Follow us into the heart of the largest Chinese community in the Western World as we delve into the history of the neighborhood and visit some of its most famous landmarks. Get practical tips for visiting on your own, like how to find the most interesting shops and where to eat delectable dim sum ... More info ›
Follow us into the heart of the largest Chinese community in the Western World as we delve into the history of the neighborhood and visit some of its most famous landmarks. Get practical tips for visiting on your own, like how to find the most interesting shops and where to eat delectable dim sum. It’s easy to walk through Chinatown by yourself, but this is an experience for people who want to learn about the history and culture of the neighborhood and pick up a few local recommendations.
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Pass By: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
You could spend days wandering the lantern-covered streets of Chinatown, but we’ve designed this introduction to immerse you in its unique history and culture and give you a few reasons to come back again later. We start near the Dragon’s Gate, to discuss the history of this once-rough area, and address the mystery of SF’s moving waterline. Stopping at historical points of interest, we’ll introduce you to the often-overlooked history of Asian immigration to the US - it goes back much farther than you may think - and explain the ways that Chinatown has been integral to the growth of San Francisco as a whole. But this tour is only partially about history; we also want to immerse you in the modern life of the neighborhood that is a fascinating mix of East and West. We’ll stop off at landmarks like Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. We’ll discuss Chinese medicine at a traditional apothecary, tempt your tastebuds at some of the city’s best bakeries, and even taste some fresh fortune cookies (an SF invention) at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Before you go, we’ll recommend some of our favorite places to eat dim sum so you can come back later to eat in one of the foodie capitals of the city.
Pass By: Dragon's Gate, Bush St What3words: ///also.secret.ever, San Francisco, CA 94108
The Dragon Gates of Chinatown
Pass By: Old Cathedral of St. Mary, 660 California St Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
Old St Mary's Cathedral
Pass By: Chinatown Alleys, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA
Alleyways of Chinatown including Waverly Place
Old Chinatown Alley
Pass By: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Pass By: Portsmouth Square, 50 Walter U Lum Pl b/t Clay St & Washington St in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108