Finding San Francisco: A Scavenger Tour is one attraction available in San Francisco, California for visitors and residents to enjoy. The tour is set in the downtown district along the Barbary Coast. The Barbary Coast was well known for its hooligans in the 19th century. Many establishments in this day and age were saloons, bawdy houses, and filled with gangs. The Bowery Hounds were one of the worst with their New York Gang ties. They would kidnap individuals and send them to the Far East. By 1851, the city was trying to clean up this Barbary Coast region.
The Scavenger Tour is designed to help visitors learn about this history, as well as to tour the city. The tour begins in the morning and lasts for 2.5 hours. There is a lot of drama since the guides are part of a theater troupe acting out this old history. Guests are able to "scavenger hunt" through North Beach, Chinatown and Downtown to find historical buildings, while learning the facts of some of the old buildings. Typically, tours begin at Coit Tower where you find the "agent" that will lead you around the downtown area.