San Francisco: North Beach & Chinatown Food & History Tour

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Explore North Beach, Chinatown, and the Barbary Coast on a guided food and history tour in San Francisco. Sample 15+ foods, visit a fortune cookie factory, and learn facts about the city's past.

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Highlights

  • Sample mouthwatering, steaming dim sum in the heart of bustling Chinatown
  • Visit the Transamerica Redwood Park, home to a handful of hidden Redwood trees
  • Taste over 15+ different foods, including pastries, sandwiches, and sweets
  • Learn about San Francisco's past during the jazz age and Gold Rush of 1849
  • Meet small business owners while learning facts about each district's history

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Discover San Francisco through the lens of food and history on this walking tour through the Financial District, Barbary Coast, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Visit San Francisco's smallest redwood park and learn about the Gold Rush while sampling pizza, chocolates, fortune cookies, and savory snacks. Begin your tour by meeting your guide in the heart of the Financial District, underneath the Transamerica Pyramid. Learn about the architectural history of this striking building, which happens to be the second-tallest in San Francisco, and the nearby Transamerica Redwood Park. Walk to the Barbary Coast, previously the red-light district during the 19th and early 20th centuries that featured dance halls, concert saloons, and brothels. Pause to savor Ghiradelli chocolate, saltwater taffy, homemade fudge, and caramel popcorn while learning about the jazz age. Continue to North Beach, also known as Little Italy, as your guide details facts and anecdotes about the Wild West during the Gold Rush. Then it's time to sample more food, including Italian pastries, pizza, sandwiches, cakes, antipasto, and aged cheese, while chatting with local business owners. Then it's time to visit bustling Chinatown, known for its eclectic collection of shops and street food vendors. Sample dim sum and wander through the souvenir shops before visiting The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory to learn about the factory's history and try a fresh cookie.

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