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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.
    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the full history of North Beach on an entertaining walking tour
    • Learn the neighborhood's history, from the Barbary Coast era through the Beatniks, as you visit iconic dance halls, bars, and parks
    • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
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    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

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    In Roam Local's "Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach" walking-tour, you'll explore the hidden streets and sites of three of San Francisco's most famous and picturesque neighborhoods. Beginning and ending at the Friendship Gate of Chinatown, you'll travel through the colorful back alleys of the oldest and largest Chinatown in the world. Here you'll find the first Chinese temple ever built in the United States. From there, you'll ascend Russian Hill, famous for its writers' salons and eclectic vibe, and explore Barbary Lane, the hidden street that famously inspired Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novel series. Next up, you'll descend into North Beach, epicenter of the Beat Generation, the Bohemian artists and nonconformists behind the great San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s. If you're looking for an insider's view of SF, this is a tour you'll not want to miss!
    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a four mile walking tour through Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach
    • Discover colorful hidden spots within the largest Chinatown in the world and the trendy epicenter of the Beat Generation
    • Obtain insights into the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Stretch your legs while immersing yourself in a true cultural experience
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    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Got a serious taste for culture? And food? Satisfy your sophisticated sensibilities during this 3-hour walking tour of NoPa/Alamo Square! This eclectic neighborhood is home to some of the best food in the city, and you'll find that out firsthand with seven different delicious stops. While destinations can change, the itinerary usually includes a sustainable fish taco with chile sauce and oranges, tamale hand pies with organic yellow corn crust, gourmet focaccia and california cheese, fresh baked whole wheat bread, salted caramel ice cream, an oatmeal raisin cookie (one of the city's best!), and a wine and cheese pairing. As you walk, your guide will also point out trendy galleries, boutique shops, and wine bars that are helping Nopa earn a name as a destination neighborhood. Better bring an appetite!
    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Panhandle near President McKinley statue, San Francisco

    • Get to know the Nopa-Alamo Square food scene during a 3-hour walking tour
    • Enjoy a range of tastings as you visit seven different eateries
    • Try fish tacos, fresh-made bread, tamale pies, ice cream, wine, and gourmet cheeses
    • Enjoy entertaining commentary on the neighborhood's history and culture
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    Scenic Running Tour Golden Gate Promenade

    Want to see San Francisco, but short on time? Then you might enjoy this running tour of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding areas! You'll embark on a light run that includes a guided introduction to some of the city's most popular landmarks. It all starts at Golden Gate Park and the DeYoung Museum, before transitioning into the urban landscape of the Richmond District. You'll also explore the centuries old architecture of the Presidio, which served as an army base for three different nations, and is home to a lush, man-made forest, and several stunning outlooks. Finally, you'll loop back around to Golden Gate Park, taking in the Conservatory of Flowers, and ending at DeYoung Museum's popular art piece, "the fault line." Finally, a tour at that goes at your pace.
    Scenic Running Tour Golden Gate Promenade

    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

    • Enjoy some light exercise while exploring San Francisco during a one-of-a-kind running tour
    • Check out some of the city's most popular landmarks at Golden Gate Park and the Presidio
    • Learn about SF's culture and history while following along with a knowledgeable tour guide
    • Savor a calorie burn while getting to know one of the nation's most visually appealing cities
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    Classical Indian Dance

    If you'd like to experience another culture in your free time, Mary Sano Studio's Classical Indian Dance class is just for you. During this class, you'll work alongside professionals in a warm, encouraging environment to discover completely new ways to move your body. You'll learn the fundamentals of this exhilarating dance form and witness how classical dance is intricately tied to India's boundless culture. The dances range from soul-liberating to heartwrenching. Many of them are fixated on good and evil, so you'll get to tell a story with each movement of your body.
    Classical Indian Dance

    245 5th St , San Francisco

    • Experience classical Indian dance with expert guidance
    • Explore India's luxurious past and present through dance
    • Learn from the best in a warm, professional environment
    • Discover an exhilarating way to stay in shape and free your passions
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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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    Napa River History Kayak Tour

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    Wake up and smell the grapes...and more! On this tour, you'll paddle through both the calm waters and the rich history of the Napa River. You'll be accompanied by an experienced and friendly guide, a Napa native who is passionate about the river and, of course, the history of Napa Valley. You'll also take in stunning views of Napa's countryside, with a variety of lush plants and exciting wildlife, as well as looks at some of the historic sites from the stories told by your guide, including buildings damaged by the Napa earthquake. This is one tour you absolutely don't want to miss-- so sign up today, and take a plunge into Napa's history!
    Napa River History Kayak Tour

    580 Main St, Napa

    • Paddle your way through the rich history of Napa on an all-levels-welcome kayak tour
    • Enjoy an intimate view of the little known and rich history of the Napa Valley, led by a Napa native who is passionate about the river
    • Learn about the Napa Valley wine culture, look out for local wildlife, and visit some important local historical sites
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    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour with Lunch

    Travel by luxury van through wine country's gorgeous vineyard-covered hills, on this day-trip to Napa and Sonoma from San Francisco. You'll visit at least two top wineries, dine at a gourmet Sonoma restaurant, and toast to the end of your journey with some sparkling wine. Learn all about Napa's famous wine culture on this scenic, small-group tour which includes round-trip transport from San Francisco. With an intimate party size limited to 13 passengers, this is an unforgettable journey into wine country you won't want to miss. Relax on the 1-hour ride north to beautiful Sonoma Valley. Aboard a luxury van, your experienced guide will show you the best of California wine country during your day trip. You'll visit at least two of Sonoma Valley's top wineries and sample vintage wine in their tasting rooms. Learn all about the art of wine making as you sip a variety of fine wines and mingle with your small group. At midday, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Plaza Bistro, a gourmet restaurant in Sonoma, before continuing to Napa Valley. A scenic ride to Domaine Chandon will offer stunning views of vineyard-studded hills. When you arrive, toast with a glass of bubbly at a specially reserved table and savor the last of your wine country tour. Wineries you may visit include Viansa Winery, Cline Cellars, Larson Family Winery, Homewood Winery and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. At the end of the day, sit back and relax on the ride back to San Francisco.
    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour with Lunch

    Financial District, San Francisco

    • Learn all about Napa and Sonoma's famous wine cultures on this scenic, small-group tour
    • Visit at least two top wineries and sample vintage wine in their tasting rooms
    • Appreciate the art of winemaking and sip a variety of fine wines
    • Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Plaza Bistro
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    Urban Jungles and City Heights

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    Let loose your inner mountain (wo)man without ever leaving the city limits! Experience San Francisco's stunning combination of nature and architecture with a 3 hour, 5 mile hike. Get your blood pumping as you ascend the 200+ stairs of Pemberton Place. Embrace your inner koala in the hidden eucalyptus forest behind Sutro Tower. And if you're feeling brave, soar down the Seward Street Slides. You'll get a unique workout while you learn about San Francisco's hidden treasures and compelling local history. Soak in panoramic views of Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and downtown SF from Tank Hill. Begin your journey today!
    Urban Jungles and City Heights

    429 Castro St, San Francisco

    • Discover the natural and manmade beauty of San Francisco on a guided urban hike
    • Summit peaks, bushwhack through unmarked hiking trails, and wander ghost streets and alleyways
    • Combine good old fashioned exercise with a unique historical tour
    • Go behind the scenes and beyond the streets for an exciting new look at the city
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    Scenic Running Tour Lands End & The Legion of Honor

    Maybe you're the impatient sort, tired of slow moving tours that stretch the definition of ambulatory. Or maybe you're just looking for a scenic run with good company. Either way, this running tour of some of San Francisco's best vantage points will leave you breathless (metaphorically). You'll start out at Golden Gate Park, and head out towards Ocean Beach, where you'll get to take in the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean. You'll pass by Cliff House and the ruins of the Sutro Baths, before taking to the forested paths of the coastal trail at Land's End, and then making the climb to the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Along the way, your intrepid tour guide will point out some of the route's best features, and fill you in on a little history. Run along now!
    Scenic Running Tour Lands End & The Legion of Honor

    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

    • Enjoy some moderate exercise while exploring the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula
    • Check out some of the city's most popular landmarks at Golden Gate Park and the Presidio
    • Learn about SF's culture and history while following along with a knowledgeable tour guide
    • Savor a light burn while getting to know one of the nation's most visually appealing cities
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