Chinatown Tour

  • Tin How Buddhist Temple
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • The famous Mandarin Theatre
  • Chinese Gambling Park
  • Live Poultry Market
  • Chinese six companies
  • Chinese funeral store

Barbary coast

  • Portsmouth square – flying Old Glory for the first time
  • ‘Godfather territory’ – Francis Ford Coppola’s movie studio
  • Pre-earthquake buildings and the old San Francisco
  • Gold Street, the great Gold Rush and the very old San Francisco
  • The private tunnel for smuggling immigrants and opium
  • Transamerica Pyramid and the Coit Tower
  • Where Jack Kerouac and the CIA did drugs – together
  • Vesuvio and City Lights– the nexus of Beatnik culture

Fisherman’s Wharf/Big Four Tour

  • The two ‘fisherman’s wharfs’ – the touristy and the authentic
  • Prize-winning photo angles on Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Alcatraz Island
  • Hyde Street Cable Car and our turntable
  • The Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite spots of Steve McQueen, Danielle Steel and… the Zodiac Killer
  • The birthplace of Irish Coffee.
  • The ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ select club, and the Dolphin Club, a.k.a. the Polar Bear Swimming Club