Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New and Imporved Urban Trek 1 SMALL GROUP walking tour & city tour of San Francisco by Urban Trek USA

Urban Trek USA a SMALL GROUP walking tour & city tour in San Francisco has a new and improved itinerary for Urban Trek 1 to provide a more enjoyable IMMERSIVE city tour EXPERIENCE.

On  Nov. 1, 2018, Urban Trek USA will unveil it's new and improved itinerary for urban trek 1, a small group San Francisco neighborhoods walking and city tour. This walking & city tour of San Francisco will one of the best things to do in San Francisco.

What are new & improved?
- The order of places visited has been updated to make it flow better.
- The Ferry Building and Union Square have been replaced by Alamo Square and Hayes Valley.

Alamo Square will be included because of the beautiful Victorian houses in the area (e.g. "Painted Ladies") to add to the architectural aspect of the urban trek. Also, the panoramic view from Alamo Square enhances the scenery aspect of the urban trek because of the downtown skyline view. In Pacific Heights, which has always part of urban trek 1, you will see the beautiful bay view so adding the downtown skyline view will improve the urban trek experience.

Hayes Valley is the new hip and hot neighborhood to show you what is new (from ten years ago when Urban Trek 1 was offered) and show you how Hayes Valley is an excellent example of the gentrification that has been happening in San Francisco over the past several years due to the "Tech Boom."

The Ferry Building and Union Square were replaced because these two places are already part of urban trek 4 and these two places are easier to visit on your own without the assistance of the Urban Trek Leader.

What has not changed:
- You will still get all the important historical aspect.
- You will still get (even better now) an immersive walking and city tour that past urban trekkers have always enjoyed.
- You will still get all the extras that other tours do not provide (e.g. written self-guided directions to explore more neighborhoods and their "secret spots") so you can explore more of the "secret spots"" of San Francisco days following your urban trek experience.
- You will still have the opportunity to sample some of the best food that San Francisco has to offer during your lunch break and you can still choose where you want to go. 

Check out the new video to promote urban trek 1:


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Urban Trek 2 an awesome San Francisco small group scenic walking & city tour

Urban Trek USA is a San Francisco SMALL GROUP walking & city tour. No more than seven people per group to provide the best immersive San Francisco city tour experience.

Urban Trek 2 offered on Monday is an awesome San Francisco scenic walking & city tour.  The best aspect of urban trek 2 is this city tour includes "secret spots" with beautiful panoramic views without the crowd. You will not see these "secret spots" when you join other San Francisco tours, which makes Urban Trek 2 San Francisco walking & city tour one of the best things to do in San Francisco for it scenic beauty.

Short video of what you can expect to experience when you join urban trek 2:



And for the lunch break you can enjoy some of the delicious food San Francisco is known for. These are photos of some of your options:


















Saturday, October 13, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - Embarcadero Center Walkway POPOS #4 #UrbanTrekUSATips

This #UrbanTrekUSATips by Urban Trek USA a SMALL GROUP San Francisco walking tour. BEST city tour for an IMMERSIVE San Francisco EXPERIENCE. Get off the tour bus, urban trek with us!.

This tip is one of those not very popular things to do in San Francisco but worthwhile doing if you are in the Financial District. The Embarcadero Center is comprised of four buildings and they have walkways that connect one building to the next. These walkways have seating, plants, flowers, sculptures and have nice views of the high-rise office buildings. What I like most about this area is it is not crowded even when the streets below have a lot of people walking. Therefore, if you feel like being away from the crowd then the Embarcadero Center walkways is a good place to visit. You can bring your lunch or snack and sit at one of the many seating areas. Or you can just rest and have a little bit of peace and quiet.

In my opinion, the best way to walk is to start from One Embarcadero and walk to Four Embarcadero because the view walking that direction is better than the opposite direction. There are stairs from Sansome Street (between Sacramento & Clay) that will lead you to the walkway. Refer to the first two photos below.

Note: For more POPOS around San Francisco, click here.

These are the stairs:


Photos taken along the walkway:


















Monday, October 8, 2018

Italian Heritage Festival in San Francisco (2018)

The month of October, specifically the first weekend, could be the best time to be in San Francisco because the weather is normally warmer, the city is not as crowded (like in the summer months) and there are three major events like Fleet Week, Italian Heritage Festival and the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. These events are some of the good things to do in San Francisco every October.

Yesterday, I posted about Saturday's Fleet Week Air Show. I am now posting about the Italian Heritage Festival and parade in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. The parade is one of my favorites because of the colorful costumes and floats and it has some diversity even though the festival celebrates Italian heritage.

The Ferrari cars in Washington Square:









The street scenes:











The parade: