Tales of the City…Walking Tour now in San Francisco

Few will deny the impact that
Armistead Maupin’s
Tales of the City
has had since they were
first published in the 1970′s. Eight novels that are such an important part of gay culture and history.

Last month we told you about  Tales of the City – The Musical, at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco –  it previewed in May and opens today  Wednesday, 1st June .

The musical is a creative collaboration between the author, the people who brought us the brilliant Avenue Q and the musical minds behind the Scissor Sisters. The reviews have been wonderful.

Now comes  various hikes  around the city and see some of the Tales of the City landmarks

Tours of the Tales charts the exploits of the main characters as walking tours (though for some you’ll need a car) that you can download for free from the website.  There is also a program of free guided tours. The walks have even been endorsed by the author himself.

Here is an overview of what is covered…

Tour 1: In the Beginning:  Aquatic Park and Russian Hill
The one to do if you only have time to do one tour.

Tour 2: North Beach and Jackson Square
Why not also book tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon.

Tour 3A:  Telegraph Hill and Back to Fisherman’s Wharf

Tour 3B: Alcatraz

Tour 4: Chinatown, Nob Hill, The Tenderloin, Union Square

Tour 5: The Castro and Noe Valley

see more at TOURS OF THE TALES

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