Bohemians, Beats, and Beyond
San Francisco has a long, distinguished history as home to pioneers of new ideas and forms of expression. From the city's early Gold Rush days to the present, its artists, activists, and writers challenged the mainstream, and often went on to frame the key issues and styles that defined an entire generation and shaped the national social and political agenda.
Led by cultural geographer E. Vasile, this tour explores the local roots of those creative and contrarian forces, through the streets, alleys, parks, and key cultural sites of North Beach, Jackson Square, and bits of Telegraph Hill. These neighborhoods were home, studio and inspiration to a succession of artists, from the Bohemians of the late 19th C, to the activist literati of the 1930s and the Beats of the post-WWII era.
-- 3 hours, 3 miles, on mostly flat terrain
-- snippets of poetry and music as well as photos
-- Small group, limited to 10 people
-- Tour price includes coffee or other hot beverage and a light snack.
However, this is NOT a food tour. We end in time for lunch.
-- Includes use of a wireless personal listening device, which allows for greater privacy,
safety, and the freedom to wander
Our starting place is in front of Club Fugazi/Beach Blanket Babylon (View)
678 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|