Let's Take a Detour
We’ve found one of the most interesting and most affordable ways to do a guided tour of San Francisco. If this is your first time visiting the area, we recommend taking a little detour. "Detour" is a location-aware phone app that provides cool offbeat audio city tours based on where you are. The app never gets ahead of you or behind you, and can sync with friends via Bluetooth for a group tour. You start your tour by picking from seven quirky topics, including "Fisherman’s Wharf as seen through the eyes of fishermen" or "Cool Gray City" which talks about 25,000 years of history highlighted in 25 blocks, or "The Castro", a walk with neighborhood hero Cleve Jones through the gay rights revolution to name a few. Follow along with the speaker via the app while you explore San Francisco at your pace.