San Francisco Chinatown Tour: Through the Dragon's Gate

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1 hr 30 mins

Max 25

Why take this tour?

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of one of the western world’s oldest Chinese communities on this carefully-curated introduction to the lantern-lined streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Visit landmarks including Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square and St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Created with Sketch.Discover the history of the area and of Asian migration into the USA
  • Created with Sketch.Taste fresh fortune cookies at the famed Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Created with Sketch.Stop off at a traditional apothecary, bakery and clothing shop
  • Created with Sketch.Receive excellent restaurant recommendations for your return trip

Discover the history and modern culture of San Francisco's Chinatown

Your tour begins near Chinatown’s impressive Dragon’s Gate, where your Walks guide will delve into the history of the area, and discuss the mystery behind San Francisco’s moving waterline. As you take in local landmarks such as Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square and St. Mary’s Cathedral, you’ll explore the history of Asian migration into the US and discover how Chinatown has been integral to the growth of San Francisco as a whole.

A visit to a local apothecary is a must here, which is where you’ll discover some traditional Chinese medicine before taking a trip for the tastebuds in one of the city’s best bakeries. Taste a fresh fortune cookie (a San Francisco invention!) in the famed Golden ...

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Your tour begins near Chinatown’s impressive Dragon’s Gate, where your Walks guide will delve into the history of the area, and discuss the mystery behind San Francisco’s moving waterline. As you take in local landmarks such as Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square and St. Mary’s Cathedral, you’ll explore the history of Asian migration into the US and discover how Chinatown has been integral to the growth of San Francisco as a whole.

A visit to a local apothecary is a must here, which is where you’ll discover some traditional Chinese medicine before taking a trip for the tastebuds in one of the city’s best bakeries. Taste a fresh fortune cookie (a San Francisco invention!) in the famed Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and discover the fascinating mix of East and West that is modern life in Chinatown.

Finally, your guide will share some of the best foodie spots to look out for on a highly recommended return trip, where you can try delicious dim sum and other tasty treats in an area considered by many to be the culinary capital of the city.

  • Sites Visited
  • The Dragon Gate of Chinatown
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral
  • Waverly Place
  • Old Chinatown Alley
  • Grant Avenue
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Portsmouth Square
  • Tour Includes
  • Fortune cookie at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
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