Year of the Summer of Love
Yes, the Chinese new year is over (right?) but it's not officially over until the fat lady sings, which is just another way of saying we haven't had the parade yet. It's coming up on February 11, which seems like the wrong time to celebrate a new year . . . in the middle of the second month?
The real reason we love the Chinese New Year is because it gives us a chance to showcase one of our favorite neighborhoods: Chinatown. It's not just the most dynamic place in town, it's the oldest place in town. In fact, in the old days, it was the town, period. Learn how the City grew east (into the bay), west, north and south from Chinatown, and how the Chinese managed to get ahold of San Francisco's original town plaza.
We are proud to present Chasing the Dragon as our Tour of the Month for February. Join us as we explore San Francisco's oldest, busiest, and most iconic neighborhood, plus the usual fun and frivolity from our FOOT! history experts.
Proceeds from our Tour of the Month
will go to the Chinese Culture Center
, located just off San Francisco's original back yard, Portsmouth Square. Help us help them help the Chinese community by tagging along on Chasing the Dragon
. To learn more about them, or to donate directly to them, click here
What's all this about the Summer of Love?
It was just 50 years ago—almost nothing for a history buff—that San Francisco had flowers in her hair. We have a walking tour that explores the psychedelic '60s: FLASHBACK, from the Summer of Love to the Winter of Discontent. And you can win two tickets for a tour this Sunday, February 5, if you provide us the answer to the following: Who had such a bad trip on Haight Street in 1967 that he never did psychedelic drugs again? Email your answer to FUN[at]FOOTtours.com. The first correct answer wins two tickets. Good luck!