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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on this fascinating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage and culture of this storied neighborhood as your insider guide takes you to popular and off-the-beaten path locations, including an authentic Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an unassuming 2-block-long alley full of interesting history. Stroll by the street food markets, sample fortune cookies at the factory where they're made, and upgrade to include a 10-course dim sum lunch. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for this slice of the city!

    Meet at Old St Mary's Cathedral to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most popular sights and hidden locales. Your guide will teach you all about the history and culture of Chinatown, explaining how the remarkable authenticity of ancient Chinese culture has been preserved and celebrated in its road to becoming a must-visit San Francisco attraction.

    As you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights, have your camera out as you admire eye-popping Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Pass pagoda-style buildings and hear about their significance, and step inside an herbal pharmacy to learn about the uses of ginseng root for longevity, pearl pills for beautiful skin and gecko lizards for energy.

    Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the Bay Area. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture as you visit an authentic Buddhist temple, where you'll see dazzling altars adorned with red lanterns, gold antiques and incense-filled bronze urns. You'll also see a Chinese language school to find out how local Chinese families keep alive language and cultural traditions for their children.

    At your next stop, Waverly Place, your guide will give you the inside scoop on Chinatown's most interesting alley full of temples, private clubs and secret societies. This 2-block-long street may seem unassuming at first glance, but you may be surprised at what you learn.

    If the intoxicating sights, sounds and smells aren't enough, get ready for a great taste of Chinatown. Visit a fortune cookie factory to sample these 'wise' cookies and watch how they're made. Upgrade to include a hosted 10-course dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants!

    Ending back near your original starting point, you'll leave with a list of recommended stores and restaurants in Chinatown, so you can continue exploring Chinatown like a real insider.

    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on a walking tour led by an insider guide
    • Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage of this storied neighborhood
    • Explore both popular and off-the-beaten path locations as you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights
    • Visit a Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an alley full of interesting history
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    Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

    Definitely one for the food lovers, the Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour is a glimpse into the blend of culture and cuisine of San Francisco. Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach, San Francisco's own Little Italy.

    North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug! And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home.

    Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

    Washington Square Park, San Francisco

    • Explore two of San Francisco's food and nightlife hubs on a walking tour through Little Italy and North Beach
    • Awaken your senses to new flavors, ancient cultures, and diverse lifestyles
    • Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach while taking in the aroma of fresh bread and coffee
    • Discover quaint shops selling crafts and ceramics from around the world
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    SAMBAFUNK! SUNDAYS W/ LIVE DRUMS

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    Carnaval is now a year round celebration! Get into the hip shaking groove with a soulful samba. You'll learn different variations of samba, like reggae, funk, and various Latin and Caribbean Carnaval dances. Through these dances, you'll pick up movement and technique, build your physical stamina and body control, and improve your flexibility. Live drummers will be there to accompany you, getting your energy pumping and giving the whole class an authentic, celebratory flair. This class even gives you the chance to take your new moves to the streets, where they belong. You'll be able to dance in all kinds of community events, like 201 San Francisco Carnaval, Oakland Carnaval Family Day, and San Diego Brasilian Day.
    SAMBAFUNK! SUNDAYS W/ LIVE DRUMS

    De Fermery Park, Oakland

    • Learn the fundamentals of authentic Caribbean and Latin sambas
    • Master your moves to reggae and funk, and discover lesser known Carnaval dance styles
    • Build your stamina, improve your body control, and expand your flexibility
    • Dance in real Carnaval celebrations around the Bay Area
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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.
    Summer of Love, Winter of Discontent in Haight-Ashbury Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Explore Haight-Ashbury, the home of the hippie revolution, on an entertaining walking tour
    • Visit iconic sites like the homes of Janis Joplin and The Grateful Dead, the Panhandle, and Buena Vista Park
    • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
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    Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

    Spend an evening exploring two of San Francisco's vibrant areas for food and nightlife on a walking tour through Chinatown and North Beach. On their own, they will stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, ancient cultures, and a diverse lifestyle.

    You'll start your walking tour in Chinatown. Explore the area by twilight, including tasting dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the area. Delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore local sculpture and architecture.

    Search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery and uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. You'll be astonished by the new finds in secret alcoves and the wonderful aromas and taste of some of the best coffee, dim sum, and other food on this two-hour tour.

    Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Explore two of San Francisco's food and nightlife hubs on a walking tour through Chinatown and North Beach
    • Sample dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the area
    • Search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and uncover hidden secrets only locals know
    • Awaken your senses to new flavors, ancient cultures, and diverse lifestyles
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    Milonga Mandinga Dance Party (Lafayette)

    So you can't book a flight to Buenos Aires just for an authentic tango dance party. THAT would be crazy. But what if you could go to one just around the corner? Caught your attention yet? During this Milonga Mandinga, you'll join a crowd of committed regulars in a fun, lively tango dance party! It doesn't matter if you've got two left feet or a super impressive dance repertoire, all skill levels are welcome. Get ready to mingle and milonga the night away!
    Milonga Mandinga Dance Party (Lafayette)

    3369 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

    • Join a fun and welcoming tango dance party for all levels
    • Dance the night away to a selection of lively, feel-good music
    • Mingle with a crowd of friendly and committed regulars
    • Be inspired to learn more about this sultry dance and milonga codes and customs
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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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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Explore the beauty and rich culture of Chinatown on this one-of-a-kind walking tour. You'll be transported to another world as you gaze at unique architecture in the pagoda style, learn the art of the fortune cookie, tour the mesmerizing alley of Waverly Place, and explore the Chinese language. Experience the power of ancient herbs as you tour a Chinese herbal pharmacy where you'll learn about the traditions and practices of herbal medicine. You'll also make your way through an authentic Buddhist Temple where you'll view stunning gold antiques and incredibly adorned altars. Whether you're just a weekend visitor or a born and bred San Franciscan, this tour will open your eyes to another fascinating side of the city.
    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Discover the rich history and culture thriving in Chinatown
    • Explore unique architecture, businesses, schools, and cultural sites
    • Learn how ancient Chinese culture is preserved in the middle of a modern city
    • Experience the wonders of a city within a city
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    Beginner Cuban Folkloric

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    If you're looking for an upbeat, calorie-burning workout that's simultaneously culturally enriching... look no further! This class is perfect for you if you're big on hands-on, exotic adventures! In this class, you'll work alongside like minded students and encouraging instructors to learn the technique of Cuban Folkloric dance or review the basics of this exhilarating form. Your knowledgeable instructor, Susana Pedroso, studied and trained with some of the most renowned dance institutions in Cuba, so you're in good hands! Get ready for a high-energy adventure, accompanied by live drumming to make your experience all the more memorable and authentic!
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    Beginner Cuban Folkloric

    3316 24th St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cultural adventure as you learn -- or review -- the fundamentals of Cuban Folkloric dance
    • Satisfy your curiosity for countries abroad by investing yourself in this complex, engaging art form
    • Allow your experienced instructor to introduce you to an exotic dance style
    • Experience a thrill you've never felt before in this one-of-a-kind dance class
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    Sambafunk Basics

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    Carnaval is now a year round celebration! Get into the hip shaking groove with a soulful samba. You'll learn different variations of samba, like reggae, funk, and various Latin and Caribbean Carnaval dances. Through these dances, you'll pick up movement and technique, build your physical stamina and body control, and improve your flexibility. Live drummers will be there to accompany you, getting your energy pumping and giving the whole class an authentic, celebratory flair. You'll get comfortable dancing in a group, and even taking your own solos. Community building is at the heart of this class, and after you've worked up a sweat, you're welcome to come hang out and mingle at a cool bar/restaurant downtown.
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    Sambafunk Basics

    762 Fulton St, San Francisco

    • Learn the fundamentals of authentic Caribbean and Latin sambas
    • Master your moves to reggae and funk, and discover lesser known Carnaval dance styles
    • Build your stamina, improve your body control, and expand your flexibility
    • All skill levels are welcome
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