• Little Saigon

    Little Saigon and Tendernob

    Little Saigon and the Tendernob are two Tenderloin neighborhoods that are home to large immigrant populations and some of the best food in the city. Join us as we take you on the only food tour of this district and explore the flavors of Asia, the Middle East, and beyond!
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's 1st neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart & soul of this vibrant city. This area is so rich in culture, that we have 4 Mission food tours & 2 neighborhood walks.
  • 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. Our food and walking tours are 2nd to none.
  • 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
Park Now in Chinatown with Park Hero


See Dan Chew from the premier of American Canvas broadcast on Ovation TV, March 11, 2015


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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


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