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Discover San Francisco Movie Magic!

car ride

Discover San Francisco Movie Magic!

120 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English
car ride

Discover San Francisco Movie Magic!

car ride

Discover San Francisco Movie Magic!

120 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet at City Hall and view stills and clips from “A View to a Kill”, "Milk", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and other classics filmed there. We’ll hop in a van, grab iPads to view clips of the movies, then we're off to Union Square, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Pac Heights, and many other neighborhoods. We'll see the St. Francis hotel-site of one of the biggest scandals in Hollywood history-and learn all about it. We’ll see filming locations for “Bullitt”, “Mrs. Doubtfire”, "Dirty Harry", "The Conversation", "Just Like Heaven", "The Room", "The Princess Diaries", and many more. We’ll see where Lauren Bacall hid Humphrey Bogart in “Dark Passage”. We’ll look for “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”. Then to Fort Point, where Kim Novak jumped in the Bay and was rescued by Jimmy Stewart in “Vertigo”. We’ll view Alcatraz and talk about “The Rock”, “Birdman of Alcatraz”, and “Escape From Alcatraz”. Next: the headquarters of Lucasfilm to see Yoda, Darth Vader, lightsabers, costumes and props inside. We pass the Walt Disney Family Museum, then see star's homes and other filming locations where tour buses aren't allowed.

Your host

Learn more about Mike

Mike

As a cinephile and a San Franciscan of 26 years, I have a deep knowledge of The City's movie history–and I love sharing it! From Chaplin’s work here to this year’s filming schedule, I can fill you in and show you the locations. Fellow film lovers will get a unique thrill when, for example, they stand in the same spot where Jimmy Stewart pulled 'Madeleine' from the Bay in Vertigo, or they view the house where Robin Williams played Mrs. Doubtfire. Watching a clip of Steve McQueen as Bullitt, while sitting in front of his apartment in that movie, makes those Hollywood images feel beyond real.

What's included

Drinks
Water and soft drinks We go many places big tour vans are prohibited. Stars' homes, the 'Full House' set, and others are…
Tickets
Disney Museum Discount
Transportation
My three-row minivan.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at City Hall, on the steps facing Polk Street and the Civic Center Plaza. I'll text you a picture of myself and my van prior to our meeting time, and you'll have my cell number.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. **Six guests can fit in the van if one is a child or small adult. **We may be able to conduct the tour in French or Spanish with advance notice.

More tips

The focus is on cinematic history, but it's a beautiful overview of San Francisco! We visit many neighborhoods and our guides are deep experts in local history...even non-movie fanatics will love it!

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Discover San Francisco Movie Magic!
120 reviews
From $112/person
120 reviews
From $112/person