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San Francisco Chinatown Guided Sightseeing Tour
The 24 square blocks of San Francisco’s dynamic Chinatown teem with activity 365 days a year. Beloved Grant Avenue, with its red lanterns and bright facades, brims with woks, kites, and kitschy souvenirs galore. Locals shop at Stockton Street’s bargain-priced open-air markets. Enticing smells waft through the air: dim sum dumplings, mooncakes from traditional bakeries, and fortune cookies from a back-alley ‘factory.’ Vying for space on the packed thoroughfares are old-fashioned apothecaries, incense-filled temples, historic churches, one-seat barbershops, family benevolent associations, fresh fruit stalls, and worlds more. Portsmouth Square is an outdoor living room for the Chinese community, where friends gather to relax, gossip and play cards among historic monuments. For a little peace and quiet, escape the frenzied thoroughfares by stepping into one of many serene teahouses. Or wander into the narrow, shaded alleyways that have had cameos in novels and feature films. This dynamic neighborhood is both the largest Chinatown in the United States and the heartbeat of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Chinese community. More than that, exploring it is a whole lot of fun!
People tell us all the time that our tours make travel easier and much more interesting. So download this San Francisco Chinatown guided sightseeing tour to your mobile device and walk with us through the earliest and arguably the most famous Chinatown in the United States!
Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!
- Grant Avenue
- Historic Portsmouth Square
- Eating Throughout Chinatown
- Chinatown Alleyways
- Places of Worship
|Transportation||By Foot – Easy walking|
|Tour Type||Guided Tour – play before & while you tour|
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