Best City Tour for Locals - 2006
This occasional bus tour (check the Web site or call for information about scheduling and cost) wasn't created for Aunt Jane from Omaha, although she'd probably enjoy it. The brainstorm of owner-operator Kate Pocrass, Mundane Journeys is specifically crafted for those of us who live here. The idea is to see the city in ways that we may not have seen it before, and make discoveries along the way. There's no driving to Coit Tower, no pointing to the Golden Gate Bridge. But depending on the itinerary, be prepared to stop at, say, a kite shop in Chinatown, or check out the singing barber of Ross Alley. Did we mention that there's nothing mundane about Mundane Journeys? A book spawned by the company's unorthodox tours (called, logically enough, Mundane Journeys) has nearly sold out of local book stores. A second printing is due this summer.