Explore the Famous Hills of San Francisco & Learn from a Local!

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Explore the Famous Hills of San Francisco & Learn from a Local!

On the Hills of San Francisco Walking Tour we will climb the 3 most famous hills in San Francisco, as well as some of the steepest streets.

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HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf Hostel 240 Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123

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About this event

NOTE: There will be no tour on 11/25/22.

Description of tour:

On the Hills of San Francisco Walking Tour we will climb the 3 most famous hills in San Francisco, as well as some of the steepest streets. We will visit hidden garden, stairways, some of the oldest homes in the city, and neighborhoods that most tourists never see.

Where to meet: In the hostel lobby.

Additional information: There will be several breaks and/or restroom stops as needed.

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, mask, snack and camera.

Do I need to bring money? Bring money if you plan to buy lunch.

What is length of tour? Generally 3 hours and 4.5 miles or 7.2 kilometers. The tour does involve walking up hills.

Additional questions about the tour please email volunteer@hiusa.org with your questions.

Bio of tour leader:

About your tour guide: Henry was born in NY and raised in NJ. He lived in LA or 23 years and SF for last 17 years. He has been a volunteer with HI USA since 2006.

Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement:

Please note that by submitting registration for this engagement activity you agree to HI USA’s waiver for engagement activities and HI USA’s Covid responsibilities and release of liability as listed below: Waiver for HI USA Engagement Activities:

I understand that my participation in HI USA Engagement Activities is voluntary and I assume all risks of loss, damage or injury that may be sustained while participating in this activity, including the risk of loss, damage or injury to myself. I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of participating in HI USA Engagement Activities against Hostelling International; American Youth Hostels, Inc., d/b/a Hostelling International USA, (HI USA); any and all HI USA Hostels and affiliated Hostels, their respective parent, subsidiary and officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, subcontractors, representatives, successors, assigns, guests and volunteers. I further agree to release and discharge HI USA from any claims for injuries, including illness and/or severe bodily injury/injuries and even death, damages or loss that I may have or which may accrue to me arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with HI USA Engagement Activities, including negligence. I agree to indemnify and hold the above released parties harmless from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action seeking damages as a result of my participation, including reasonable attorney fees incurred in the defense of any claim, demand or cause of action. ​I understand that this agreement shall be governed by the applicable law of the State of Maryland. I waive my right to a trial by jury and agree to submit any dispute(s)/claim(s) that may arise out of my participation in any program or activity to binding arbitration in accord with the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is determined by a court to be invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain in force.

Acknowledgement of Participant COVID-19 Responsibilities & Release of Liability:

HI USA welcomes you! We have expanded operating standards for our hostels to help protect the safety and health of guests, participants, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our operating standards and requested guest practices do change over time based on updated guidance from the CDC, OSHA and State and local Health Departments; please visit www.hiusa.org/coronovirus-preparedness prior to your participation to see the updated practices.

Currently we require staff and volunteers to understand COVID-19 symptoms and not to work or volunteer when experiencing these symptoms. Staff are required to wear masks, practice physical (6-feet) distancing, and follow CDC hand and respiratory hygiene guidelines. Volunteers are required to wear masks inside property but may take off when outside if vaccinated. We have also modified our housekeeping and cleaning procedures.

Program participants have a similar responsibility to other participants, staff and volunteers to follow COVID Responsive Practices:

  • Unvaccinated wear a mask at all times (exceptions for eating or drinking)
  • Unvaccinated adhere to physical (6 feet) distancing,
  • All participants understand the symptoms of COVID-19 as highlighted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html, and can self-attest that they have not experienced symptoms in the last 14 days.

Participant Acknowledgement of Responsibility and Release of Liability:

  • I acknowledge that HI USA has created operating standards and requirements targeted at protecting the safety and health of myself and other participants, volunteers, and staff during the engagement activity.
  • I acknowledge that it is still possible to contract COVID-19 while participating in an engagement activity despite adhering to the operating standards and requirements.
  • I acknowledge and understand the heightened risks for COVID exposure that shared activities present due to the limited ability for Physical (Social) Distancing.
  • I agree to forever release and waive my right to bring suit against Hostelling International USA (legal name American Youth Hostels, Inc.) and Hostelling International, their officers, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, members, employees and/or agents (the released parties) in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to my stay at the hostel. I understand that this waiver means I give up my reservation party’s rights to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence, and give up any claim we may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.
  • I certify that I am 18 years of age or older.
  • Minors may attend the tour accompanied by a parent or guardian.