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    Chinatown Tour

    To most, Chinatown is a bustling San Francisco tourist hub, full of good food, cheap crafts, and lots of people. On this guided walking tour, you'll be exposed to its much, much darker side. From your expert local guide, hear chilling tales of Chinatown's sinister past, including the stories behind the recent raids on the most powerful Tong in San Francisco. From sex slavery in Bartlett Alley through Tong wars on Waverly Street, from the hidden gambling dens through the opium dens, to the most famous crimes in Chinatown history, no stone will be left unturned on this tour!
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    Chinatown Tour

    672 Jackson St, San Francisco

    • Experience a much darker side of Chinatown than you'd expect on this guided walking tour
    • Travel through Chinatown's historic streets as you uncover their mysteries
    • Hear stories behind the recent raids on the most powerful Tong in San Francisco from your expert local guide
    • Learn about everything from sex slavery in Bartlett Alley to hidden gambling and opium dens
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    The Barbary Coast Tour

    On this expertly guided walking tour, travel back to a rough and tumble world of gold digging and railroad barons to learn about the fascinating past of San Francisco's Barbary Coast! Walk the infamous Barbary Coast trail and see where Shanghai Kelly kidnapped sailors and where the gold rush began. Hear dark stories about San Francisco's toughest saloons, lowest brothels, and the legendary Bella Union Theatre from your expert local guide, and visit the 500 block of Pacific Street, where rough music halls produced the music and dance crazes that swept the world in the early 1900s!
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    The Barbary Coast Tour

    424 Merchant St, San Francisco

    • Travel back in time to learn about the fascinating past of San Francisco's Barbary Coast
    • Walk the infamous Barbary Coast trail and see where Shanghai Kelly kidnapped sailors and the gold rush began
    • Hear stories about San Francisco's toughest saloons, lowest brothels and the legendary Bella Union Theatre
    • Visit the 500 block of Pacific Street, where many dance crazes that swept the world in the early 1900s were born
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    Big Sippin' in Soma Brewery Tour

    Did you know that SOMA stands for Stouts, Outstanding Malts, and Ales? No? Well, maybe that's because it doesn't -- but after this tour you'll think that that's what it should stand for! This incredible SOMA Beer Crawl is a tour-party combo, where you'll receive both a craft beer education and many generous samples of unique local beer! On the tour you'll visit at least three breweries and tap rooms. You'll learn about their contributions to the craft beer scene, the inspiration behind the beers, and what goes into the beer-making process. As you pass from one tap room to another, your guide will vividly describe SOMA's entertaining past, including its brewing history. Along the way you'll make new friends, learn about the area, get a little tipsy, and have a ton of fun! Join the fun and raise a glass!
    Big Sippin' in Soma Brewery Tour

    1785 Fulton St, San Francisco

    • Visit classic San Francisco craft beer joints and get a taste of what's going on in the city
    • Follow your experienced tour guide through SOMA, past historical buildings, and to brewery after brewery
    • Down samples of amazing local beer with newly-made friends
    • Learn about SOMA, the heart of San Fran's pre-prohibition brewing industry
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    Composition in the Field (Golden Gate Bridge)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Golden Gate Bridge)

    Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Golden Gate Bridge
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    Solo Stand-Up Sundays

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    Take in a performance redefines the art of comedy. Featuring a rotating cast of solo artists, this show combines storytelling and performances with the dazzling special effects and top notch production values of a big stage show. Each performer brings a unique presence to the stage, blending comedic perspectives with touches of passion, provocation, and sensitivity. Comedians selected to perform vary from veteran showstoppers to emerging talents, each picked for their ability to bring unique routines to the stage that are guaranteed to hit just right. If you love theater and are eager for a unique voice in an arena saturated with copycat bits, this is a great venue to discover new talents. The show may be called Solo, but you be far from alone in your laughter.
    Solo Stand-Up Sundays

    446 Valencia St, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a theatrical lineup that includes some of the funniest people in the business
    • Revel in a comedy show that incorporates astounding production values
    • Indulge your whimsical side with original comedy that will reduce you to giggle fits
    • Experience hilarious, heartbreaking & provocative solo performances
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    Chinatown & North Beach Night Walking Tour

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    Be awakened to new flavors and unique cultures as you taste your way through Chinatown and North Beach on this walking food tour! Explore Chinatown by twilight, tasting Dim Sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the neighborhood, as you delve into Chinese mysticism and culture. Then, learn about local sculptures and architecture. Remember: Tea is to Chinatown as North Beach is to wine, and on this tour you'll get to try both! Search out the authentic Chinatown and North Beach\Little Italy, while you uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. Sample great local bites in the places whose history made San Francisco what it is today, and leave knowing that you've really experienced all Chinatown and North Beach have to offer!
    Chinatown & North Beach Night Walking Tour

    400 Grant Ave, San Francisco

    • Be awakened to new flavors and taste your way through Chinatown and North Beach
    • Explore Chinatown by twilight, tasting Dim Sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the neighborhood
    • Hear stories and insider tips from your local guide about restaurants and sights you pass
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    Surfing (Pacifica)

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    Wax up your board and head to the beach! In this in-depth clinic, you'll learn everything you need to know to be a skilled and conscientious surfer. You will cover ocean conditions, wave breaks, wave etiquette, safety in and out of the water, and practical techniques like pop ups, balance, and wave riding. Starting out in the shallow whitewater, you'll get comfortable with your new skills before you venture out into the crests. Whether you're a complete beginner or simply looking for some extra practice before striking out on your own, this class will have you hanging ten in the pipeline in no time.
    Surfing (Pacifica)

    5100 Cabrillo Hwy, Pacifica

    • Explore the exciting world of surfing with an in-depth beginner lesson
    • Learn water safety, wave etiquette, pop up techniques, and how to ride a wave
    • Build balance, core strength, and confidence in the water
    • Perfect for beginners or riders looking to practice their fundamentals
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    Castro Mission Tour

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    Visit the rich history and culture of Castro Mission Loop's LGBTQ+ community, the nightlife with a Latino flair, and the iconic Victorian Architecture. Your next stop is an oldest building in the City and namesake of the Mission District: Mission Dolores. At the Mission, you'll learn old Spanish-California stories before you dive into one of the most happening neighborhoods in America. Known for its Latin roots, mural-lined streets, and eccentric nightlife, the Mission is the place to be. Take note of the craft cocktail bars, authentic Mission-style taquerias, and techno clubs to plan an unforgettable evening after the walking tour. Between the Castro and the Mission, two and a half hours won’t seem like enough to soak in these sensational San Francisco Districts.
    Castro Mission Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Explore Castro Mission Loop, one of the San Francisco's oldest areas, for an informative walking tour
    • See Liberty Hill, the oldest building in the city, murals, Victorian architecture, and a buried lagoon
    • Gain knowledge about the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Take a relaxing, scenic 3.4 mile walk through one of the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco
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