Back in the 1800s, North Beach was, indeed, actually a beach. Today, it is a neighborhood with a most colorful past encompassing San Francisco's Little Italy, the Barbary Coast and the heart of Beat Generation. And the best way to really appreciate this fascinating part of the city is on foot. This tour is focused on the people and places that have made North Beach what it is today: an exciting and diverse neighborhood with stories to tell around every corner.
"Touring North Beach in good company..."
You can walk thru Haight Ashbury and talk about the Victorian architecture and the neighborhood's late 19th/early 20th century history. Or you can talk about 1967 and the Summer of Love, when this neighborhood became the nexus of a cultural and political transformation. Or, you can talk about both - and weave together the fascitinating pastiche that is Haight Ashbury.