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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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    GoCar Chinatown / Downtown Loop (Fisherman's Wharf)

    Are you wondering how you are going to see everything this city has to offer in just one trip? Well, if there was ever a right way to do it, it's in a GoCar! A GoCar is a zippy, yellow, tiny two-seater that is fun and easy to drive. It is not only capable of GPS navigation, telling you when to turn, but will also tell you stories the whole way to make it a guided learning experience! Let GoCar be your guide on this relaxing full day tour as you take in culturally fascinating Chinatown, the iconic and lavish Downtown Union Square district, the historic North Beach neighborhood, and the bustling Fisherman's Wharf. Finish your tour with a cruise along the Embarcadero, a beautiful bayside boulevard created after the 1989 earthquake as part of the beautification of the San Francisco waterfront. Chances are you will be having such a good time, you'll choose to extend your tour and see the rest of SF by GoCar.
    GoCar Chinatown / Downtown Loop (Fisherman's Wharf)

    431 Beach St, San Francisco

    • Turn heads as you take a tour of Downtown San Francisco and its vibrant Chinatown in a zippy, yellow GoCar
    • The GoCar is easy to drive and GPS-guided, but it doesn't just tell you where to turn it also tells you stories that will bring the city to life
    • The suggested route is about an hour but it can also be customized so you see only the spots you have in mind
    • Fold up your map, put away the guidebook and let the GoCar show you what most visitors never get to see
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    Healdsburg Sip 'N Cycle

    Forget the Tour de France...the Tour de Healdsburg is way more fun! It has Zinfandel! During this unique Dry Creek Valley bike ride, you'll travel alongside a local guide while getting an intimate feel for a lush landscape cut by quiet country roads and bursting with vibrant green grape vines and olive trees. Along the way, you'll pass numerous boutique wineries. You'll even have the chance to stop for samples at several sensational locations! During samplings, you'll learn about the wine varieties Healdsburg is known for, including Zinfandels, in addition to learning about the area's culture and history. You'll also enjoy a yummy picnic lunch full of local goodies while you enjoy a picturesque view. Don't forget to drink it all in!
    Healdsburg Sip 'N Cycle

    W Matheson St & Vine S, Healdsburg

    • Partake in a cycling and wine-tasting adventure through Healdsburg in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley
    • Explore small-scale wineries and sample a range of delicious wines
    • Enjoy scenic hills and quiet roads that are home to sprawling vineyards
    • Intoxicate and reinvigorate your mind while also fueling your sense of adventure
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    Historical Walking Tour of The Castro

    On this guided walking tour through San Francisco's vibrant Castro district you'll visit the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco's premier movie houses, which gave the neighborhood its name.

    Harvey Milk, San Francisco's icon and civil rights leader, was a profound contributor to the history of the Castro. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Harvey Milk's residence, his photo shop and campaign headquarters.

    Other Castro landmarks you will see on this historical walking tour include the Pink Triangle Memorial Park (a triangular free-standing memorial to thousands of gay men persecuted in Nazi camps of World War II), and the legendary Twin Peaks Tavern (First gay bar in America to have glass windows). All tours are incredibly informative and empowering.
    Historical Walking Tour of The Castro

    Eureka Valley, San Francisco

    • Step out on a historical walking tour of San Francisco's renowned gay neighborhood, the Castro
    • Learn about the history of the Castro and see sites like the Pink Triangle Memorial Park and Twin Peaks Tavern
    • Visit the historical landmarks that remain a symbol and source of LGBT activism and events
    • Explore the rich and diverse history of San Francisco from a different perspective
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    North Beach Evening Food and Wine Tour

    Go behind the scenes of North Beach's food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy evening walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine. Sample cheese, Bolivian beef, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets. You'll meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today. Meet in the Jackson Square neighborhood "a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco" in the late afternoon to start your walking tour. Come hungry, as you'll be getting lots of food and wine tastings on this 3-hour tour, which follows a flat, easy route.
    Following your expert local guide, delve behind the scenes of Little Italy's food and restaurant scene, hearing fascinating historical facts and stories along the way, like how this neighborhood was once part of the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's red-light district in the 1800's during the California Gold Rush. You'll also visit hidden Prohibition-era tunnels where booze was smuggled into the city.
    Though you'll learn a lot of interesting history, this tour is about the food. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at a trendy wine bar, your glass will be poured directly from the barrel. Then, indulge in an Italian wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast; built in 1935, this treasured tool was copied by Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Pair your slice with a glass of private-label Syrah.
    Snack on contemporary kale chips and dive into Bolivian beef at Pea Pachamama. This space once housed a restaurant and speakeasy called Amelio's, known by locals as a historic San Francisco institution that hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe's wedding dinner.
    Pop into a gourmet boutique shop for a sweet-and-savory treat such as artisan agave caramel drizzled over popcorn -- yum! Top your culinary journey off with a visit to a historic Italian bookshop-turned-cafe, where you'll fill your own delicate cannoli with an Italian cannoli maker.
    You'll find that all these tastings add up to a satisfying meal. Your tour ends in the evening a few blocks from your original departure point, where you're free to continue exploring this fabulous San Francisco neighborhood bustling with vibrant nightlife.
    North Beach Evening Food and Wine Tour

    Jackson Square, San Francisco

    • Go behind the scenes of North Beach's food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour
    • Discover popular, hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine
    • Sample cheese, Bolivian beef, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets
    • Meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's interesting history
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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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    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

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    The Mission District is San Francisco's first neighborhood, truly the heart of this vibrant city. On this guided walking tour, you'll experience innovative vegetarian and vegan eateries that will leave even the most serious of omnivore feeling inspired! Explore the district's lively restaurant and foodie scene as you sample up to 5 of the most delicious veggie dishes the area has to offer. Hear about some of the unusual history of the area as you follow your expert local guide to see some of the quirkiest sites in this most eclectic of neighborhoods, traditionally home to artists, bohemians, political activists, and other alternative types. Foodies take note, you'll be on cloud 9 during this tour of a neighborhood that truly offers it all!
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    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

    Mission District, San Francisco

    • Eat your way through San Francisco's historic Mission District on a vegetarian'focused food tour
    • See the hip Valencia Street, frenetic 16th Street, latin flavored Mission Street, and trendy 18th Street
    • Indulge in mouthwatering vegetarian and vegan dishes from five different eateries
    • Enjoy colorful commentary from your local guide about the history of the neighborhood
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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.
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    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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    The Real Chinatown Food Tour

    The whole district smells delightfully of incense and green tea, and you feel like you're in China, yet this walking food tour is of Chinatown in the heart of San Francisco. You are going to see the captivating sights and enjoy the culinary delights, of the oldest quarter in San Francisco, Chinatown. You'll check out spots only the locals know; no English is spoken by the staff or the patrons. Luckily, your guide was born and raised in Chinatown and speaks Cantonese. So you can relax, don't worry about ordering. Just enjoy and take it all in. Escape your day-to-day reality and take an adventure surprisingly close to home on the most authentic food tour of Chinatown San Francisco has to offer.
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    The Real Chinatown Food Tour

    Chinatown Gate, San Francisco

    • Explore San Francisco's vibrant and beautiful Chinatown on this guided walking tour
    • Follow Dan Chew, a well-known local food blogger, past brightly colored lanterns and through the winding streets of his home town
    • expect to see and taste the familiar Chinese foods they know so well and to sample and be delighted by the new flavors to be found in Chinatown
    • Embark on an adventure with a fantastic journey through Chinatown's cuisine
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    Wine Tasting Flight

    It's time to re-evaluate your priorities, because it only takes a few visits to Cornerstone Cellars before these tastings become the cornerstones of your life! For this tasting flight, join a festive and stylish setting -- perfect for gathering around the bar, a cocktail table, or plush couches. Sample Cornerstone's unparalleled selection of wines in their vibrant, contemporary tasting room. Whether you have a group of friends you've been meaning to get together with, you're looking for a first date idea, or you just want to chill in a classy place with great booze, this is a great option!
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    Wine Tasting Flight

    6505 Washington St, Yountville

    • Relax in a festive and stylish setting while tasting Cornerstone Cellars's unparalleled selection of wines
    • Sip on delicious vintages while hanging out with friends or meeting new people
    • Enjoy the scenic and luxurious surroundings as you let your cares fall away and enjoy your wine
    • Learn about the different vintages and who knows -- maybe find a new favorite!
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