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Chinatown Alleyway Tours

San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Chinatown Alleyway Tours
Chinatown Alleyway Tours is offering tours on Saturdays! We will take you off the main streets and into the alleyways to learn about the daily life, rich history, and modern-day issues of San Francisco's Chinatown. We will take you back to the past, highlight the struggles and triumphs of our community, and share our personal stories about preserving Chinatown. If you are the kind of person who wants to learn about and see the real community, then come see Chinatown the way our residents do, and join us on a tour through the many alleyways of Chinatown! *During the COVID-19 pandemic, our tours are offered VIRTUALLY. Please check out our website (and Facebook and Instagram accounts) for more details on our upcoming tours!
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roy chang wrote a review May 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii1 contribution
I'm so glad I saw their announcement of a free virtual tour. With the limitations of pandemic in effect, they all did a great job putting it together, In fact, I shared their pubic invite to register and some of my friends said they were already filled up when they tried to register. I applaud them and Chinatown CDC for their community work outside of the tours. I hope when things finally open up, they can continue to do their in person tours.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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natashap922 wrote a review Mar 2020
Palo Alto, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is hands down one of the best tours I've been on. The tours are lead by youth who have really strong attachments to the Chinatown Community or are from the area. They learn about the history of their community - from food to broader SF politics - and share the stories of Chinatown in an engaging, beautiful way. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting a very special, non-touristy experience in SF.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Maartje wrote a review Feb 2020
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My sister, who is an exchange student, wanted to show me San Francisco. Instead of doing just the surface we decided to go on this tour. It was a great way of getting to know China town beyond vegetable stalls and red lanterns! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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G94549 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bordeaux, France24 contributions15 helpful votes
Great way to see the team Chinatown Tour guide was a high school student who did a fantastic job. Good way to see Chinatown and support a local group!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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lisavtorres wrote a review Sep 2019
San Francisco, California2 contributions
The students who run this tour present a historical understanding of Chinatown---the fascinating political and economic events that created and sustain the oldest Chinatown in North America. The tour guides happily share not only information but the love they have for their community as well. I've done this tour several times and I always learn something new.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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