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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 Coastal Walking Tours

    From the Bridge to the beach, it's no "bluff" to say that this 4-hour walking tour is the perfect way to "sea" what San Francisco is all about! Featuring the scenic north coast of San Francisco, you'll meander along with a local guide, discovering the unspoilt wild by means of an well-tended footpath network. Check out the views from atop coastal bluffs and dip your feet in the waters of hidden beaches. Your walk will begin with a quick visit to Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, before taking you to the Golden Gate Bridge Overlook. Then you'll follow the Coastal Trail to mile-long Baker Beach for a lunch break. Looping back via a higher trail for panoramic views of the Pacific and Marin Headlands offers an entirely different perspective of the sights you saw on the inbound trip. Where city meets sea, this is "shore" to be a walk to remember!
    San Francisco Coastal Walking Tours

    983 Marine Dr, San Francisco

    • Embark on a 4-hour walking trip to discover hidden views and beaches in San Francisco
    • Explore Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge Overlook
    • Dip your feet in the water at Baker Beach and relax during a mid-tour break
    • Learn about the history of the area courtesy of a knowledgeable local guide
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    Drag Me Along Tour

    Leave it to San Francisco to create a tour as whimsical, rich, and amusing as the city itself. In this unique 2.5-hour walking tour that covers 2 miles, the storied historical figure Countess Lola Montez comes to life through the power of drag and escorts you along the streets of SF, sharing stories that meld the past and present. As you learn all about Lola's life, you'll discover the highs and lows she faced as well as unique facts about the city itself. From rags to riches and laughter to tears, there are countless tales to be told from Lola's perspective.
    Drag Me Along Tour

    733 Kearny St, San Francisco

    • Tour San Francisco with a one-of-a-kind, historically-minded tour guide by your side
    • Learn all about Countess Lola Montez as you learn the connection between past and present in San Francisco
    • Discover the humor, sadness, and beauty of the City by the Bay
    • See a combination of drag and history like no other
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    Haunted SF Walking Tour

    Take a dark and murderous tour through the seedy past of downtown alleys and streets. Get spooked by after-dark tales of famed ghosts, mysterious deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, shocking assassins and more. Meet your creepy storytelling guide, an entertaining historian, near Union Square for this eerie hour-long tour. Not recommended for young children.
    Haunted SF Walking Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Go into the infamous Tenderloin District's streets to hear about the unexplained mysteries that happened there by night, including:
    • The St. Francis Hotel and nefarious Hollywood deaths
    • Pinecrest Diner and the "poached eggs"murder
    • Curran Theater, the haunted playhouse
    • The "suicide alley"of 1911
    • Tenderloin District and the underbelly of SF crime
    • Glide Memorial Church, connected to cult leader Jim Jones
    • Site of Tessie Wall's notorious brothel
    • Ends at a local bar!
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    Parks and Beach Tour

    If you're a lover of nature, you won't want to miss out on this Parks and Beach tour, which will take you to some of the most beautiful attractions in San Francisco! You'll visit the expansive Golden Gate Park, home to many of SF's famous sites, including St. Mary's Cathedral and the Japanese Tea Gardens. Along the way, you'll also be able to stop by the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum, two renowned institutions home to beautiful educational exhibits. And of course you can't go to California without visiting the beach, right? Stop by Ocean Beach in SF, where you'll enjoy the cool sand between your toes and the sight of waves crashing on the shore.
    Parks and Beach Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Hop on a tour of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach
    • Visit famous and beautiful sites in the park, such as the Japanese Tea Gardens
    • Stop by the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum for an educational exploration
    • Relax on the cool, soft sands Ocean Beach as you watch the waves crash on the shore
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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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    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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