Emperor Norton Tours

Fridays, 11 a.m.



Wednesdays, 11 a.m.



Sundays, 11 a.m.



Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.




Homemade fudge and free samples, how can you go wrong?

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Best Pizza in the City, Toni won an award for the best pizza Margherita in the world in Naples, Italy.

Mara’s Italian Pastries

Best pastries in North Beach, be sure to try the cannoli.

XOX Truffles

Chef Jean-Mark makes the best truffles in San Francisco, and he’s been voted one of the top-ten chocolatiers in America by Chocolatier Magazine.

Liguira Bakery

Best focaccia in San Francisco, they’ve been baking it since 1911. Get there early before they sell out.

Bi Rite Market

A market unlike any other, with a huge variety top-quality of produce, cheeses, meats, seafood and more in a tiny space. 

Dandelion Chocolate

A unique chocolate factory, everything is made on-premises, and each 70% cocoa bar is made from beans from a single source.

Samiramis Imports

The best Middle-Eastern market in San Francisco.


An authentic Italian bakery with great desserts. In business for over 50 years.

Boudin Bakery

Watch them make the famous San Francisco Sourdough bread, as they have been doing since 1849. Also, enjoy the history museum on the second floor.

Levi’s Plaza

Home of the Levi Strauss Co., makers of the 501 blue jeans. Enjoy the park, or check out the Levi’s Museum.

Coit Tower/Telegraph Hill

Built in the 1930s from a bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, it’s filled with WPA murals. Take the elevator to the top for a spectacular view. Next, walk down the stairs on Filbert or Greenwich Streets for gardens, vistas, and possibly, wild parrots.

The Exploratorium

A hands-on science museum, great for kids and adults too.

The Ferry Building Marketplace

Built in 1896, it was the second busiest passenger terminal in the world, until the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge opened in 1936. Today, it hosts a gourmet emporium and some of the best restaurants in the City.

The Columbus Tower/Sentential Building

Built in 1904, it’s covered in copper. Home of San Francisco’s corrupt boss Abe Reuf. Today, it is owned by the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and is home to his American Zoetrope Studios and his Café Zoetrope. 

The Hippodrome

Located in the heart of the Barbary Coast, this former concert hall and saloon dates to the 1870s. Ask to see the secret tunnel in the basement.

Hotaling Alley

Entrance to the Jackson Square Historic District, where many of the buildings date from the 1850s-1870s. This area did not burn in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Gateway to the Barbary Coast.