fact: you should never stop exploring your own city.
this outing proved that to us when we learned roughly 1,000 new facts about san francisco while walking around for 3 hours on the greatest historical tour. it’s important to remember that even when you aren’t able to go on a trip somewhere far away, you can always explore more in the place you live! we went on emperor norton’s fantastic san francisco time machinetour, and it was quite the treat. when i heard about it i knew i had to book this for chase. he is a history lover, and also the biggest fan of our city. he already knows a lot of SF’s history, but he even said how much more he learned on this tour! there were so many entertaining stories and details.
if you are wondering who “emperor norton” is, let’s just say…you need to go on the tour – haha, he is a pretty interesting local legend from sf’s past, and your tour guide is led by… him! can you believe he comes back from the 1800’s to lead you all around the city? :)
and lead you around, he does.
he walks around 100% in character
for the full tour, and it is hilarious to
walk behind him waving to everyone
in the streets and just walking around like
he owns the place. everyone loves it!
here we are right in union square, where the tour began.
from there we would start to learn the amazing stories
** the tour lasts just under 3 hours and is 2 miles long.
emperor norton’s fantastic san francisco time machine departs thursdays & saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from union square (you meet under the dewey monument statue). advance reservations are requested, cost is $20. subject to availability. san francisco, you just made us fall more in love with you on this tour. you are truly a dreamer’s city, with magic mixed into your history. we’re lucky to live here amongst it all! xo