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San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour

San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 90 minutes
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$48.00

Are you fascinated by ghosts? Join this evening walking tour and let the local guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you're lead you on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. You'll be amazed at what you'll discover along the way!

San Francisco Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century ... More info ›

Are you fascinated by ghosts? Join this evening walking tour and let the local guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you're lead you on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. You'll be amazed at what you'll discover along the way!

San Francisco Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century. Yet most outsiders have never experienced the extrasensory realm of vintage Chinatown after dark. Some say that specters from decades of Chinatown history emerge just after twilight!

Let the knowledgeable guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you are lead on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. Follow along by lamplight as you journey through the neighborhood passageways where these lively spirits are said to bide their time. The mystical folklore of this spirited San Francisco enclave will keep you on edge, as you drink in the chilling experiences of the Chinatown inhabitants of both yesterday and today.

All the while, learn about the reverence still offered to the Goddess Kwan Yin and the hungry spirits, along with the secrets of the magic moon cake. Ancient Chinese mythology and folklore flourish to this day in the oldest and most popular Chinatown in all of North America. SF Chinatown Ghost Tours extends to you a chillingly open invitation to personally experience the unearthly side of Chinatown you never even knew existed - book this frightseeing tour now!

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Private City Tour of San Francisco

Private City Tour of San Francisco - San Francisco, California

Duration: 3 hours
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$198.00

Guided 3 hour city tour including stops at the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, The Embarcadero & More. Choose from a 4 passenger sedan, 6 passenger SUV or 14 passenger Sprinter Van

You will be picked up from the hotel or location of your choice within San Francisco ... More info ›

Guided 3 hour city tour including stops at the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, The Embarcadero & More. Choose from a 4 passenger sedan, 6 passenger SUV or 14 passenger Sprinter Van

You will be picked up from the hotel or location of your choice within San Francisco. You will be given the option of our guided 3 hour tour or you may choose to select your own route. Our professional chauffeur will point out all pertinent sights and provide excellent photo ops for your entire party. You may choose to extend your tour if you find you need more time.

Your tour will include most major scenic stops in San Francisco and we will help adjust the best route depending on your pick-up location.

Stops include 

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Park Presidio
  • Crissy Field
  • Japan Town
  • Ocean Beach
  • Baker Beach
  • San Francisco Zoo

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Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$35.00

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations for visitors is our Chinatown. Offered by a long established tour operator with talented, Chinatown native guides ... More info ›

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations for visitors is our Chinatown. Offered by a long established tour operator with talented, Chinatown native guides. They have a plethora of information and personal anecdotes to share. We welcome new friends to our colorful, exciting, and historic community for a guided walking tour, and optional luncheon.

It is art, it is history, it is fun...but most of all, it's delicious! On the tour, time-permitting you will:

*Learn about the history, architecture, folklore, culture and food of America's largest Chinatown
*Visit a Taoist and Buddhist temple
*Enjoy a visit to a premier Chinese teashop
*Peek into side streets and alleyways, following the heady scent of a Chinese herbal shop
& much more!

And, after the tour, if you choose, share a hosted luncheon, a "tasting menu" that includes a couple of 'dim sum' items followed by a popular entree, side dish and dessert at a traditional Chinese restaurant. Enjoy piping hot cups of tea, friendship and conversation.

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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery  - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 75 minutes
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$21.18

A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, famed ghosts, shocking assassins and more ... More info ›

A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, famed ghosts, shocking assassins and more. Meet your creepy storytelling guide near Union Square for this eerie tour.

A ghostly and murderous tour through downtown and the Tenderloin. Get creeped out by after-dark tales of famed ghosts and paranormal activity, mysterious deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, shocking assassins and more. Meets near Union Square. Not recommended for children.

From Union Square enter the St. Francis Hotel, famous for its past guests involved in politics, Hollywood and the arts, but infamous for a number of mysterious deaths. In the Tenderloin, hear how this neighborhood got its name, and see the site of the spectacular suicide that cast a dark glow over the neighborhood.

Nearby, the Curran Theater's robbery, death, and subsequent ghost still haunt the area. Down the street, see where the Zodiac Killer picked up his final victim before disappearing forever. Around the corner was the notorious brothel run by madam Tessie Wall. And back on Powell Street, the Union Square Hotel has been a hotbed of paranormal accounts.

What we see:

  • St. Francis Hotel, nefarious Hollywood deaths
  • Curran Theater, haunted playhouse
  • The “suicide alley” of 1911
  • Tenderloin District, underbelly of SF crime
  • Site of Tessie Wall’s notorious brothel
  • Sewers of San Francisco's black plague outbreak
  • Where the Zodiac Killer met his victim 
  • Union Square Hotel and its hauntings

Please note: this tour is not recommended for young children.

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    Vampire Tour of San Francisco

    Vampire Tour of San Francisco - San Francisco, California

    Duration: 90 minutes
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $25.00

    The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a walking tour of Nob Hill, conducted by Mina Harker from "Dracula." The script contains approximately 85% true San Francisco history with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. The tour is not frightening, so it is suitable for all ages ... More info ›

    The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a walking tour of Nob Hill, conducted by Mina Harker from "Dracula." The script contains approximately 85% true San Francisco history with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. The tour is not frightening, so it is suitable for all ages. Learn many fun and some surprising facts about San Francisco’s history and how vampires played an important role in that history. The walk is very easy, with no climbing up and down hills, and is wheelchair friendly.

    We meet on the corner of California and Taylor Streets, across the street from Grace Cathedral, on the side of the street where Huntington Park is. The first stop is Grace Cathedral, which lasts about 20 minutes. You learn the history of Grace Cathedral, and how it came to be in its current location. There are steps and a cement wall about 3 feet high that the audience may sit on if they want to. The second stop is the Nob Hill Café, which is one block from Grace Cathedral. We are at the café for about 15 minutes, and there are chairs outside the café that may be used if no customers from the café are using them. Here you will hear a very creative story about the history of what used to be where the café is now. This is a large portion of the 15% that is not particularly true history, but is a lot of fun to listen to. The third stop is Huntington Park, which is across the street from Grace Cathedral, so again it is a one block walk. There are benches for the audience to sit on at the park. This stop lasts about 15 minutes and covers, not only the history of the park, but information about Alcatraz and the cemeteries that were removed from San Francisco a century ago. The next stop is the Pacific-Union Club, which is directly behind the park, and is about a 2 minute walk. If there is no event being held at the club when the tour is there, the audience is allowed to sit on the bottom steps of the club. This stop is about 15 minutes, and the history of the club, which includes James Flood, who was the original owner of the building, is very fascinating. Next we visit the Fairmont Hotel. This is one of the most famous hotels in the world, and one of the most haunted spots in San Francisco. The history of the hotel is very interesting, especially the ghost stories I have been told by the staff at the hotel. This is the only stop the audience goes into. The Fairmont is home to the Venetian Room, which has a wonderful secret, that I have been given permission to disclose to the audience when I bring them in. This is only allowed when the room is not being used for an event at the time we are there. We are at the Fairmont Hotel for about 15 minutes. The last stop is the Mark Hopkins Hotel, which is located across the street from the Fairmont Hotel. I tell the history of the hotel, including stories about Mark Hopkins and his wife. This takes about 15 minutes. Also covered on the tour are: The Big Four (Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, and Mark Hopkins), the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the tunnels of San Francisco, Emperor Norton, and several other not so well known secrets of San Francisco.

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    Discov San Francisco Victorian Architecture with an expert guide

    Discov San Francisco Victorian Architecture with an expert guide - San Francisco, California

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $58.59

    Meet your expert and learn the secrets of San Francisco's 1800s-1900s architecture

    Meet your expert guide in SF. He has been living in San Francisco since the 70's, bought and restored his first Victorian home in the 80's, and have been studying and teaching San Francisco architecture since the 90's.

    He has a great passion for the city's trademark architecture, Victorians, and am an active member of the The Victorian Alliance and The San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    You'll meet on Union Square and take public transit to one of his favorite neighborhoods to see the best Victorian homes in the city ... More info ›

    Meet your expert and learn the secrets of San Francisco's 1800s-1900s architecture

    Meet your expert guide in SF. He has been living in San Francisco since the 70's, bought and restored his first Victorian home in the 80's, and have been studying and teaching San Francisco architecture since the 90's.

    He has a great passion for the city's trademark architecture, Victorians, and am an active member of the The Victorian Alliance and The San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    You'll meet on Union Square and take public transit to one of his favorite neighborhoods to see the best Victorian homes in the city. He restored a lovely Victorian in the 80s and will open his doors to give you access to the interior of a true "Queen Anne" Victorian.

    You'll take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood while he will share the history of these intricate homes that have become famous TV and movie locations over the years.

    You will end in Cow Hollow on Union Street which has a distinct history of it's own built on the bed of old wooden ships. It's now lined with some of the best boutiques and restaurants in the city. Depending on your interests, he will recommend the best local gems to enjoy a leisurely brunch or drinks.

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