Welcome to San Francisco

Let Chaperon Be Your Guide

Chaperon is a free comprehensive multilingual guide to San Francisco designed for the foreign visitor not familiar with the local language and customs. It features complete detailed maps of the city and the surrounding region, statistics, practical information, suggestions and specific directions for walks in San Francisco as well as excursions around the Bay Area.


San Francisco Chaperon is published annually in seven editions: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese. No English edition is available.

Ask for San Francisco Chaperon
at the following locations where it is distributed free of charge:
  • Concierge/bellman desks of all major hotels in San Francisco
  • All visitor information booths on lower and upper levels at the San Francisco International Airport
  • San Francisco Travel, Visitor Information Center, Hallidie Plaza
  • Visitor Information booths around San Francisco