FREE Chinatown Guided Tour

As a partner of SF Travel and funded by the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Chinatown Information Visitor Center (SFCVIC) offers a free guided walking tour of Chinatown. SFCVIC aims to provide participants an experience that pays tribute to popular cultural heritage and century-old institutions closely associated with civic engagement and neighborhood character.


Tour itinerary:
Start at the Chinatown Information Visitor Center at 625 Kearny Street at 11 am.


Points of visit:

  1. Kwan Di Temple 闗帝廟
  2. Old St. Mary’s Cathedral  舊聖瑪利教堂
  3. St. Mary’s Square 聖瑪利公園
  4. KongChow Temple 岡州古廟
  5. Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association 中華總會館
  6. Spofford Street 新呂宋巷
  7. Ross Alley 呂宋巷
  8. Waverly Place天候廟街
  9. PortsmouthSquare 花園角公園


Tour duration:  
Two hours, from 11 am to 1 pm.


Fee: FREE.

Each tour is limited to 15 sign ups. Check out our schedule and book a tour here.

This tour will accept applications as soon as possible.


About San Francisco Chinatown Information Visitor Center (SFCVIC)
SFCVIC is the first tourist information center in San Francisco Chinatown. Since its grand opening in late February 2019, SFCVIC has received over 22,500 visitors through the end of December, 2019. While it provides user-friendly materials for tourists, it also actively explores ideas and generates neighborhood-focused events to create buzz and serves as a connector and promoter for local businesses.

SFCVIC is also a subsidiary of the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily News and acts as an integrated promotional partner of all of Sing Tao Daily and Sing Tao Radio-sponsored events that reach over one million visitors and residents.


About Sing Tao Daily News
Sing Tao Daily News has been the best-selling Chinese newspaper in San Francisco since the 1970s. It is a reliable source of timely information for the larger Chinese immigrant community throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. With its name recognition, Sing Tao has been taking the lead in numerous relief aids for natural disaster in China, including the $1.5 million raised for the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake victims. Locally Sing Tao has produced a wide variety of events and campaigns with a large marketing footprint, including the 2019 Dumpling Festival, the Annual Sing Tao Carnival and Miss Sing Tao Pageant.

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