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See the Old Basque Town of San Francisco

See the Old Basque Town of San Francisco

9 reviews
We will meet at the Helen Wills Playground for a 1.5 hour walking tour of the old Basque Town of San Francisco. We'll talk about how the history of Basque immigration to San Francisco is closely tied with the history of the city itself. Together we will walk down Broadway and see where the Basque hotels used to…
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

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Anne Marie

Anne Marie

I'm a Basque American blogger and YouTuber at Hella Basque, where I discuss Basque culture and history. Having grown up in the Basque American community of the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm a passionate advocate for local Basque events and preserving Basque culture in the diaspora. A professional tour guide by trade, I'm excited to share my knowledge of the Basques in San Francisco during this history walk through the old Basque Town.

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We'll visit the Helen Wills Playground where the old Basque fronton used to stand and then take a leisurely walk down Broadway, which is currently part of Chinatown but in the mid-twentieth century was a thriving Basque enclave. The tour ends at the Basque Hotel, the site of an old Basque bar on the border of Chinatown and North Beach. The route is fairly short at 1 mile long, but it does include some hills. Welcome to San Francisco!

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Fri, Aug 23    From 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
$25 per person
10 of 10 spots left

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The old Basque Town of San Francisco is now a part of Chinatown, so we will be using our imaginations to envision how Basque this neighborhood used to be. I'll bring it to life for you with stories and pictures.
Anne Marie
history walk
See the Old Basque Town of San Francisco
9 reviews
From $25/person
9 reviews
From $25/person