Natalie Burdick

The rooftop deck at 343 Sansome St. is one of at least 86 POPOS (privately owned public open spaces) in San Francisco. (Courtesy Caltex98/Flickr)

Discover San Francisco’s secret POPOS

If you haven’t heard of POPOS, then this is the walk for…

The rooftop deck at 343 Sansome St. is one of at least 86 POPOS (privately owned public open spaces) in San Francisco. (Courtesy Caltex98/Flickr)
Join Walk SF on Jan. 27 for an inspiring and invigorating sunrise hike through Eureka Valley and up to Twin Peaks to kickstart a new habit for walking more. (Courtesy David Yu/Flickr)

Resolutions for early risers

While San Franciscans were spared the record-low temperatures from the polar vortex…

Join Walk SF on Jan. 27 for an inspiring and invigorating sunrise hike through Eureka Valley and up to Twin Peaks to kickstart a new habit for walking more. (Courtesy David Yu/Flickr)
Get a feel for the Excelsior’s rich cultural history with Walk San Francisco on Nov. 11. (Courtesy Andrew Sorensen/via Flickr)

Explore the heart of the Excelsior with Walk SF

Close to the southernmost reach of San Francisco, nestled beyond Bernal Heights…

Get a feel for the Excelsior’s rich cultural history with Walk San Francisco on Nov. 11. (Courtesy Andrew Sorensen/via Flickr)
Join Walk San Francisco on Sept. 23 for its annual Peak2Peak urban trek. (Courtesy Erica Mesker)

Walk SF’s Peak2Peak mixes urban landscapes and open spaces

Think of San Francisco, and a few images consistently leap to mind:…

Join Walk San Francisco on Sept. 23 for its annual Peak2Peak urban trek. (Courtesy Erica Mesker)
Join Walk San Francisco on a tour that includes the famous and lesser-known sites in Haight-Ashbury. (Courtesy photo)

Recapture the magic of the Summer of Love with Walk SF

Unless you’ve been out of town for the last few months, you…

Join Walk San Francisco on a tour that includes the famous and lesser-known sites in Haight-Ashbury. (Courtesy photo)
Walk San Francisco’s Staycation Adventure Walk begins in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building. (Courtesy photo)

Summer is the perfect time for a staycation adventure

It’s 65 degrees out, winds are blowing at 21 mph and Sutro…

Walk San Francisco’s Staycation Adventure Walk begins in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building. (Courtesy photo)
Join Walk San Francisco on May 28 for a tour of Lands End, the Sutro Baths and more. (Courtesy Jack Dorsey/via Flickr)

Explore San Francisco ‘Beyond the Avenues’

During his three-year voyage, Sir Francis Drake and his crew on the…

Join Walk San Francisco on May 28 for a tour of Lands End, the Sutro Baths and more. (Courtesy Jack Dorsey/via Flickr)
Make ‘Green Connections’ with Walk SF

Make ‘Green Connections’ with Walk SF

As measured by rainfall and reservoir levels, recent rains, a result of…

Make ‘Green Connections’ with Walk SF
Bernal Heights Park from above. (Courtesy Todd Lapin/Flickr)

Bernal Heights and Ice Cream Delights

Today, Bernal Heights retains the feel of a hill-bound village, albeit an…

Bernal Heights Park from above. (Courtesy Todd Lapin/Flickr)
Watch the sun rise over the Oakland Hills with Walk SF on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Courtesy David Yu/Flickr)

To combat seasonal sadness, get out and stroll San Francisco

Have you noticed that you’re feeling a bit sad? It might be…

Watch the sun rise over the Oakland Hills with Walk SF on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Courtesy David Yu/Flickr)
Rediscover Central SoMa, San Francisco’s most changing neighborhood. (Courtesy Thomas Hawk)

Surveying Central SoMa: A tour of towers, transit and street transformations

Ask anyone which neighborhood in San Francisco is undergoing the greatest and…

Rediscover Central SoMa, San Francisco’s most changing neighborhood. (Courtesy Thomas Hawk)
Join Walk SF on a tour of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. (Courtesy James Gaither/flickr.com/photos/jim-sf)

Navigating the creeks, canyons and tunnels of the Ridge Trail

In 1969, about 89 percent of children who lived within a mile…

Join Walk SF on a tour of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. (Courtesy James Gaither/flickr.com/photos/jim-sf)
Join Walk SF on Sept. 10 for Peak2Peak, a one-of-a-kind urban trek through San Francisco. (Courtesy Erica Mesker)

Urban trek showcases all San Francisco has to offer

Type “walk San Francisco” into Google and you’ll find 85,500,000 search results.…

Join Walk SF on Sept. 10 for Peak2Peak, a one-of-a-kind urban trek through San Francisco. (Courtesy Erica Mesker)
Join Walk San Francisco on a tour of Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood was of Manhattan. (Anna Latino/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Navigating Chinatown’s key corridors and alleyways

It’s impossible to think about San Francisco without thinking about its iconic…

Join Walk San Francisco on a tour of Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood was of Manhattan. (Anna Latino/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Take a trip with Walk SF to Corona Heights, pictured, Buena Vista Park and Tank Hill. (Courtesy Jay Wilson via Flickr)

Trek San Francisco’s lesser known trio of peaks

It’s summer time in San Francisco, which means the weather has turned…

Take a trip with Walk SF to Corona Heights, pictured, Buena Vista Park and Tank Hill. (Courtesy Jay Wilson via Flickr)
Murals in Balmy Alley (Courtesy Nicolas Vollmer/Wiki Commons)

Exploring the transformation of Cesar Chavez Street

Cesar Chavez Street, on the southern edge of the Mission, was once…

Murals in Balmy Alley (Courtesy Nicolas Vollmer/Wiki Commons)
Heron’s Head Park on San Francisco’s southern waterfront is home to the Western snowy plover. (Courtesy Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network)

Discovering the trees, plants of SF’s southern waterfront

The Dogpatch was once part of Mexico’s 1844 Potrero Nuevo (“new pasture”…

Heron’s Head Park on San Francisco’s southern waterfront is home to the Western snowy plover. (Courtesy Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network)
San Francisco's ever-changing Mission Bay neighborhood is rich with history and potential for the future. (Courtesy Todd Quam 2015/District Development)

Journey with Walk SF through Mission Bay

If there’s one constant in San Francisco, it’s change. Perhaps no place…

San Francisco's ever-changing Mission Bay neighborhood is rich with history and potential for the future. (Courtesy Todd Quam 2015/District Development)
Twin Peaks offers world-famous views of the San Francisco Bay, the Pacific, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Ring in the new year at San Francisco’s Rooftop

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is finally behind you. And…

Twin Peaks offers world-famous views of the San Francisco Bay, the Pacific, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
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Getting (re)Connected with San Francisco locals

Living in the second-most densely populated city in the U.S., you can…

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