Greg McQuaid
About
I'm a native Irishman but a 20+ year resident of San Francisco who adores my adopted city and loves showing it off to tourists and locals alike. A former marathon runner, I know the city's best views but now prefer a more moderate hike on gorgeous stairs! This walk is done at a leisurely pace & suitable for most people. Instagram account to see more photos: @hiddenstairssf #hiddenstairssf
San Francisco, United States
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Kelly s
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
The views were amazing and took so many great photos. We also learned so much from our terrific guide Greg.
Written 5 January 2024
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Glad you enjoyed!
Written 9 January 2024
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Courtney C
Pflugerville, TX9 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
My partner and I attended the Hidden Stairways tour during a recent trip to San Francisco. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The mosaic staircases are gorgeous, and (as a mosaic hobbyist, myself) I was delighted to be able to see them in person and learn all about how they were designed and created. Greg was a fun host who provided plenty of interesting information and took beautiful photos to capture our experience. He also sent us home with a few succulents—which are now thriving in their new home in Austin. This tour is well worth your time—thanks, Greg!
Written 3 January 2024
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Thank you so much Courtney, glad you enjoyed!
Written 7 January 2024
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Dave L
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Dec 2023 • Family
This was a stunningly terrific adventure! Greg's knowledge about the beautiful, even breathtaking sets of mosaic stairs was insightful and fascinating - but it was his narration of San Francisco history (complete with high-res images on one of that Cupertino company's big devices) that really put this over the top. The views from [SITE NAME REDACTED] at the top of the final staircase are the best to be had in San Francisco - and very, very few people know about it. Five big stars!
Written 17 December 2023
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Wow, so glad you enjoyed and very much appreciate the lovely review!
Written 3 January 2024
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Sue W
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Dec 2023 • Family
Greg’s tour of the hidden steps was fantastic. It was educational, relaxed, fun, and well paced for those of us in our mid 60’s and other guests in their 20’s! He held the attention of guests who were local as well as those visiting from another country. I highly recommend this tour for the micro and macro San Francisco. Bravo!
Written 17 December 2023
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Thank you so much, delighted you had a good time!
Written 31 December 2023
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Sue P
Des Peres, MO5 contributions
What a wonderful tour! Greg was an awesome host as he led us on a fun and informative walk to experience hidden mosaic stairways, succulents, and so much more, culminating in the most spectacular view of the SF area! (Weather was on our side). Greg even takes pics for everyone!

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and unique SF experience.
Written 5 December 2023
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So glad you enjoyed and thanks for the kind review!
Written 8 December 2023
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Mike
Providence, RI2 contributions
Greg was a great guide. I happened to be the only person that day taking the tour and we had a good conversation and hike for the 2 hours. The stairs were great pieces of art, but I also feel like I learned a good amount about the basic history of San Francisco. Greg also offers pictures and a video summary of the tour for free, which is nice because I probably didn't have enough pictures of myself on this trip. The tour was a good time!
Written 18 November 2023
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So glad you enjoyed and thanks for the kind words!
Written 18 November 2023
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isabel m
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Nov 2023 • Solo
I really enjoyed today; weather was great, views of the city spectacular and overall Greg was incredibly knowledgeable and outstanding in providing our group with so much interesting information about San Francisco and the surroundings that we visited. Thank you for the great experience!
Highly recommend this activity if you visit San Francisco!
Oh and we got a little souvenir too , a nice succulent!
Written 4 November 2023
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So glad you enjoyed, thanks a million for the kind words!
Written 5 November 2023
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CAROLYN P
Oakland, CA2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This was so much fun and so interesting. Greg shares a lot of interesting history and recent tidbits as we walk through one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in San Francisco. Greg has a great personality—he brings everyone into the conversation and experience, and he knows a lot. My friend arranged the tour and I was a bit worried about all the steps with my “tweaky” knee, but it’s paced perfectly. This tour is a must for locals and tourists alike —and any age! My friends and I live across the bay in Oakland, and we all had a “wow” kind of day!
Written 29 October 2023
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Wow, really glad you all enjoyed and appreciate the lovely review!
Written 30 October 2023
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susiequuuuu
Oakland, CA8 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We had a great time with Greg touring our beautiful City by the Bay. Even though we are locals, we learned a ton of new fun facts! "Irish Greg" is a great storyteller, funny, super knowledgable, kind, and accommodating. The stairway hike is not strenuous at all, because we stop a lot to enjoy the magnificent views! Highly recommend this fun activity to locals and visitors alike!
Written 28 October 2023
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Thanks so much Mary Jane, pleasure to host you all!
Written 30 October 2023
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Helen H
Fisherman’s Wharf, CA2 contributions
Greg was funny, knowledgeable and personable. He stopped frequently so that everyone could keep up. It was good value.
Written 7 October 2023
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Thanks so much Helen!
Written 11 October 2023
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