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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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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: Murder, Mystery and Ghosts

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

From USD
$21.18

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

A dark and murderous tour through the seedy past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of mysterious 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 dark and murderous tour through downtown and the Tenderloin. Get creeped out by after-dark tales of famed ghosts, 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 blighted neighborhood gets its name, and see the site of the spectacular suicide that cast a dark glow over the neighborhood.

Nearby, the Pinecrest Diner's bizarre "poached eggs" murder is only rivaled by the Curran Theater's robbery, death, and subsequent...ghost? 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 at the end is Glide Memorial Church, connected to the rise of the cult mastermind Jim Jones.

What we see:

  • St. Francis Hotel, nefarious Hollywood deaths
  • Pinecrest Diner and the “poached eggs” murder
  • Curran Theater, haunted playhouse
  • The “suicide alley” of 1911
  • Tenderloin District, underbelly of SF crime
  • Glide Memorial Church, connected to cult leader Jim Jones
  • Site of Tessie Wall’s notorious brothel

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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    San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

    San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 3 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $49.00

    Experience the cinematic side to San Francisco on an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes clips from more than 55 movies and TV shows filmed in the picturesque city. Revisit scenes from 'Mrs ... More info ›

    Experience the cinematic side to San Francisco on an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes clips from more than 55 movies and TV shows filmed in the picturesque city. Revisit scenes from 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Dirty Harry,' 'Vertigo,' 'Bullitt,' 'The Princess Diaries,' 'Full House,' and 'Star Trek IV,' among others. Learn from an actor-turned-guide who shares knowledge of San Francisco's filming history.

    Start your comprehensive city tour of San Francisco movie and TV sites with pickup at Fisherman’s Wharf. See classic clips from The Birdman of Alcatraz and the Dwayne Johnson blockbuster, San Andreas. Pass through crooked Lombard Street and Taylor Street, where Steve McQueen in Bullitt catches big air in the most famous car chase scene of all time.

    Arriving in North Beach, see Saints Peter and Paul Church and Washington Square, and watch out for the Scorpio killer from Dirty Harry. Drive through the Financial District, home to the Towering Inferno and the Transamerica Pyramid, which narrowly escapes destruction in Mission Impossible. On Nob Hill, you'll be in the middle of the action from Vertigo, Bullitt, The Wedding Planner, and The Rock.

    Next up is Union Square, home to the world's first talkie movie as well as a surprise visit from Alfred Hitchcock. Then venture to Antman's apartment and see San Francisco as New York City in Rent. Stop for photo ops at City Hall, a stand-in for Washington, DC (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Chicago (Tucker), and SF (Foul Play, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Milk). 

    Make another photo stop at Alamo Square for a view of the Painted Ladies and re-experience the opening picnic sequence from Full House. Continuing the journey, ask your driver to 'set us down in Golden Gate Park,' as Captain Kirk states in Star Trek IV. From the park to the Presidio, engulf yourself in a 3-minute tribute to the chase scene from Bullitt

    Then stop at the aptly named Inspiration Point for views of the Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz, before arriving at Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. See where Kim Novak jumps in the water and Jimmy Stewart miraculously saves her in Vertigo

    On the way out of Fort Point, experience a montage of Golden Gate Bridge destruction sequences ranging from 1955's It Came From Beneath the Sea to 2015's San Andreas, while also driving by George Lucas' Letterman Digital Arts Complex. Finally, visit Pacific Heights, where you'll see the high school from The Princess Diaries and the house from Mrs. Doubtfire.

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    Teas Temples and Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea and Dessert Tastings

    Teas Temples and Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea and Dessert Tastings - San Francisco, California

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

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    From USD
    $42.90

    Between the Beatniks of North Beach and must-see Chinatown, you'll get more than a taste of tea while exploring San Francisco. Hear legendary tales on a 2.5-hour walking tour and visit a Chinese temple, tea shop and fortune cookie maker. Then stroll past Italian cafes and restaurants while viewing iconic spots such as City Lights Bookstore, Coit Tower, and Washington Square Park.

    Meet your guide and small group, limited to 12 participants, at Chinatown Gate ... More info ›

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    Between the Beatniks of North Beach and must-see Chinatown, you'll get more than a taste of tea while exploring San Francisco. Hear legendary tales on a 2.5-hour walking tour and visit a Chinese temple, tea shop and fortune cookie maker. Then stroll past Italian cafes and restaurants while viewing iconic spots such as City Lights Bookstore, Coit Tower, and Washington Square Park.

    Meet your guide and small group, limited to 12 participants, at Chinatown Gate. You'll venture on foot through two vibrant neighborhoods and discover tucked-away spots down unassuming alleys. Immerse yourself in the cultural and aesthetic contrasts between one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia and the European charm of North Beach, birthplace of the Beat Generation.

    Follow your guide through the bustling streets and learn about the history of this Chinese community during San Francisco's Gold Rush, as well as America's railway-building boom. Visit one of Chinatown’s oldest bakeries for an authentic mooncake pastry; they're so good even former President Bill Clinton stopped here for a bite of these traditional delicacies.

    From here, proceed to Waverly Place and have your fortune read at the oldest Chinese temple in the US. Then weave your way between performing street artists to taste fortune cookies hot off the press, followed by an in-depth tea tasting session where you will learn about the different types and flavors of traditional Chinese tea.

    Next, it’s on to North Beach to see the famous hangouts of Beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg, including City Lights Bookstore, which still publishes the works of local poets. Get a feel for North Beach (the city's Little Italy) as you stroll past cafes of the Barbary Coast and look up at Coit Tower.

    Your tour concludes at Washington Square Park, a well-appointed location that's adjacent to Italian restaurants, all within easy access to public transportation.

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