San Francisco Audio Tour Guide 4+

Self-Driving Narrated GPS Tour

17 Mile Drive Day Trips

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 25 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the GPS-enabled offline driving tour of San Francisco, California by Action Tour Guide!

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

San Francisco:
Dive into one of the hippest, most exciting cities in the country! San Francisco is the place where it all happens. Cutting-edge tech geniuses? Check. Bustling Chinatown? Check. More coffee shops, bars, and eclectic eateries than you can shake a stick at? Check, check, and check.

Get to know the city inside and out, from the tumultuous days of the Gold Rush to the funky street cars that still travel the city today! Hear about ‘Frisco heroes like Harvey Milk, fierce protests at the I-Hotel in Manilatown, and everything else that really makes this city tick.

And, of course, get up close and personal with one of America’s most beloved landmarks: the Golden Gate Bridge.

This comprehensive self-guided driving tour of San Francisco includes:

■ Welcome to San Francisco
■ The Painted Ladies
■ Brief History of San Francisco
■ Tech Hub
■ Uber HQ
■ Twitter HQ
■ City Hall
■ George Moscone & Harvey Milk
■ Lombard Street
■ Lillie Hitchcock Coit’s Tower
■ SF Skyline & Housing
■ Chinatown, Manilatown, & I-Hotel
■ Transamerica Pyramid
■ Chinatown Mural & Telephone Exchange
■ Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company
■ Streetcars & Cable Cars
■ Dragon Gate
■ Maritime History & Gold Rush
■ Embarcadero
■ Ferry Building
■ View of Alcatraz
■ Fisherman’s Wharf
■ Union Square
■ Welcome to Golden Gate Bridge
■ The Most Famous Bridge in the World
■ Money Problems
■ Getting the Bridge Off the Ground
■ From Ugly ...
■ … to Astonishing!
■ A Marvel of Engineering
■ Halfway to Hell
■ More Than a Coat of Paint
■ A Picture Perfect Landmark
■ Lights, Camera, Action!
■ Welcome Center
■ Scenic Lookout
■ Crossing the Bridge


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, received the famed “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed! Download over Wi-Fi/Data before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

Check out the free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.

■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.

■ Silicon Valley Tech:
Tech junkies rejoice! This self-guided driving tour of Silicon Valley hits everything this technology mecca has to offer - from Apple to Zuckerberg.

■ Scenic California Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 1, Route 101):
Explore the iconic and breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway with this roadtrip tour guide! See Bixby Bridge, enjoy Big Sur, play in Malibu beach, and so much more.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.

What’s New

Version 1.4

New content added.
Supports Background Download.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

OceanStateOfMind ,

Simple with a navigator

We were in SF very briefly and wanted something simple we could do on our own to see the city. This tour let us do that! Although we only got out for photos (due to covid), we got to see all of SF’s most popular sites. We did notice that the GPS accuracy would occasionally go haywire - this was either my phone freaking out or the effect of the skyscrapers. Having a second person to catch that effect and manually handle it was helpful.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

grandhummingbird ,

Needs attention

I wanted to give this app 5 stars but I couldn’t. We were in SF for one day and decided to use this to see the city. The app offers a few tours and we picked San Francisco. Everything seemed great but then I noticed that a bunch of stops were missing from what I was expecting. Well they are buried in the app and you have to find them. Once I found the correct tour with all the stops and tried to start it, it keep closing on me at the end of each stop😪. I had to re-open the app and find my stop. It was a bit of a pain to use. I mean for $3... it is worth it. But it definitely is not a five star product. It’s just really glitchy and not smooth.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for letting us know! So it sounds like there were two confusing things: 1. the extra layers of content in each stop, found under Learn More, and 2. the app closing after the audio ends. Is that right? We want to reproduce this issue — could you reach out to us with your phone type? We would also be happy to issue a refund!

Careful Reviewer ,


I had limited time in the city and I used this App and my rental car to drive around and see all the highlights. It worked as they said it would and I came home not feeling I missed seeing the city!

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

App Privacy

The developer, 17 Mile Drive Day Trips, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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