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Visit Our Backyard Part 3

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Welcome back! As we conclude our mini-series this week of exploring our San Francisco backyard, we’ve picked some attractions that might are perfect for your family and your budget.


San Francisco is home to the largest Chinatown in the world, and the oldest in the USA, this is one of the best things to do in San Francisco with kids from a cultural perspective as they will feel like they have been transported to China. Wander through the markets and admire the murals depicting Chinese customs, culture and beliefs.

Be sure to stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in Ross Alley. You can watch the ladies make the cookies and inserting the fortune messages. They have been making fortune cookies by hand since 1962.

This once notorious and dangerous street was once the location of the Tong Wars. The scenery might look familiar to you as well, as it was also the location for scenes from Karate Kidd II.

Visit the Tin How Temple hidden on the 4th floor of an apartment building on Waverly Street. You’ll be sure to get insight on Taoism while you’re there. This temple is the oldest in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and one of the oldest still-operating Chinese temples in the United States.

Alamo Square Park

If you just want to relax but want to enjoy the outdoor view, head to Alamo Square Park for some spectacular photo opportunities. Alamo Square Park offers some of the best views of the city, including the famous “Painted Ladies” of Postcard Row. Does this hilltop look familiar to you yet? It has appeared in numerous TV and film productions, such as the famous family sitcom “Full House”. But you probably didn’t know that the actual house isn’t actually located on Divisadero Street. It is located-on Broderick Street.

We hope that you have enjoyed our mini-series of exploring our backyard right here in San Francisco.

We’re ready to show you around our city. Please call us at 877-FLY-ECKO and let’s get your San Francisco vacation planned.