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Italians, Eccentrics & Beat Poets: North Beach Walking Tour - San Francisco, United States

About This Tour

Duration: 1 hour
Location: San Francisco, United States
Product Code: 7167P46

Activity Details

Begin near Washington Square Park with a lovely view of Coit Tower, a monument to one of SF’s most celebrated eccentrics, Lillie Hitchcock Coit. From there, explore the story of the neighborhood’s Italian immigrants who flooded the area at the turn of the century and still lend the area much of its character. It was the friendly cafes and bars opened by the Italians that hosted the Beat Generation and the artists they inspired so your next stops are their old haunts like Caffe Trieste and Vesuvio, where everyone from Allen Ginsberg to Bob Dylan have enjoyed a drink. Pause in Kerouac Alley and press your noses to the glass of City Lights Bookstore. Finish with a few of the favorite hangout spots of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, proving that the spirit of art and eccentricity are alive and well in the neighborhood.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Washington Square, Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

Washington Square Park

Pass By: Trinity and St. Peter's Church, 1620 Gough St Ca 94109, San Francisco, CA 94109-4418

Saints Peter and Paul Church

Pass By: Jack Kerouac Alley, 257 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4519

Jack Kerouac Alley

Type of Activity

Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours >

Type of Booking

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