Hi! I am Blandina. I live in the heart of North Beach CA, one of the most vibrant, delicious, artistic neighborhoods in one of the most beautiful cities in the world… San Francisco. It is here where I offer the most unique and exciting private, guided walking tours!
Decades ago, I drove across country from the east coast searching for adventures and a dream. I found both by chance here in this magical city. San Francisco is full of unique things to see and do, and over the years I’ve enjoyed many of them. Dancing in the Missing Carnival Parade, painting a mural on the walls of City College, singing in a couple of not famous bands, exhibiting my paintings and drawings, teaching fitness classes throughout the city, and working in the legendary shop, “Postermat”, selling vintage Rock n’ Roll posters that are now museum-quality collectibles.
I have had the joy of hearing music legends like Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, and Bruce Springsteen in small neighborhood clubs, and I’m happy to show you that all the arts continue to thrive here, including the best food outside of Italy!
On our guided walking tours, guests often comment that they feel “a strong spirit of community” here. So true: Our neighbors and organizations are committed to helping each other and preserving the flavor of our village. I’m proud to say that I volunteer as the Fortune Teller at the annual Children’s Halloween extravaganza (good fortunes all around), I serve holiday dinners at Saints Peter and Paul Church, and I’ve been especially honored to be the invited tour guide for locals with highly regarded organizations such as the North Beach Library and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers – a nonprofit neighborhood organization.
There is so much colorful amazing history in this incredible city, and on our tour I will weave what I have read, learned, and personally experienced into a blend of rich memories we will share together!
You have just found North Beach San Francisco’s BEST tour operator and walking guide! I am so excited to invite you on a fun, fascinating, and interactive adventure through my beloved home. North Beach is known, not only as a center of San Francisco’s historic & culturally rich Italian Community, but also as a mecca for poets, painters, musicians, master crafters, dreamers, and free spirits. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to local friends and neighbors who are also the proprietors of shops, restaurants, galleries, and working art studios where you will have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary tastes and samples (cannoli, chocolate, deli, etc.), meet the artists, share stories and maybe make some art of your own.
Blandina Farley’s Fabulous Tours offers the best walking ours of North Beach and the surrounding San Francisco area. Read some of our incredible reviews here!
Yes, I’m a book author as well as a tour guide!
North Beach San Francisco, CA 94133