
During our 90 min fitness experience (60 minutes on water), have an invigorating ride with time to reflect, and get away from the hustle & bustle of SF and explore our amazing Bay waters. This is great for couples, groups, and for team-building events. A custom made adventure for your company, birthday, bachelor/ette party, etc. New Summer Pricing: 20% Off - Early Birds with 14+ Day Advance Bookings for all bookings. 10 - 19 Riders: 10% off 20+ Riders: 15% off Yes, that’s right our bikes that float! The waterbikes are super safe, stable, and fast. Our fun 60 min scenic ride can either be a workout or just super casual. Intro to Waterbikes (30 mins), • We will get you familiar with the waterbikes, how they work. • We will show you some quick safety tips • Then get out onto the water to enjoy the splendor of the famous San Francisco waterfront. Setting out from South Beach Harbor Marina - Gate 4 at we will ride out to see the San Francisco Skyline and the San Francisco Bay Bridge, I’ll take awesome pics and video of you to share with your fam and followers. We will be moving at casual pace of 2 to 4 mph, the top speed is determined on the conditions, currents and your group’s fitness level. Lastly, we will end our class with a cool down, exchange pics and contact info giving you plenty of time to enjoy other activities the Bay has to offer.
Spectacular San Francisco Bay Sailing
Fall offers great sailing with sunnier skies, warmer days, and spectacular sunsets. Our Catalina 27 sloop delivers an unforgettable two-hour private sailing charter featuring spectacular views from San Francisco Bay. You will be welcomed aboard by her fun-loving and informative Captain, Larry, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed 30-year veteran of sailing on the Bay. During the sail Captain Larry will share his unique understanding of San Francisco Bay. We cast off from Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Raising sails in historic Clipper Cove and heading northwest you will enjoy wide open Bay vistas of Angel Island, Alcatraz, Sausalito, Mt. Tamalpais, and the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Expect to see seals, sea lions, harbor porpoises, pelicans, and possibly a whale! As we approach the San Francisco waterfront you are rewarded with a unique view of the city's signature skyline. Next, we head south along San Francisco’s historic Embarcadero for a postcard view of the 1898 Ferry Building, followed by two thrilling passages under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. No sailing experience is required to enjoy this family friendly outing but participation is welcome. Inquire for alternative itineraries. Special three hour Blue Angels viewing excursions are now available for Fleet Week, October 7, 8, and 9.
Private sailboat charters on a modern luxury sailing yacht
Private sailing charters on a luxury sailing yacht. Imagine sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge while the sun is setting on the Pacific Ocean. Celebrate your special event under the romance of sailing. Have you ever wanted to go sailing in the San Francisco Bay area but didn’t know anyone with a boat? Come sail with me, Captain John. Let me share my passion for sailing with you. I’m a U.S. certified sailing instructor and licensed by the U.S Coast Guard and fully insured. The boat, Temptation, was purchased in 2006 brand new. She is a modern, luxury 37-foot sailing yacht. This is a great economical way to spend a memorable day on the beautiful San Francisco Bay. It’s so much fun! Private sailboat cruises are a great way to celebrate your special event. All the events can be customized for you!

Most popular in San Francisco

The Surreal San Francisco Walking Tour
PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a regular walking tour. It’s an edgy, outrageous, uniquely-San Franciscan experience. Have a few laughs with storyteller-extraordinaire Clyde Always, the Bard of Bay City, former headliner at these local venues: the Marsh Theater, the Lost Church and Café International on Haight. You’ll be dazzled by many of Clyde’s own modern MYTHS, LEGENDS, FABLES and FAIRYTALES. They feature witches & pirates, hobos & hipster-devils... Make sure you bring your imagination. In between these zany stories, your host will be pointing out various dives, murals, coffeehouses, landmarks, shops and stunning Victorians—no shortage of Instagramable photo-ops, here. Miles away from the rest of the tourists, you’ll get some insider knowledge of three of the City’s hippest neighborhoods—the Mission, the Castro and the Haight. Looking for fun things to do and delicious things to eat? Clyde’s got the hot tips. BE WARNED! Your host is a fast-talker and he may tell you a few phony “facts.” Take anything he says with a grain of salt. If you’re offended by profanity, soap will be provided (but bring your own water). Scared of heights? Rest easy—the route involves no hill climbing! This stroll is guaranteed to entertain, enliven and uplift both visitors and locals alike. **Please, for PRIVATE GROUPS, DM to check availability before booking. **
Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum
When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you dreamt about it for weeks? On our Chinatown food tour, you’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea, and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay. HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts in the heart of Chinatown with Dim Sum. Ready to take on the day, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we stroll down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. But wait, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church that survived the 1906 earthquake, the oldest temples in the USA, all while sipping some delicious bubble tea. As we approach our final hour, we head to a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30-minute tasting. Feeling warm, we head to our last stop to learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Here we taste a local pork roll from one of the oldest restaurants in town. We cannot run on Mon/Tues.
Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
Please note: this walk is not at all strenuous. Obviously there's some stairs but this is done at a leisurely pace and suitable for almost everyone. Great for families, friends and ideal for groups, company off-sites and team-building. This breathtaking 2 mile walking tour of San Francisco's hidden stairways is the #1 rated Airbnb Experience in the Bay Area, loved by both locals and tourists alike. See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see. Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent! I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way. By booking this tour you are helping preserve and maintain these gorgeous stairs as I make annual donations to both projects. Generally SF is dry May-October. There can be fog in the summertime, mostly in the morning. Temps rarely above 70F (21C) or below 50F (10C). Rain may cancel. It will be necessary to carry small children as strollers are not suitable. If you bring a guest that’s under 18, it’s your responsibility to make sure the activities they participate in are age-appropriate. Instagram: @hiddenstairsSF or hiddenstairsSF@gmail.com
Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach
Gather with us at iconic Baker Beach! An exquisite beach right in the city with a view of the bridge. Enjoy an all-levels yoga practice while wearing headphones and listening to a remix of zen beats. It's not a "silent disco" but we use these style headphones to play music and have clear crisp instruction, while you take up space on the beach. You can still hear the waves crashing through them :) It's more than a 'class'- its a yoga experience. Watching the waves, moving mindfully in nature, and practicing with locals and guests from around the world. We host classes all year long, as our winters here are mild and being on the beach is always SO beautiful! We so look forward to hosting you for this magical experience. Bring water, a sweatshirt and friends. Or come solo! We supply yoga towels and headphones. Exact meeting location is sent to you upon registration.

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Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge
We will meet at a pier in the Marina/Presidio district of San Francisco where we will be located near the Golden Gate Bridge. The views of the water will be spectacular and because of the size of the pier we will have more than enough room to spread out and try our techniques. Make sure to arrive early so you can find parking and pay for it if need be near The Warming Hut cafe. Once all the guests have arrived we will learn to set up the equipment we will supply with a very detailed explanation of how and why we use particular gear. Once we have set up our rods, filled our bait in our traps we will learn the different forms of casting and the technique of reeling. Because we are fishing for crab there is a different approach to how you catch crab off of a rod and reel. We will not be allowed to take home any Dungeness crab, unfortunately, because the Bay is a protected estuary. As a result we will be catching rock & red crab which are edible and delicious crabs to take home. This experience is an all weather endeavor so rain or shine we will make it happen. Please join me as many others have to see if spending an afternoon out on the waterfront of the bay, meeting new people and learning a skill is right for you! Great for big groups, corporate outings and team building exercises! Please inquire directly if you have 10+ people www.theartofcrabbing.com
Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
Pottery Class-Take a Claycation
We will literally get down to earth, get centered and throw some mud. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty and explore the depth of your creative spirit. Our master potter will demonstrate the mesmerizing process of throwing a basic cylinder on the wheel. Then its your turn to get your hands into the clay and create your own masterpiece. Anything you want to keep will be trimmed, bisque fired, glazed and glaze fired by our master potter's and made available for you to pick up at a later date (3-6 weeks). After you have created your masterpieces, the last 15 minutes of class will be for clean-up. If you want to use all your time creating, for a small fee, the teacher will do the clean-up for you, just ask. *Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time. Late arrivals disrupt the flow of the demonstration and won't give you the time you will want to create. *For a private group or team session at a date and time of your choice, please send me a message. Other things to note Children are welcome with an adult guarding registered and participating in the same class.
The Ultimate San Francisco Electric Bike Tour
On this 100% local electric bike tour you’ll experience SF’s most essential sights in one unforgettable adventure. The awesome tour route features a full ride on the Golden Bridge and includes SF’s best landmarks, parks, neighborhoods, Victorian architecture, and hidden gems along the way. We’ll even have a picnic in the park, w/ epic panoramic views. —> GOT QUESTIONS Just send me a note! Also see sfbiketours.com for more info on the tours, photos, and cool details<— —> Why choose this experience and electric bike tour? <— (over 700 5-star reviews: this is SF’s highest rated & most celebrated bike experience, by far!) • Make the most of your SF time & explore more! This is the coolest, most active, expansive, & authentic way to experience the city. • Ride the whole Golden Gate Bridge & see it from the most unique local views not offered on any other experience • Explore the best parts of SF’s grand Golden Gate Park • Nick leads all the tours - get SF’s most experienced guide every time • Ride an awesome custom-built electric bike, for easy, safe, & extra-fun pedaling (these are the best bikes in SF, hands down) • Wireless audio system to guarantee you don’t miss a thing and ensures the safest ride • Picnic feat. SF’s best sandwiches • Captivating stories & iPad collection of cool historical photos *Great for offsites, companies & private groups
I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeaster's are known as being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.

Your guide to San Francisco

What is the best food in San Francisco?

That’s a loaded question. San Francisco is a city that brings the world together through its food (and drinks), a mix of iconic and innovative. For a real taste of the Bay Area, here are some local neighborhoods (in San Francisco and beyond) that you can’t miss, no matter how many places are on your list.

The Richmond District

Some of the best dim sum in the city, among other eats, can be found in this neighborhood that runs adjacent to Golden Gate Park. This is a great alternative to San Francisco’s famous Chinatown for authentic eats, most notably on Clement Street.

The Mission District

For real-deal taquerias, it’s hard to beat the Mission for tacos, burritos, and other Mexican fare — the lines are there to prove it — but that’s only the beginning when it comes to Latin American cuisine. There is so much more to enjoy here in the form of Salvadorian restaurants, vegan empanadas, and Peruvian tapas, among others. Take food tours with locals to get the most out of the wide selection of the Mission’s delicious eats (think noodles, pizza, coffee, Michelin-rated pastries, and more).

Temescal (Oakland)

Head across the Bay Bridge to arrive in Temescal, one of Oakland’s oldest neighborhoods. This walkable stretch of Telegraph Avenue has long been a local darling for bistros, dive bars, and kid-friendly restaurants.


Where do locals hang out in San Francisco?

It’s not uncommon to start the day with a yoga on the beach, or a jog in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — passing Fort Point, the Marina Green, Crissy Field, and Fort Mason — before hitting a brunch in the nearby Marina, or heading over to the Castro or Hayes Valley. By afternoon, people flock to restaurant parklets in neighborhoods like North Beach. However most locals would agree that the city’s green spaces, favorites include Dolores Park and the Presidio, are the place to meet up with friends and family for a low-key outing.


What are the best day trips from San Francisco?

The San Francisco Bay Area is a “choose your own adventure” place with natural beauty in the city and beyond: mountains, valleys, beaches, and lush parks are all reachable on day, and half-day, trips.

North Bay

The Napa and Sonoma wine regions are some of the best ways to explore outside of the city, and most people arrange wine tasting and transportation tours for a safe and enjoyable day out. For those looking for more of an outdoors vibe, the Marin Headlands are laced with beautiful hiking trails, many of which lead to Mount Tamalpais (better known as Mt. Tam). You can also head out in the early morning to Muir Woods to see some of the world’s most ancient redwoods. From there, take the scenic Highway 1 drive to find a sprinkling of beach towns with cafes, breweries, and bookstores in places such as Dillon Beach, Stinson Beach, and Point Reyes.

Bike rides over the Golden Gate Bridge drop you in Sausalito for galleries, restaurants, and more waterfront trails that extend to Mill Valley. For those who don’t feel like making the round trip on two wheels, opt for a quick ferry ride from Sausalito back to the Embarcadero. Another great ferry option: a short ride drops you at Angel Island for beautiful sweeping views of the bay and easy-to-moderate hikes. Just be sure to bring a picnic to Angel Island, food and drink options are limited.

East Bay

Just over the Bay Bridge, urban wineries, live music, and shopping can be found in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda. The first Sunday of each month, the Alameda Flea Market (the Alameda Point Antiques Faire) is a popular spot for locals to shop for a mix of vintage clothing, art, and furniture in a labyrinth of stalls, set against 360-degree backdrop of San Francisco’s skyline and the Port of Oakland’s cranes. For nightlife, First Fridays are a celebration of the Oakland arts, and the Fox Theatre in Uptown Oakland is a Bay Area favorite for music venues, with easy BART access back to the city.