49 Mile Scenic Drive 80th Anniversary Events

80th Anniversary Events—49 Mile Scenic Drive

A San Francisco Celebration of the 1939-40 GG Expo!

[read about the history of the 49 Mile Scenic Drive]

What a great year!
THANK YOU for joining us on our 80th Anniversary virtual tours, guided walks, public presentations, book signings, and more. You made it so much fun!

Special thanks to other 80th Anniversary participants, including:

  • The Mechanics Institute
  • Treasure Island Museum
  • Golden Gate Int’l Expo Speakers and Organizers
  • SF Public Libraries (7 of them!)
  • Muni Diaries podcast, SF Chronicle (Peter & Heather!)
  • All the Groups and Private Clubs who invited us to speak
  • Everyone who came on a group walk and attended a virtual tour

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We’ll be back in 2020 with:
  • More Virtual Shows of: Walking SF’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive—in 45 minutes (book us for your group!)
  • Author-Guided Walks along a section of the 49 Mile Drive
  • OF COURSE, you can choose to take the Challenge to WALK the Drive in one year, any time you want
  • You can also get your very own iconic seagull sign to celebrate SF for years to come

**Sorry, All group walks due to COVID-19 safety concerns**

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48 Mile Drive Street Sign for saleAwesome SF Holiday Gift:

Give a San Francisco lover the coolest SF Street sign ever.

San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive officially opened on Sept. 14, 1938

The iconic seagull street signs have been pointing the way since 1954.

San Francisco’s 49 Mile loop-trail around the city was created as part of the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition held on newly created Treasure Island. Designed to show off the city’s most famous landmarks and varied neighborhoods, it became an instant hit. Visitors, locals, motorists, cyclists—and now urban hikers—have been using the trail to explore San Francisco ever since. [read full history here]

This gorgeous, retro, fun San Francisco adventure is having a 3-year 80th anniversary. Come rediscover this City gem.


Gandhi hikes the 49 Scenic Drive every day!

You’ll meet Gandhi along the 49 Mile Scenic Drive (walk 16)

Let’s keep celebrating this
true San Francisco treasure
for another 80 years!
Come explore SF’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive soon!

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Congratulations to all the finishers of the 2019 the challenge to WALK the Drive in one year!