and ONLY-IN-SAN-FRANCISCO TRADITIONS
FOOT! Fun Walking Tours is proud to present Luscious Lobbies: intimate interiors and only-in-San-Francisco traditions, our holiday walking tour of Nob Hill and Union Square. We'll explore the City’s grandest and most decorated lobbies, sparkling with lights and holiday cheer.
San Francisco is a city built around hospitality; hotels, restaurants, and bars have been catering to visitors (and prospectors) since the Gold Rush days. But she shines especially bright around the holidays, and our special edition Luscious Lobbies tour takes you to extraordinary places you wouldn't discover on your own. And along the way, you'll hear about a dozen traditions that could only happen in the City by the Bay.
While the weather outside is frightful, San Francisco's most inviting interiors are decked out, cozy, and downright sumptuous. So stay out of the cold and get the low-down of some of the City's most recognizable landmarks. Bring your cameras and get ready to see San Francisco during the most wonderful time of the year!
This tour covers the general history of the City, focussing on hotels, bars, and businesses in the Nob Hill and Union Square area. You'll learn about the important events that shaped San Francisco's personality: the Gold Rush, the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the newspaper wars . . . and 12 very San Franciscan customs. Plus, you'll get to see landmark buildings dressed in their Sunday best!
tour distance: about 12 blocks tour duration: about two and a quarter hours
hills: three blocks of steep downhill walking ending location: The Palace Hotel at Market and New Montgomery
WARNING: this tour descends Nob Hill, which is very steep!
San Francisco's "Big Three" Hotels: The Fairmont, The St. Francis, and the Palace
World-Famous Union Square, America's favorite place to shop
The story behind the name of Turkey Tetrazinni
The rotunda that refused to die
Refreshments at an historic San Francisco landmark that most locals don't even know about
The Santa Skivvy Run and other local holiday traditions
Plenty of photo opportunities inside lobbies decked out for the holidays
Plus jokes, quizzes, holiday cheer, and fun & games with an expert FOOT! guide!