Walking Tour of the Literary History of North Beach: How the Beats Changed the World
Walk the streets where the Beat writers of North Beach changed global literature. Visit iconic landmarks and uncover hidden gems that revolutionized creative freedom and the way people express themselves today.... more less
Immerse yourself in the heart of where the Beat Generation was born by walking the streets of North Beach and visiting iconic landmarks in San Francisco. Your knowledgeable guide will show you former hot spots where free speech, the sexual revolution, and anti-corporate dissent grew out of poetry. The tour begins at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Pacific Street, where four cultures converge. This was the epicenter for experimental writers from the 1950s-1980s like Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Richard Brautigan, and other pivotal characters in the dramatic history of the Beats in San Francisco.
Along the tour, you’ll visit The Beat Museum which is a celebration of the spirit of tolerance, compassion, and having the courage to live your own individual truth. Other stops include the Collage Museum, former sites of the Beat-era's iconic poetry and jazz events, and the original Old Spaghetti Factory where Robin Williams began his career. And no Beats tour would be complete without a stop at the famous City Lights Books.
- Learn about the Beats Generation on a walking tour of North Beach in San Francisco
- Tour begins at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Pacific Street
- Stops include Vesuvio's, City Lights Books, The Condor, Caffe Trieste, The sculpture by Brian Goggin, The Former Coffee Gallery, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and the Collage Museum
- Experience provided in English (US)
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This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
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