Ryan is an excellent guide! He is very informative and helped us a lot to enjoy the city. Thanks for his help, our stay in SF became so memorable.
Richard EpsteinUnited States
Very Personable ,Intelligent,and well prepared. Highly Recommend! Richard & Judy E.
David CarlUnited States
Ryan was outstanding- I have engaged private tour guides in multiple locations in the US and Europe , he was by far one of the best. His knowledge and history of the area was delivered with detail. I'll be engaging him for his other tours when I return to SF again A+++++++
Jessica DawsonUnited States
Katie HartleyUnited States
Ryan was fantastic! he's very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The kids enjoyed the tour as did the parents esp because this is not a touristy tour, but an insiders view of local favorites as well as this section of the city's highlights. We highly recommend him and would book him again in a heartbeat. Thanks Ryan!
Audra ThomasUnited States
Absolutely wonderful tour...history, food markets, temples, local flora, architecture and more. Ryan was engaging, encyclopedic, and enthusiastic. Our teens enjoyed as well. Great workout up Russian Hill. We would have never found half of the places we went on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Super fun!!!
Lynn SidesUnited States
Ryan was a wonderful guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgable and fun to be with. He obviously loves his city. We took this tour after being on an organized 5 day tour and he tied up all the loose ends answering questions on a variety of topics. Our 3 generation group felt it was time well spent. Be prepared to walk a lot, but it is worth it.
Excellent tour with Ryan! Far exceeded our expectations. My 14 year old son really enjoyed as well and wanted to keep going :). Ryan is enthusiastic,knowledgable and flexible. Highly reccomend this tour. If you are interested in history, architecture, food, culture and botany Ryan is your Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!! I had a lot of fun with you guys!
Joseph ConradFairfax, VIRGINIA, United States
Our family had an absolutely fabulous tour with Ryan. He made the three hours fun and interesting for everyone (from preschoolers, to teens, to grandparents). We highly recommend him.
Mike O.United States
Ryan was outstanding! He has tremendous knowledge and enthusiasm regarding the city's history and culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mike! I had a wonderful time with you and your family! - Ryan
Karen AddingtonUnited Kingdom
Ryan was friendly and knowledgeable. He chatted throughout the tour, describing local history, architecture & street art. Thoroughly recommend him.
Judith JarashowUnited States
Ryan was a first rate guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaged with the details of the city. We so pleased that we have signed up for a second tour.
A highly enjoyable tour of the Castro and Mission area. Ryan gives a high energy tour with great knowledge of the history of the area, cultural details and architectural highlights. Gave an excellent recommendation for a restaurant in the Mission area for after the tour. Would recommend and would use again for another tour when next I am in San Francisco.
Dean ConnerUnited States
A great tour. A lot of nuance to the history of San Francisco. Be prepared to walk. My fitbit was over 12,000 steps before it was all over. Some of the hills and steps were strenuous. If you have trouble walking, reconsider this tour. But, if you are okay with it, I highly recommend it. The tour offers some great views of San Francisco from Russian Hill. Ryan is great. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You will definitely enjoy yourself.
Glen MoonenUnited States
Ryan was great. Very knowledgeable on the area, high energy, enthusiastic, and fun. Highly recommend this tour.
Steve ForteUnited States
Our group of 5 took the tour of San Francisco with Ryan C today. He was professional, fun, engaging and knowledgeable about the city. We enjoyed his enthusiasm and would book another tour with him again!
de Andres Gayon JuanSpain
Great walk and a SUPER guide! Ryan is a fantastic and energetic guide, absolutely in love with SF -and you are going to notice that during your walk-.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had such a wonderful time with your family! - R
What a great tour ! Ryan really took us deep into the history of San Francisco but also to spots we would never have found by ourselves ! It was a fantastic experience to spend nearly half a day with someone so passionate about the city
Tammy HollanderUnited States
Ryan was an excellent tour guide. We toured Chinatown and part of Telegraph Hill. He knowledge of the area is excellent. Also, he provided local eatery suggestions which were spot on. Ryan was allowed time for photographs and we did not feel rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.
Bruce WohlertUnited States
Hope BanicUnited States
Scott BroganUnited States
Excellent tour.. Ryan is great. Very personable and knowledgeable about the area, including bar and restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this tour with Ryan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun with you guys!
Lynne CaramerosUnited States
First time we have used Tours By Locals. Loved and enjoyed it immensely. Ryan C. was very informative and we loved all the little wonderful facts and places he showed us.
Tore MaggioWoodbridge, CA, United States
Ryan's knowledge and passion for San Francisco, it's history, it's people, the various cultures and the food is fantastic!! We've lived in northern California for many years and visited San Francisco many times, but the experience we had on this tour with Ryan will live long in our memories. Ryan took us into local places we would never have thought to enter and explained the history, the culture. We received more value than we ever expected on this tour. Thank you Ryan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very welcome! Hope to see you in SF for another tour.
Lap NguyenUnited States
Outstanding tour has it all: the history, sights, stories and the food markets. Does not involve as much hill workout as it is more focused on the Chinatown section. Highly recommended for the off-the-beaten path traveler.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So much fun doing another tour with you Lap!!
Being a guide myself (a TBL guide, in Verona- Italy) I do know how challenging it is to arrange a pleasant tour, mixing history, art, anecdotes, lifestyle, past and present of a site. Ryan did an excellent job with our family. His tour is diverse in what he covers and VERY GOOD in rhythm. I sense he has made a lot of research on what to show and pondered a lot on how to show it. And: I do appreciate that he offers WALKING tours only!
James SchillingUnited States
Ryan was fantastic! Great tour and would recommend him to anyone taking a trip to SFO.
Steven LoyUnited States
Energetic. Knowledgeable. Passionate. Engaging.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a lot of fun with you guys!
Cathy T.United States
Planning our next tour with Ryan. Best tour guide ever!
Appreciated the terrific after-tour care.
Julian RiversPompano Beach, FL, United States
My partner and I took the tour with Ryan on Dec. 12 and it was the best damn tour that we have had. Ryan was very knowledgeable and full of passion which came off in the tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone thinking about using this tour with Ryan. We are still singing the praises of Ryan and this tour to anyone who will listen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun with you guys. - R
Great tour - planning another one with Ryan on the next trip to SF.
Carl StychinUnited Kingdom
Ryan gives great value - a high energy, enthusiastic, unique Castro and Mission area tour. You learn a lot and have fun.
Jennison AsuncionUnited States
Ryan was enthusiastically personable and brought with him an encyclopedic knowledge of Chinatown and the area. This was a bit of a different tour in that both my guest and I are blind. Ryan didn't skip a beat, he efortlessly integrated more descriptions and tactile experiences, and slightly modified the itinerary a bit where it made sense in order to give us the best sensory tour possible. His adaptability, professionalism, and love of SF were especially noteworthy. Thanks Ryan
Annmarie ParkerUnited States
Ryan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide with an obvious love for all things San Francisco. Ryan described and showed us many things that we would never have experienced without a local guide. We experienced a most pleasant afternoon!!
Judith LoyUnited States
Ryan was a fun guide who has a sense of adventure and a definite love for San Francisco. He knew all kinds of interesting facts about Chinatown and the area, which I definitely would not have known on my own. I have walked through Chinatown before and been overwhelmed by the sights and sounds. Ryan made it feel like my hometown.. Well almost! I highly recommend him and his walkng tour.
This was a fabulous tour. Very informative and entertaining. Will recommend Ryan to all of my friends who visit San Fran.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Brent!!
Ryan was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The variety of information he provided: facts, stories, names of trees and plants, ensured that the tour stayed interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour, or to take another tour with this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!!!
Lap NguyenUnited States
Excellent tour. Highly recommend it but only for those who are fit. If you can handle the aerobic workout then you shall be rewarded with outstanding sights and unusual stories. Well done Ryan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lap! It was great to meet you.
Lisa CollinsUnited States
Ryan's expertise on San Francisco was both enlightening and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a first class experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sweet! Thanks so much Lisa!
The tour although three hours of walking was loads of fun. Ryan knew exactly how to keep the momentum going and he shared loads of interesting stories that were relevant to the tour. *thumbs up*
Blair S.United States
It was great! Ryan took me all over the area, telling me interesting stories about the places we saw and the people who did great (and sometimes terrible) things. His "3 incredible women you never heard of before" made me want to find a book on San Fran women. Went,to pretty streets and into the markets to see the interesting food, and learned where to eat. Thanks for a great trip- I may be back to go to pizza school! Book with Ryan, if you want a fun, entertaining, few hours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so Blair!! I had a wonderful time with you. Let me know when you come back to SF and I can show you around again. - Ryan
Michal ShalonUnited States
We live in Palo Alto, but wanted to take our teens on a tour of SF this winter break to learn some of the history of the city. Despite a very rainy Christmas day with a few of the highlights being closed we still enjoyed ourselves and learned many things we didn't know. Ryan is enthusiastic, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We will not hesitate to try some of his other tours in the near future, hopefully in better weather ;).
Elisa CarrollUnited States
Booked 3 tours in 2 days with Ryan and would (and will) do it all over again. Entertaining, knowledgeable and in depth. An eye opener.
Elisa CarrollUnited States
Worth every penny and more. Ryan's historical, architectural and "local folklore" knowledge, paired with his infectious enthusiasm, was priceless. Enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended.
Well, we were warned : Stairs, Stairs and Stairs. Ryan showed us all the tricky parts of telegraph hill, small streets, unbelievable views, secret gardens. Be prepare to climb stairs up and down, and see things you'd never find on your own !!!