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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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    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.
    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Follow in the footsteps of 10 of San Francisco's most influential women on this entertaining walking tour
    • Discover the amazing histories of local and national legends, like Phyllis Diller, Lillie Coit, and Maya Angelou
    • Tour through four different neighborhoods and play fun games and answer trivia questions
    • An exciting, extensive lesson in San Francisco's past and present
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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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    Japantown Tour

    Looking for tour with a little more Zen? This tour of San Francisco's Japantown ought to do the trick, as you'll be exploring a hidden world that favors harmony over usual clamor of urban life. Your guide will offer you an intimate introduction neighborhood's history and culture, as you check out some its most popular landmarks and shops. This tour isn't about rushing from site to site, but enjoying the walk and taking the time to study and learn about your surroundings. If you appreciate history and variety, this is a tour you'll want to check out. It's also a great chance to add to your kimono collection.
    Japantown Tour

    Japantown, San Francisco

    • Get an inside look at San Francisco's Japantown during a guided urban exploration
    • Learn about the history and culture of this tranquil neighborhood while visiting various landmarks
    • Check out some of the neighborhoods speciality shops and meet their friendly owners
    • Enjoy learning about Eastern culture while getting some light physical exercise
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    San Francisco Time Machine Tour

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    Enjoy an entertaining walking tour of historic San Francisco led by Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico! On this tour, you'll cover over two miles and countless years of SF history. Learn the fascinating story of Emperor Norton, the man and the myth, as you explore the secrets of notable locations such as Union Square, The St. Francis Hotel, Maiden Lane, Lotta's Fountain, the sites of the 1906 earthquake and fire, Bummer & Lazarus, The Palace Hotel, Jackson Square, The Barbary Coast, and Portsmouth Square. Discover a lesser-known side of city history and see San Francisco in a whole new light, whether you're a local or just visiting!
    San Francisco Time Machine Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover a lesser-known side of San Francisco
    • Enjoy colorful commentary by Emperor Norton I during this fun and unusual guided walking tour
    • Explore the secrets of notable locations such as Union Square and the sites of the 1906 earthquake and fire
    • Learn the fascinating histories of The Palace Hotel, Jackson Square, and The Barbary Coast
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    Night Chinatown, Little Italy & Embarcadero Segway Tour

    When the night goes down in the city, the Segways come out, and the city comes alive. Explore the intimacy of a night tour on this fully narrated Little Italy, Chinatown, Embarcadero Waterfront and Waterfront Segway Tour. See fabulous night views of the new Bay Lights installation, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building. This is a fully narrated 2.5 hour tour where you will be supplied with radio earbuds so you will not miss a word. The tour will cover everything from Washington Square Park, where you and fellow Segway riders will learn about the authentic Beat Generation in North Beach, to the Ghirardelli Square, where you will uncover more about the famous chocolate that bears its name. Learn how cable cars operate, view the unique streamline design of the National Maritime Museum and so much more. Stop boring yourself with walking everywhere and hop on a Segway!
    Night Chinatown, Little Italy & Embarcadero Segway Tour

    757 Beach St, San Francisco

    • Glide around on a Segway on this intimate night tour of San Francisco
    • Hear stories from your tour guide and experience Little Italy and Chinatown
    • Partake in a brief Segway training and then see the Embarcadero Waterfront
    • Ride on your Segway and enjoy not having to walk
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    North Beach Pub Crawl

    Explore some of San Francisco's best bars on this pub crawl through the vibrant district of North Beach! You'll discover the legendary and sometimes-quirky watering holes that make the city's nightlife scene so unique. On this 2.5-hour small-group walking tour, stroll the streets of this festive neighborhood and taste local wine and beer. Don't miss the chance to end your day by the bay in true San Francisco style! Your San Francisco pub crawl begins at Vesuvio Café, a famous café that many literary geniuses used to frequent. Here you'll have ample time to enjoy an Anchor Steam Ale, which has been locally produced since 1896, or a glass of wine from California Wine Country. As you soak up the atmosphere of this bohemian hangout that inspired a generation of writers from the Beatnik generation, you'll see photos of influential actors, writers and authors on the wall.

    Next you will walk by a number of bars and sidewalk cafés, taking in the local flair and learning about the history of the neighborhood. You'll visit places such as an off-the-wall pub decorated with forgotten maritime trinkets and a bar that claims to be the city's oldest pub and hosts flourishing jazz performances.

    Later into the evening you can down an espresso in a traditional Italian café that plays classic jukebox music or even serenade the house at a local karaoke bar! With a maximum of 12 people, this small-group tour ensures a personal experience so you can get to know your fellow travelers as you wind through North Beach.

    Your tour will conclude in Washington Square, where you may continue exploring North Beach on your own. Walk to Coit Tower, take photos of Saints Peter and Paul Church or return to the sidewalk cafés in North Beach for dinner.
    North Beach Pub Crawl

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Explore some of San Francisco's best bars on a pub crawl through the vibrant district of North Beach
    • Visit the past hangouts of many influential actors, writers, and authors
    • Sample a wide variety of local wines and beers, including the famous and historic Anchor Steam Ale
    • Experience firsthand what makes San Francisco's nightlife so unique
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    All-Day Electric Bike Self- Guided Tour

    Visiting San Francisco and on a time crunch? Live in the city, but never had the time to explore? True to the Californian nature of going green, hop on a bike and begin your adventure! With Bay City Bike's rentals, exploring comes easy. The A2B Ferber electric bike is an excellent choice for more advanced riders who want to maximize their time in the city! This electric bike is perfect for adventurers ready to take on the magnificent hills as well! Not only will you cut short your travel time and get to visit more of SF's world-famous landmarks, but you'll also enjoy the city at your own leisure and be able to take breaks whenever suits you best! So what are you waiting for? The beautiful coastline awaits!
    All-Day Electric Bike Self- Guided Tour

    501 Bay Street, San Francisco

    • Zoom through various neighborhoods in urban San Francisco, taking stops whenever you please
    • Discover hidden gems of the city and also visit famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Cruise up hills with ease
    • Explore the city at your own leisure with the convenience of less travel time and more comfort
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    San Francisco City Tour (Afternoon)

    You've finally made it to the Golden Gate City -- one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. The adventure begins NOW... but where to start?! Why not let A Taste of San Francisco & Beyond take the reigns, ensuring you have a fabulous and unforgettable stay? With this boutique tour company, you'll get a personalized experience and be able to make more stops than if you were to tour on a large, impersonal bus. You'll be picked up at your hotel in the morning and travel in a comfortable, luxury vehicle for four-hours worth of premium exploration! You'll be accompanied by a small group of your friends and family, perhaps a few friendly strangers (not the bad kind), and, of course, your entertaining tour guide! You'll learn about the history of the City by the Bay, travel through various diverse neighborhoods, and witness quintessential SF sights such as the Union Square, North Beach, Chinatown, Pier 39, and much more! Hurry up! The Golden Gate Bridge awaits!
    San Francisco City Tour (Afternoon)

    435 23rd St, San Francisco

    • Explore the beautiful city of San Francisco on a four-hour, comprehensive tour from the comfort of your luxury vehicle
    • Allow your knowledgeable, friendly tour guide to show you and your group the best of the city
    • Learn about the fascinating history of the City by the Bay on a personalized adventure
    • Visit iconic locations like the North Beach, Golden Gate Bridge, and much more!
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