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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Untold Stories of San Francisco

San Francisco, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Poppy

75 mins
Up to 6 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

- Obsessed with the rich & famous?
- Love history and a good story?
- Want a glimpse into the most expensive city in the world?

Join your host to peek into the lives of the “American Royalty” and visit some of the most breathtaking yet often overlooked landmarks that capture the true spirit of San Francisco.

This is not your "tour San Francisco in a day" experience. This is an immersive experience using technology and interactive storytelling (original videos, photos, music, internet memes) that aims to show you a unique side of SF that you would not be able to see otherwise.

You will get to choose your own adventures, with the following as examples:
- How did the super rich achieve their American Dreams?
- Who actually founded Stanford University? (Hint: it’s not the story you know about)
- How did the term “Sugar Daddy” come about? (Hint: it’s a completely PG, and oddly inspirational story)

This experience has been optimized for team buildings and group gatherings, your group can choose:
- length ranging from 45, 75, up to 100 minutes
- the engagement level from high (with quizzes and competitions that are perfect for small size groups) to low (great for groups with >=15 people)

Pricing in USD:
►<6 p → 90/group
► 6 p - 14 p → 14/pp
► 15 p - 30 p → 10/pp

Reach out directly for special pricing for group > 30p and more availabilities.
Other things to note
This will be a small group experience. I live in San Francisco, so most of the availabilities will be PST friendly. If you could not find a time that works for you, reach out and I am happy to work with you to find a time that works.
- Obsessed with the rich & famous?
- Love history and a good story?
- Want a glimpse into the most expensive city in the world?

Join your host to peek into the lives of the “American Royalty” and visit some of the most breathtaking yet often overlooked landmarks that capture the true spirit of San Francisco.

This is not your "tour San Francisco in a day" experience. This is an immersive experience using technolog…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Poppy can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at £70.

What to bring

  • Laptop
  • Good Internet Connection
  • Headphone (optional)
  • Drinks (recommended but optional)
From £13
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Poppy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 89 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I’m Poppy.

I’ve loved to travel for as long as I can remember. Originally born and raised in northern China, I was fortunate that my studies and career gave me the opportunity to live and work across 4 different continents. Along the way, I took every chance to get on a plane to explore dozens more countries and a hundred more cities. I always got the most excited when exploring vibrant urban sprawls and discovering hidden stories within its walls.

So even as I settled into San Francisco 4 years ago to work in technology and content, I never lost sight of my true passions: I wanted to build and curate unique experiences designed to help people discover the world’s most extraordinary cities through storytelling -- combining history, drama, people, and urban beauty all with a modern twist. And I get to do that now.
Hi, I’m Poppy.

I’ve loved to travel for as long as I can remember. Originally born and raised in northern China, I was fortunate that my studies and career gave me the opportunity to live and work across 4 different continents. Along the way, I took every chance to get on a plane to explore dozens more countries and a hundred more cities. I always got the most excited when exploring vibrant urban sprawls and discovering hidden stories within its walls.

So even as I settl…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 89 reviews.

Kailee
October 2020
We really enjoyed Poppy's online SF experience. Poppy is knowledgeable and personable, and delivers a funny, interactive, and educational insight into some of the 'unknown' history of the city. We learned a lot, and we feel even more motivated to visit San Francisco for real one day. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone interested in travelling to SF or to anyone interested in history in general. Thanks Poppy!
We really enjoyed Poppy's online SF experience. Poppy is knowledgeable and personable, and delivers a funny, interactive, and educational insight into some of the 'unknown' history…
Kathleen
September 2020
Our group thoroughly enjoyed Poppy's tour of San Francisco. She was knowledgeable about the subject and had such good stories of the history of the city. She has a good sense of humor and we would recommend her to anyone that wants to learn about
Our group thoroughly enjoyed Poppy's tour of San Francisco. She was knowledgeable about the subject and had such good stories of the history of the city. She has a good sense of…
Michelle
September 2020
I signed up for this experience on a whim, and ended up really enjoying it. Instead of focusing on site seeing or current times, the focus was on stories of prominent figures that I otherwise would’ve never known or had reason to know. There were good walking tours to show related areas of the current city, funny gifs, and Poppy brought so much life to a niche part of San Francisco. I would absolutely recommend this for anyone interested in the city’s past, for anyone who loves speculations about historical events, or for someone looking to see a different side of the city.
I signed up for this experience on a whim, and ended up really enjoying it. Instead of focusing on site seeing or current times, the focus was on stories of prominent figures that…
Stella
September 2020
I've been living in San Francisco for quite a few years and while I expected to learn something new about this city, I didn't expect everything was going to be new to me! Poppy is a great story teller and the experience she put together is very well designed and well thought out. I couldn't believe I walk or drive by most of the places Poppy mentioned in her experience on an almost daily/weekly basis but never knew there were such surprising stories behind them!
I've been living in San Francisco for quite a few years and while I expected to learn something new about this city, I didn't expect everything was going to be new to me! Poppy is…
Sara
September 2020
My teammates and I had an absolutely amazing time with Poppy! We used this experience as a team building event to celebrate the end of the quarter and Poppy did not disappoint. She kept all of us engaged throughout, and her storytelling was immaculate! Several of us have lived in SF for a while, but we learned so many new things, and Poppy kept us laughing in the process :)
My teammates and I had an absolutely amazing time with Poppy! We used this experience as a team building event to celebrate the end of the quarter and Poppy did not disappoint. She…
Daniel
September 2020
It was such a great experience that left me willing to go to Sam Francisco one day. She’s a great storyteller and the use of memes and interaction in her presentation made me feel engaged. If she would do other experiences in the future, I’ll sure book them, too.
It was such a great experience that left me willing to go to Sam Francisco one day. She’s a great storyteller and the use of memes and interaction in her presentation made me fee…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.