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12 Star Starred
Washington Square Park
Intersection of Filbert and Stockton San Francisco, CA 94133
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"Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach"
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3.6 average rating
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1 review
4 stars
attended Jul 26 2010

We bailed out on the tour after another group of people did the same thing. It may be more interesting for tourists, but as a local I was looking for more details about specific buildings rather than stories about the earthquake and fire that...continued

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David Grenewetzki
18 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 26 2010

Great tour -- lots of fun and new information about a neighborhood that we though we knew. Our guide, AJ, was a hoot.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 26 2010

Relatively boring. Might be better attended in the early evening hours where one can get a bit of the flavor of Northbeach. We were the first to bail.

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Description

Originally called the Latin Quarter, North Beach (which actually did have a beach some 150 years ago) was a mix of all nationalities until the laying of an “off-the-grid” avenue (later rechristened Columbus Avenue) sent many citizens scattering to other neighborhoods. But not the Italians — they stayed and turned North Beach into Little Italy.

Highlights of this tour include:

  • Washington Square Park, one of the country’s “perfect parks”
  • The oldest bar in town (unless they build an older one)
  • The Condor, home of topless dancing. And bottomless dancing. 
  • The Killer Piano story
  • The Hippodrome, the city’s remaining dance hall from the Barbary Coast era
  • The only downtown district to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire** **
  • City Lights

<em>San Francisco Food Safari North Beach</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Alex Ramon's <em>IMpossible</em> Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em>