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view of downtown san francisco on a city tour in the tenderloin

San Francisco City Tour:
The Tenderloin

Discover one of the most diverse and culturally important neighborhoods of San Francisco: the Tenderloin - known by locals as the "TL". When visiting the city, this neighborhood might not be on your radar. Local businesses flourish here – not just some of the best-rated bars and restaurants, but also theaters, bakers, ethnic grocery stores and barbers. 

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

Approx. 4 hours

Group size

4 - 12 travelers


2 pm to 6 pm

Departure dates

Every Saturday

stop at la cocina during your san francisco city tour in the tenderloin


  • Learn about the rich history of the Tenderloin, once the epicenter of the SF jazz scene where legends such as Miles Davis and Billie Holiday performed. 

  • Support three nonprofits in the neighborhood; the Tenderloin Museum, GLIDE Memorial Church, a nationally recognized center for social justice, and La Cocina, a local non-profit whose mission is to support women and minority entrepreneurs as they create and expand their food focused businesses

  • Enjoy a sustainably and mindfully sourced snack at La Cocina Marketplace.

Itinerary of your San Francisco City Tour

Your afternoon tour will start at the non-profit Tenderloin Museum at 2pm where you’ll discover the rich cultural, architectural and political history of the neighborhood. After your visit and with this context in mind, enjoy a narrated walking tour of the neighborhood. One of the most important stops on your tour will be at the GLIDE Memorial Church, which is dedicated to social justice.


Your tour will conclude at La Cocina, a local non-profit whose mission is to support women and minority entrepreneurs as they create and expand their food focused businesses. One snack is included with your tour but we encourage you to hang out and indulge in the diverse and delicious offerings.

Package information

What is included

  • Guide services for 4 hours

  • Entry to the Tenderloin Museum

  • Snack at La Cocina

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Transfers or transportation

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Tips for the guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals other than the ones indicated in the program

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

Price: $119.00 per person

Travel with Teebsi

This San Francisco City Tour supports and provides exposure to local businesses and  three local nonprofits:


  • The Tenderloin Museum, which gives an understanding of this particular neighborhood

  • GLIDE Memorial Church, which serves over 750,000 meals and administers over 3,600 HIV tests each year;

  • La Cocina, which provides support to women and minority entrepreneurs to create and expand their food focused businesses 

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancellation is received eight days prior to departure date. If you must cancel your reservation between seven days of departure and the departure date, no refund will be provided. To cancel your trip, contact us by email or via the ''contact us'' section of the website.

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

Learn more about Teebsi

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