San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fishermans Wharf
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San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fishermans Wharf

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Pass By: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109

Your tour starts near the Ferry Building with a view of what was once one of the busiest ports in the world. Then you’ll catch one of the iconic San Francisco cable cars from our favorite stop which has none of the crowds you usually find at the others. As you zip up the hill you'll learn what makes this very unique public transport so special (and get a few pics).

You'll disembark atop Nob Hill and learn about the industrial tycoons who built the city as you wander through Huntington Park and past the Pacific Union Club. You'll also step inside the beautiful gothic interior of Grace Cathedral.

Pass By: Huntington Park, California St - Cushman St Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108

Huntington Park

Pass By: Pacific Union Club, 1000 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2280

Pacific Union Club

Stop At: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244

Grace Cathedral

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

Heading down the hill, enter the bustling neighborhood of Chinatown, the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia, and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Taste fresh fortune cookies and see hidden landmarks like the Tin How Buddhist Temple as you learn how the neighborhood went from being a seedy red-light district to one of the most vibrant enclaves in the city. You'll also get advice on where to eat if you want to come back to try the world-famous dim sum.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Tin How Temple, 125 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1696

Tin How Buddhist Temple

Stop At: Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

Your next neighborhood is North Beach, where you'll see the old haunts of the Beat poets like City Lights Bookstore, get a lovely view of Coit Tower, and break for lunch. It's not included, but your guide will recommend the best restaurants in the area for any taste and budget.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106

Coit Tower

Pass By: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

After lunch, you'll climb up the hill to see Lombard Street, the "crookedest street in the world" then pop into the San Francisco Art Institute to bask in the glory of a Diego Rivera mural. You'll also step out onto the roof to take in a spectacular view of the bay before heading down to Fisherman's Wharf for a full tour. Explore the old docks, smell the sourdough at Boudin bakery, and see the sea lions at Pier 39 from a special vantage point with no crowds.

Pass By: San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2206

San Francisco Art Institute

Pass By: Diego Rivera's Pan American Unity Mural, 50 Frida Kahlo Way City College of San Francisco, Diego Rivera Theater, San Francisco, CA 94112-1821

Diego Rivera Mural

Stop At: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133

Fisherman’s Wharf

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point St At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192

You'll pause in Ghirardelli Square for a sample of the world-famous chocolate then take a taxi to the Golden Gate Bridge. Step onto this global icon and soak in more amazing views as you learn the improbable history of its construction and some peculiar facts about San Francisco Bay.

Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

Golden Gate Bridge

Pass By: Alamo Square, Hayes & Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117

Your last stop of the day is the jaw-dropping Alamo Square, home to some of the most beautiful Victorian architecture in the city. Learn why the city has become one of the home's of Victorian Architecture in America and see the famous "Postcard Row" of Painted Ladies as you get a couple of perfect pictures to help you remember the day.

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  • Cable Car Tickets
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Taxi to and from the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Tin How Temple
  • Diego Rivera Mural
  • Entry/Admission - Grace Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates. It is best to wear/bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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