Chinatown Gate
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  • San Francisco: Chinatown Walking Tour with Fortune Cookie

    1. San Francisco: Chinatown Walking Tour with Fortune Cookie

    Enjoy the lantern-covered streets of Chinatown through this hour-long introduction with a local guide. Start near the Dragon’s Gate to discuss the history of this once-rough area and address the mystery of San Francisco's moving waterline. Take in some of the most incredible shops, eateries, and cultural icons including the 'Street of the Painted Balconies' as you detour from the main thoroughfare, Grant Avenue. Stop at historical points of interest and get an introduction to the often-overlooked history of Asian immigration to the United States, which goes back much farther than you may think. Learn the ways that Chinatown has been integral to the growth of San Francisco as a whole and how the Gold Rush defined this neighborhood. This tour is only partially about history. You will also get to learn the modern life of the neighborhood that is a fascinating mix of east and west. Marvel ...

    This was the perfect way to see Chinatown! Maggie was awesome, very knowledgeable!!!

  • San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

    2. 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 abou...

    This is a very fun guide filled with history, site-seeing and checking out some delicious local eats. Chinatown was definitely our favorite spot this trip and our guide, Joe contributed greatly to that!

  • San Francisco: 6-Hour City and Muir Woods Tour

    3. San Francisco: 6-Hour City and Muir Woods Tour

    Meet the tour operator outside Fisherman’s Wharf. After a brief roll call board the bus and travel to your first stop. Over the next 6 hours you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity, and geography of the area. Exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration of the area.  Stops include San Francisco's famous China Town and Little Italy. There will be several amazing photo opportunities including two stops to view the Golden Gate Bridge. Other areas of interest include Tenderloin, a neighborhood central to the local art scene, and Haight Ashbury the birthplace of the "Summer of Love." You will also spend over an hour in the majestic Muir Woods Redwood National Park admiring the redwoods. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to enjoy lunch in the Mediterranean atmosphere of the Sausalito waterfront. 

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What people are saying about Chinatown Gate

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Our tour guide Patrick was fantastic

The day was great Our tour guide Patrick made it fun, entertaining and informative. He gave us chocolate:)

This was the perfect way to see Chinatown! Maggie was awesome, very knowledgeable!!!

Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Cool area to see and learn about.

Great short tour to get the highlights of Chinatown

Loved the entire tour and the history of Chinatown