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Experience hosted by Bernard

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Rising from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake San Francisco City Hall epitomizes a
urban spirit that rebuilt city in time for the Pan American Exhibition. Built in the time honored architectural Beaux style. Such pride infused this building that its dome is 42 feet higher than the U. S. Capital. Covering two blocks the inspirational design of the site is used for numerous ceremonial occasions including marriages,the most famous was the betrothal of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Munroe in 1954. The majestic building has also been the site for several movies. City Hall is the center for all the major performing arts venues-the symphony, the opera the ballet , theAsian Art Museum and a unique stand alone building for jazz. We'll explore their architecture as well the U N Plaza symbolizing the establishment of the United Nations which was signed in San Francisco. As we walk east towards Union Square we will pass through The Tenderloin, the historic site of the cities famous night life where jazz,dance halls and saloons charged the night air with an electric-neon buzz. It was here where the cluster of alternative life styles signified the ultimate urban experience.
Other things to note
This is an easily walkable area.-dense with services, restaurants and apartments.
Rising from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake San Francisco City Hall epitomizes a
urban spirit that rebuilt city in time for the Pan American Exhibition. Built in the time honored architectural Beaux style. Such pride infused this building that its dome is 42 feet higher than the U. S. Capital. Covering two blocks the inspirational design of the site is used for numerous ceremonial occasions including marriages,the most famous was the b…

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Meet your host, Bernard

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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After 40 years of focusing on how cities encourage cultural attractions I am now offering a tour of San Francisco City Hall and its impact on creating the vibrant neighborhood that surrounds its famous Beaux Art building. As a former professor of urban studies I have been able to assist in some aspects of the evolution of just a civic area into a partof the city brimming with social and cultural life Our experience will cover the array of architecture, and its expression on the streets of San Francisco.
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Where you'll be

This tour will bring an organized and informational focus on the best highlights of city hall and its neighborhood.
Alessio
December 2018
Bernard has been a wonderful guide on our tour. He showed us the heart of SF with unique walk that will stay in our heart. It has been a perfect experience. Thanks

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.