Classes & Activities in San Francisco

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    Chasing the Dragon: History & Mystery of Chinatown

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    On this entertaining walking tour, learn about why the Chinese settled in San Francisco, their role in building the Transcontinental Railroad, and how the neighborhood rebuilt after the Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906. History will come alive as you visit the city's oldest street, Portsmouth Square, beautiful and seedy back alleys, a fortune cookie factory, and Old St. Mary's, California's first cathedral and a survivor of the Great Earthquake and Fire. As you go, you'll wander amongst authentic dim sum restaurants, herbal shops, temples, and open air markets. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You will answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. This is a one-of-a-kind way to get an inside look at San Francisco's fun and fascinating history. Discover how a literally burnt out ghetto became one of San Francisco's most popular destinations and the role it has played in San Francisco's fascinating history.
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    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

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    From social activists to actresses to literary legends, San Francisco has been home to world-changing women. You'll walk in the footsteps of 10 ladies who left their legacy on the landscape, like Isadora Duncan, Maya Angelou, and Lillie Coit. Starting with the brave pioneer women who worked just as hard as the men, but in corsets, you'll meet the Madonna of the 1800's, learn the difference between SF's working girls and working women, and visit the street where three major divas' lives intersected. On this tour, you'll span both centuries and neighborhoods. Then, work your way through the theater district, Maiden Lane, Chinatown, and North Beach. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about San Francisco's amazing history and the tough, talented woman who made it that way.
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    Come Out to the Castro Tour

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    In the late 1960's, The Castro suddenly became an epicenter of Gay Culture. How? Why? On this tour, you'll learn why! Gain insight from a knowledgeable guide as you delve in the history of the neighborhood and about gay culture in San Francisco, from the Gold Rush to the present. As you wand your way through the streets, you'll visit iconic locations like Josie's Cabaret, The AIDS Memorial Quilt, The Castro Theater, one of the world's largest gay flags, and Pink Triangle Park. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way.
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    The Whole Shebang Tour

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    See just how diverse San Francisco really is as you wind your way through three distinctly different neighborhoods. The tour starts in swanky Nob Hill and moves down to the fancy shopping district Union Square, where you'll learn about San Francisco's early days. You'll head to the back alleys of America's largest Chinatown neighborhood, where you'll visit a fortune cookie factory. And then it's just steps to North Beach, the heart of the Italian Community and home of the Beatniks. Along the way, you'll see the sites of the Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906, some Painted Ladies, and tons of classic cable cars and historic bars. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Get the full scope of everything San Francisco has to offer on this one-of-a-kind, whirlwind romp through the city.
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    SF in a Nutshell: The Nuts and Bolts of the City

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    Get down to the brass tacks of San Francisco's history, from its boomtown birth to its current position as the 10th largest city in America. Hit on all the major topics, like the Gold Rush and the invention of Levi's jeans. You'll play "Rolling J's" in Haight-Ashbury, visit the stunning entrance to Chinatown, the Pagoda Gate, and visit Lotta's Fountain, a memorial to the fire of 1906. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. In just two hours, you'll get a fun and fascinating overview of 150 years of San Francisco's history.
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    Hobnobbing with Gobs of Snobs: Nob Hill Tour

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    Nob Hill is the pinnacle of San Francisco's elite, filled to the brim with world-class mansions, hotels, and churches. But as is so often the case, the cleanest streets are sometimes home to the dirtiest secrets. Learn how The Railroad Barons and The Bonanza Kings used insider trading, price gouging, money laundering, forgery, bribery, and more to build their empires from San Francisco's most exclusive address. You'll visit the surviving buildings from the Fire of 1906, The Spite Fence, which literally separated the "Haves" from the "Have Nots," and the Grace Church, a 50 year old church with 500 year old flair. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Good thing that kind of corruption is ancient history. Right? Probably.
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    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

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    Discover the complete history of this iconic neighborhood, from its relationship to the Barbary Coast to the birth of the Beatniks, all the way to its current position as a world-famous Little Italy. You'll visit famous sites like "perfect" Washington Square Park, The Condor, home of both topless and bottomless dancing, The Hippodrome, a dance hall from the Barbary Coast era, among many other interesting sites. You will be wowed by the architectural beauty of the only downtown district to survive the Fire of 1906. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about firemen fanatics, swindlers, drinkers, poets, gamblers, whiskey, and why it's called North Beach in the first place, since there isn't any beach.
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    Where's the Beach in North Beach?

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    There used to be a beach in North Beach, then a fraudulent financier formed a fantastic, F-shaped fabrication to facilitate fleets and ferries. On this tour, you'll celebrate the pier that became Fisherman's Wharf, and discover the culture and secrets of Little Italy through all things "f": foreigners, film, fiction, and fashion, to name a few. You will travel from Telegraph Hill, where you can see Lombard Street and Alcatraz, to the heart of North Beach, where you'll wander through the home of the Beatniks and world-famous Italian restaurants, seeing beautiful parks, hearing the stories of famous firefighters, and nibbling free fudge. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. This is a one-of-a-kind way to get an inside look at San Francisco's fun and fascinating history.
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    Summer of Love, Winter of Discontent in Haight-Ashbury Tour

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    Wander the streets of Haight-Ashbury, the hippie hotbed that birthed the cultural revolution of the 1960's. You'll learn about the neighborhood's meteoric rise to greatness in 1964 and why the trip turned bad by 1968. Visit Janis Joplin's crash pad, jam out at the Grateful Dead House, say "Yes" to a Love-In at the Panhandle, and bask in the debauchery of Buena Vista Park. And if the Flower Power years aren't enough for you, Haight-Ashbury is one of the few neighborhoods to have avoided the Fire of 1906, so it still features beautiful, authentic Victorian homes. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Get ready to see the psychedelic music, hear the psychedelic artwork, and taste the history of this truly groovy part of town.
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