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Today's side deal to San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Tours leads you down the darkened streets of Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, to the spooky specters of Chinese-American folklore and legend for $12 (a $24 value). Trek through the chilly streets by lamplight for 90 bone-chilling minutes of supernatural stories and sights. Hold your sweetie close, or treat your adult tee-ball team to an experience scarier than forgetting the adult tee-ball bats near the docks.
Bring a warm scarf to combat goosebumps as the cool breath of local legend and folklore inches down your spine. Your riveting guides are San Francisco natives who know every legendary nook and creepy cranny. They'll spin history and storytelling into a warm sweater that entertains, while simultaneously creeping you out and keeping you warm.
Longtime San Franciscans will learn surprising secrets, and out-of-town guests will delight in the architecture and street scenes. You'll learn San Francisco adaptations of ancient Chinese mythology, including the secrets of the magic moon cake. If folklore about magic cake makes you hungry, fret not because the tour includes a stop at a Chinese teashop for a tasting and an informative tour of a fortune-cookie factory. Learn about your crunchy prophecy, and find out why your warmth and kindness has not been as profitable as your last cookie promised.
- Our guide grew up in Chinatown and knew all the inside scoop. Her uncle was the first coroner for the area so she had GREAT stories. – Judith K., TourCorp
- Rather that a hokey ghosty trek, we were treated to a backyard tour of a fascinating and mysterious SF neighborhood guided by a knowledgeable native. What fun! – Mary Jean H., TourCorp
- It was a nice, easy walk around back alleys and famous streets all filled with history...Our guide even spent extra time with the teens, showing them things that interested them and answering all of our questions. – Deanna B., TourCorp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 3, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Valid only on Friday and Saturday nights, tours start at 7:30 p.m. Must be 14 years or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About SF Chinatown Ghost Tours
From an early age, native San Franciscans Cynthia Yee and Ruby Tsang found themselves fascinated with their native culture and its ties to ancient beliefs and the supernatural. Now, through SF Chinatown Ghost Tours, native guides immerse guests in the mysticism, folklore, and history of the U.S.’s oldest Chinese community during themed walking tours. Wandering down dimly lit streets, patrons see the sites of former gambling dens, riots, and antique shops specializing in Mogwai. A daytime cookie factory tour meanders past historic Chinatown sights including a Taoist temple, food markets, and a fortune cookie factory, letting guests munch on cookies where the renowned biscuit was invented.