Edward Gibbons is a native SFist. While many people naturally love where they live, San Francisco residents such as Edward Gibbons seem to possess a heartfelt and passionate affection for the many wonders of their city. Edward Gibbons recommends seeing San Francisco on foot as an especially effective way to appreciate its uniqueness. Gibbons points out that San Francisco City Guides offers free walking tours for those interested in learning more about the many fascinating aspects of the city. Based on his experience with San Francisco walking tours, Edward Gibbons highly recommends visits to historic and cultural neighborhoods and landmarks, such as Telegraph Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, Market Street downtown, and the Victorian homes of Alamo Square. Other frequented spots on these tours include the Coit Tower murals, Nob Hill, Lands End, Crissy Field, Sutro Baths, Fort Point, Chinatown, North Beach, Japantown, the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Fort Funston the South Beach waterfront, and the Ferry Building.
While the free tours offer many valuable benefits, Edward Gibbons recommends paying for the occasional tour, as well, to gain access that would otherwise not be available. On the Candlestick Park Stadium and AT&T Park tours, participants can walk on the field where the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants play and visit the players’ locker room. For another outing, Edward Gibbons suggests that a group of visitors try out the Haight Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour or some of the Gourmet Walks. On the Haight Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour, participants can experience that neighborhood's particularly colorful history that crosses 12 city blocks of Victorian architecture along the beautiful Golden Gate Park Panhandle. The San Francisco gourmet tours visit “foodie” neighborhoods, sampling culinary delights from San Francisco and nearby Napa wine country. This gourmet tour has been in operation since 2007 and offers a special holiday tour for those visiting the city in December.