Exploring a city can be an expensive pastime. But not with City Guides. This nonprofit organization celebrates San Francisco by offering scores of free walking tours each week to help you discover the landmarks, legends and lore of the city. I tried the Fisherman's Wharf tour with Bethel Watt, one of 300 volunteer guides, and enjoyed two hours of behind-the-scenes revelations about this world-famous destination. Several different tours are offered daily, even in winter, covering various parts of the city. Most last 90 minutes to two hours. http://www.sfcityguides.org.
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