The Culture, Character and Cuisine… of North Beach and Beyond

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Book your North Beach Tour today! I’m excited to invite you to join me on a fun, fascinating, and interactive adventure through my beloved North Beach. Known not only as the center of San Francisco’s historic and culturally rich Italian Community, but also as a mecca for poets, painters, musicians, master crafters, dreamers and free spirits. It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to local friends and neighbors who are also the proprietors of shops, restaurants, galleries, and working art studios, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary tastes and samples, meet the artists, share stories, perhaps acquire a memento from one of our talented artisans or even make some art of your own.

My hope is that when you return home you will take with you a genuine understanding and appreciation of North Beach; a beautiful memory to treasure and share with family and friends and finally, you will look forward to returning to San Francisco with a sense of homecoming.

Blandina Farley’s Fabulous Tours travels throughout beautiful North Beach but custom tours can be expanded to include Chinatown and/or Fisherman’s Wharf at the guest’s request.

“ Blandina Farley is a tour guide in San Francisco, focusing her food and history tours to the North Beach area where she’s lived most of her life. “I know the history because I have history here,” she says. She’s travelled abroad too, and while studying art history in Florence, Italy, she took a tour and came to realize it’s the best way to see a city. So, when she returned to her home, she decided to become a tour guide. “I love people and I want them to feel a part of the neighborhood,” she says. ”