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San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

1. San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide at Dragon's Gate, the main entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots. As you wander this colorful and lively neighborhood, listen to commentary from your guide about Chinatown's history, culture, and present-day authenticity. Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the city. Pass by buildings designed like pagodas and have your camera out as you admire eye-catching Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture and history as you visit the Old Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get a chance to taste traditional Chinese cookies and tea of your choice at Eastern Bakery where you can expect to get some inside cooking tips from the bakery owners. Go to Portsmouth Square and learn about the historical significance of this area for the Gold Rush, California's beginnings, and Chinatown's origin. Taste homemade dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum where you'll enjoy some of the best dim sum in the city.  Finish your tour with a memorable visit to a Fortune Cookie factory. Taste the fortune cookie, learn about the cooking techniques, and learn about the historical significance of fortune.

San Francisco: Scavenger and Treasure Hunt Tour for Families

2. San Francisco: Scavenger and Treasure Hunt Tour for Families

Roam around San Fransisco on a guide-led walking tour and treasure hunt which is designed to bring your team closer while giving you a reason to explore the city and bond with each other. Discover the very best attractions of Chinatown, North Beach, and Washington Square Park while solving clues. Meet your guide in front of Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown for an introduction and overview of your adventure. Take off on your scavenger hunt through Chinatown and round it off with a visit to the Fortune Cookie Factory. Tour the factory and sample some cookies. Next up is a mini-guided tour of additional Chinatown spots and surprises. Discover the murals along Jack Kerouac Alley and experience the poetry of North Beach. Expect Italian food, culture, and famous landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower on your North Beach hunt. End the scavenger hunt in Washington Square Park with an exciting game that has prizes for all. From here you can end your adventure or continue with an optional guided walk up the crooked Lombard Street for a picture-postcard view of San Francisco.

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What people are saying about St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Joseph did a fantastic job with the history of both old San Francisco and Chinatown. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He gave the perfect amount of detail and had clearly researched the topics thoroughly. We also loved all the food selections on the tour and even went back to one of the little restaurants for another selection after the tour ended.

Beth was fantastic! She stuck with our small group and gave us goodies along with teaching us about the area. My son especially loved the fortune cookie factory and the yin/yang game.

It was a good experience, the mayor of San Francisco was greed at a restaurant in front of me. Wonderful food.

Joseph was awesome! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the food.

Joseph was very knowledgeable guide and we enjoyed the tour.