It’s that time of year again: spooky season. With it comes plenty of opportunities for some good-natured, frightening fun. Those who live near or are visiting the San Francisco area have the treat of joining a Haunted San Francisco: After-Dark Walking Tour.
The hour-long tour takes guests through some of the most spine-tingling places in San Francisco’s downtown area. A talented orator will lead visitors through iconic locations like the Tenderloin and the St. Francis Hotel while retelling tales of assassins, ghosts, cult leaders, and mysterious deaths. There is truly no better Halloween experience in the Bay Area.
This nighttime tour of San Francisco is perfect for up to six people and lasts approximately one hour. It begins at the corner of Stockton Street and Post Street near Union Square. There, guests will meet their narrator for the evening; a San Francisco local that knows the area and its lore like the back of their hand.
The first stop of the tour is the notorious St. Francis Hotel, which is rumored to be the site of many strange Hollywood deaths. Guests will then see the Curran Theater, a playhouse that many people claim is home to phantoms and angry spirits.
While mysteries and haunted theaters are slightly unnerving, the scariest things are the ones that actually happen. That’s why this San Francisco walking tour takes guests through the “suicide alley” of the 1911 Tenderloin District. Just after that is a stop inside the Glide Memorial Church, which once played host to ruthless cult leader Jim Jones.
Fortunately, after the night of storytelling and fright is over, the tour finishes near several bars so you and your tour group can kick back and unwind. Nothing helps restore your courage like a little booze.
If you want to get your heart pumping this Halloween, look no further than this guided stroll through some of San Francisco’s spookiest locations. Buy Here