• Wine Tour

    Wine Country in the City

    You’re invited to an urban tasting trip of San Francisco’s wine bars, hosted by a knowledgeable resident and wine enthusiast. Sample wines by the glass, or in flights designed to showcase California's best wines.
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's first neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart and soul of vibrant San Francisco. This culinary journey is so wonderfully vast that we've split the Mission into two tours
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown


    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia.
  • Parrots!


    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

chinatown mural


San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the
largest Chinese community outside Asia. Explore San Francisco shows you
the real Chinatown, the Chinatown where the locals live and tourists seldom
venture. Discover Chinatown as a local, visit the temples, the back alleys,
the shops and restaurants where no English is spoken. Learn this
"city-within-a-city", better than you had ever hoped, as you are guided
by expert guides from the neighborhood. Some are born and raised in
Chinatown, providing you with a glimpse of this unique culture that you
wouldn't see otherwise. This disctrict has over 300 restaurants, and as
many shops. Some of the best are hidden from the eyes of the tourist
unless you are with an expert guide.Visitors can easily become immersed in a
microcosmic Asian world, filled with herbal shops, temples, pagoda roofs and
dragon parades. The reality of Chinatown is that there are two Chinatowns:
one belongs to the locals, the other charms the tourists. They overlap and dance
with each other, drawing more visitors annually than the Golden Gate Bridge.
At Explore San Francisco, we show you the city as a local, so we will indeed take
you to the touristy area but we will also escort you into the alleys and side streets
where the residents lead their lives, usually unseen by most tourists.

Visitors to Chinatown expect something they won't find anywhere else. They expect
to be stunned and enchanted and tempted with great food. And they will. Customers
of Explore SF expect to see the city as locals. And they will. Visitors on a Food Tour
of China town expect to see and have the familiar and to try and be delighted by
the exotic and new. And they will . We will show you Chinatown as we would show
our family and friends. We will show you the Chinatown that tourists rarely see, the
alleys and side streets of Chinatown, this is where the locals do their daily business, leading their daily lives, which is after all, the real Chinatown.

We have daytime walking tours, historic tours, food tours, tours of Chinatown with North Beach or North Beach and Chinatown at night.


Links to Explore San Francisco Chinatown Tours

Chinatown Walking Tour
The best walking tour of Chinatown

The Real Chinatown Food Tour
Rediscover the Golden Age of Chinatown

North Beach and Chinatown Culinary Tour
Different sides of the street, yet worlds apart

North Beach and Chinatown at Night
Everything changes when the sun goes down

Alcatraz & Chinatown
Package Tours

Custom Tours, Private Tours, Corporate Events, & School Groups, are welcome anytime

Take a photo tour of some of our previous trips: Explore Chinatown Photo Tour


Chinatown Walking Tour Explore San FranciscoChinatown Explore San FranciscoExplore ChinatownExplore Chinatown/ Explore San FranciscoExplore San Francisco/ ChinatownExplore Chinatown San Francisco


We also offer these related tours:

Polk Street Food
Downtown Cocktails |  North Beach Walk  |  North Beach Food   |  North Beach & Chinatown
Alcatraz Package Tours | Chinatown Food |  Chinatown Walk  |  Mission Food   | Mission Walk   | Mission Food & Drink


Proud members of:


  Hidden Gems of San Francisco