San Francisco Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour – Photo Credit: Viator
This year’s Chinese New Year “The Year of the Monkey” is in full swing. San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of North America’s oldest and largest. What better place to celebrate the Chinese New Year than in one of the nation’s top foodie capitals – Dim Sum never tasted so good! Book your SF Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour now
Centrally located in the heart of the city (just off Union Square), Chinatown’s streets and alleyways are jam-packed with little shops and stalls, specialty stores, food and fish markets, herb shops, antique stores, bakeries, Dim Sum parlors and exotic Chinese restaurants.
Treat yourself and your family to a fun Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour – and see the cultural side of San Francisco where the old world meets the new.
The Chinese New Year Festival “Street Fair” is FUN for the whole family! Streets are lined with little stalls and live entertainment — and the shops and restaurants are packed. Traditional Chinese dance and music is performed on the main stage. Other activities include martial arts, calligraphy, puppet shows and a Children’s Area featuring a petting zoo and fun games. Free admission.
The festival primarily takes place on Grant Avenue (from California-Broadway) — in addition to Pacific Avenue (Kearny to Stockton) and Washington and Jackson Street (Kearny to Stockton).
We love playing tourist in San Francisco – it’s such a FUN city to explore, walk, eat, shop… and people-watch! One of our latest adventures took us to Chinatown for the day. We headed over to the Fortune Cookie Factory – it’s been around for over 40 years and today it’s still a popular tourist attraction. Did you know that Fortune Cookies originated here in San Francisco? What better place to see how fortune cookies are made – it’s a fascinating process. And sample them too – I’ve never been a lover of fortune cookies (I do like the fortunes inside), but these are fresh, crispy and delicious. The small narrow shop only holds about 10 people at a time, so it’s no surprise to find a line out the door, especially on weekends and during peak tourist season.