April: Cinema by the Bay

April brings the San Francisco International Film Festival. This grand-daddy of American film festivals is a 15-day celebration of cinema featuring more than 175 films and live events, presenting 20 prestigious awards and attracting up to 80,000 attendees. 59th International San Francisco Film Festival April 21 - May 5 The Castro Theatre serves as one of its main venues for festival screenings and events, which run late April thru early…

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The Iconic Castro Thetre

The blade sign of the Castro Theatre is an iconic marker for this internationally renowned neighborhood. Added to the building in the late l 1930s, the marquee and neon were restored and the facade repainted in January 2008 to appear as it had in the 1970s for its role in the film Milk. The original theatre opened in 1910 at 479 Castro Street, now the site of Cliff's Variety. The…

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The Castro

Nestled in the center of San Francisco. Eureka Valley, as the area surrounding the Castro is called, has evolved dramatically over the last century. Transitioning from religious to gay liberal and open neighborhood where the human rights are common sense. Castro still remains the heart of the LGBT community in San Francisco, even the skyrocketing housing prices in the city! Here is its interesting timeline... Vibrant, diverse and historic neighborhood…

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13 Awesome Places to take photos in San Francisco

When most people go to see the sights in San Francisco they want to go to some of the usual places as well as get some unique memories for their photos. Over the course of our experience building an out-of-the-box walking tour, we have begun to recognize some of the best places to take photos in San Francisco. Not only can we take you to some of these beautiful places…

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Who are we and what is our mission?

The Free SF Tour is an initiative, organized by people who love San Francisco. We would like to give a warm welcome to everyone who decides to visit this amazing city! We are open and curious folks who enjoy meeting new friends from all over the world. We would like to make you feel as if a friend of yours is showing you around, but that friend had much more…

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Meet Filip Todd

For 4 years Filip was a guide in Free Sofia Tour and has done more than 200 walking tours. He is one of the founders of Sofia Street Music and Cultural Center 20:19. Filip came in San Francisco 9 years ago to make chocolate for the oldest chocolate factory in California - Ghirardelli Chocolate. He is currently developing a platform for street artists and designs the perfect cajón - percussion…

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