Taking a walk through San Francisco is like passing through a dozen different cities and time periods within the space of a few hours. The views, the food, and the diverse culture will seduce you, and the hills will prove that all of those Chinese dumplings, Italian pastries, and Mexican burritos are necessary fuel for powering up and down the steep streets. Yes, there are some killer hills, but the steeper the climb, the better the view at the top. Don’t worry too much about strenuousness—only the Russian Hill tour involves some truly steep streets. Plus, what you forego in the comforts of ogling the city from a tour-bus seat, you gain in intimate, up-close experience. Try even one of these recommended strolls and you’ll discover why so many artists, poets, and musicians have fallen in love with the City by the Bay. 

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