Tours of the Tales
Tour #4: Telegraph Hill and Back to Fisherman's Wharf
I my opinion, Tour #1: In the Beginning (Aquatic Park and Russian Hill) and Tour #4: Telegraph Hill and Back to Fisherman's Wharf are the two most beautiful and pleasant of the walking tours. I would recommend it even if you're not familiar with all the Tales stories and miniseries.
This tour has a strong connection to Armistead Maupin and Tales stories. You will be able to see three of the five Armistead Maupin's former residences on Telegraph Hill (one of which made a "cameo appearance" in a classic film noir). You'll pass the apartment building where DeDe and Beauchamp lived in the penthouse. You'll also see the apartment building that became the inspiration for the 28 Barbary Lane set in the three miniseries which was then carried forward into the set design for 28 Barbary Lane in the Tales of the City musical.
Not only does the tour have a strong connection to several books in the Tales series but The Night Listener as well.
The tour starts atop Telegraph Hill. Take time to go up Coit Tower for a wonderful view of the northwestern corner of the City.
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