Explore San Francisco shows you the Chinatown that visitors rarely get to see. This tour will take you off the bustling main tourist strip to the back alleys and side streets that are the true heart of the area. You'll visit the places that are staples of daily life in the neighborhood: mysterious and exotic Buddhist temples, an herbalist's shop, a fortune cookie factory, a tea bar, a music store, flower stalls and produce vendors. You'll also stop at Portsmouth Square, the center of Chinatown and the site of historical events dating back to the 1800s. You'll witness the bustle of activity that gives the area its uniquely charming character, including local street musicians, tai chi groups, and men playing elephant chess, while taking in the delicious aromas and flavors of the tea houses, incense stores and restaurants. Along the way, your guide will share fascinating facts about North America's oldest Chinatown and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia -- all contained within just two-tenths of a square mile.
Tour guide gratuity is not included.
501 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108Get Directions