Saturday, August 25, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - Unique Desserts #UrbanTrekUSATips

This #UrbanTrekUSATips by Urban Trek USA a SMALL GROUP & TOP RATED San Francisco tour. Joining an urban trek San Francisco walking tour is the BEST city tour for an IMMERSIVE San Francisco EXPERIENCE. Get off the tour bus, urban trek with us!

With the diverse cultures in San Francisco, finding all kinds of food from different cultures is not that difficult. Eating is one of the best things to do in San Francisco. That is one of the reasons I love living in San Francisco.

Today, I finally had time to go to U Dessert Story and had the Mango Bingsoo (Bingsu). I had this dessert when I was in the Philippines a few years ago. What U Dessert Story has is very good. It had just the right amount of sweetness and the toppings added more flavors. The only thing that was not a good as in the Philippines was the mango because the mangoes in the Philippines are the best.

Note: As you can see in the photo, this is a pretty huge portion. Therefore, unless you are really hungry, I believe this is good for two people.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - SMALL GROUP Walking Tour by Urban Trek USA

An excellent "things to do in San Francisco" is joining a SMALL GROUP San Francisco walking tour by Urban Trek USA.

MAXIMUM of only 7 people per group to give visitors the BEST San Francisco city tour for an IMMERSIVE San Francisco EXPERIENCE. 


PLUS everyone will be provided - at NO ADDITIONAL COST - with WRITTEN SELF-GUIDED TOUR DIRECTIONS so you can ENJOY MORE OF SAN FRANCISCO'S "SECRET SPOTS" after your urban trek.

All these at a BARGAIN PRICE considering the quality, duration, extras and overall experience.

Get off the tour bus, urban trek with us!

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - Salesforce Park (POPOS #3)

Small group San Francisco walking tour, Urban Trek USA, provides tips - #UrbanTrekUSATips - tips help visitors enjoy and explore San Francisco.

A new outdoor space that opened on Aug. 11, 2018 is Salesforce Park.  This 5.4 acre rooftop park, is open to the public 6:00 am - 8:00 pm from November to April and 6:00 am - 9:00 pm from May to October. There are hundreds of plants, a playground, an amphitheater and more. Truly a very good addition to San Francisco's open spaces and a good new things to do in San Francisco.

Note: Every Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm starting Aug. 15, 2018 to October 24, 2018 there will be FREE After Work Music; and Lunchbox Music every Friday  from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm starting Aug. 17, 2018 to Oct. 26, 2018 - live performances.

Note: For more POPOS around San Francisco, click here.

Click here for the schedule of all Salesforce Park events: live music, dance, plays, silent disco, art, yoga, Tai Chi, bootcamp, etc.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - Chinese Food in Chinatown (R&G Lounge)

Urban Trek USA a small group & top rated San Francisco walking tour provides tips - #UrbanTrekUSATips - to help visitors enjoy their San Francisco vacation. Of course, good food should be part of the San Francisco experience. Chinatown is one of the most popular destinations and visitors usually want to experience having Chinese food in Chinatown.

There are a whole bunch of restaurants in Chinatown and you normally cannot go wrong going to most of them. My favorite - #UrbanTrekUSAFavorite - is R&G Lounge. This place is usually packed for lunch and dinner. I am not one who likes a long wait so I go around 2:00 pm after the busy hours for lunch.

When I go by myself, I just sit at the bar so it is easier to order the Lychee Martini 😀 (photo below). It is always good to start with that. A good appetizer and my favorite is the egg roll with avocado an salmon (photo below).

I believe their most popular dish, and also a favorite of mine, is the Salt & Pepper Crab (photo below). My most favorite dish is the Cube Steak with Macademia Nuts & Scallops (photo below). During my last visit, I tried the Baked Sea Bass (photo below), which is was "buttery"and had a delicate flavor.  The Baked Sea Bass went well with the Salty Fish Fried Rice (no photo), another favorite of mine, because the saltiness of the fried rice, in my opinion, added flavor to the delicateness of the Baked Sea Bass. (Note: Some people might not like the Salty Fish Fried Rice because of a little bit of "smell" to it.). Another favorite of mine is the R&G Beef (no photo).

R&G Lounge is a little on expensive side if you order the specialty dishes. For example, the Baked Sea Bass was $42 the last time I was there. They offer lunch specials that have dishes that are more reasonably priced. It is a good things to do in San Francisco Chinatown.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - Walking tour by Urban Trek USA

San Francisco walking tour by Urban Trek USA - 10 years of excellent service! An excellent things to do in San Francisco for an immersive San Francisco small group walking & city tour experience.

Today, Aug. 8, 2018, is the 10-year anniversary of Urban Trek USA. It surely does not seem it has been ten years since I first started my urban trek concept. On my first month of operation, I made a whopping $30.00. It took about two years before I started to make enough to survive. I am very grateful to the people who wrote reviews on TripAdvisor early on. It was mainly because of those wonderful reviews that people decided to join my urban treks. And to this day, the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor & Google and recommendation from past urban trekkers are the reason people join my urban treks.

I believe that, in addition to the immersive city tour they get, visitors appreciate the extras that they get that other San Francisco tours do not provide. My concept is not only for visitors to enjoy the day urban trekking with me, but to also enjoy the other days they spend in San Francisco so I provide visitors with written tips and instructions on exploring other parts of the city not covered during their urban trek.

As of this time, Urban Trek USA has received:
954 = 5-star reviews, 19 = 4-star reviews, 2 = 3-star reviews on TripAdvisor
27 = 5-star reviews, 1 = 3-star reviews on Google
20 = 5-star reviews, 1 = 4-star review on Facebook
12 = 5-star reviews on Yelp

Considering that each urban trek has a maximum of only 7 people and only a portion of them have written reviews, those are excellent statistics.

These are 10 messages ( #UrbanTrekUSATestimonials ) I received from urban trekkers:

Friday, August 3, 2018

Things to do in San Francisco - Urban Trek 4 San Francisco walking tour by Urban Trek USA

Best "things to do in San Francisco" is urban trek 4 San Francisco walking tour by Urban Trek USA, a top rated, small group San Francisco tour - if you want an immersive city tour that will give you a true San Francisco experience. Get of the tour bus, urban trek with us!

Urban Trek 4 San Francisco walking tour includes six San Francisco neighborhoods in 4.5 hours jam-packed with San Francisco history (e.g. Gold Rush, Silver Age, 1906 great earthquake, neighborhood evolution), beautiful scenery and current San Francisco culture. In addition, visitors will receive helpful tips and written directions on how to explore other neighborhoods not covered in this urban trek (e.g. directions for Russian Hill, Pacific Heights, Mission, Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, Haight, Golden Gate Bridge).

The neighborhoods included in urban trek 4 are:
1. Union Square - the heart of the city
2. Chinatown - area considered the "cradle of modern-day San Francisco"
3. Jackson Square - has oldest commercial buildings
4. North Beach - "Little Italy" neighborhood
5. Telegraph Hill - awesome views
6. Ferry Building - Waterfront area

Urban Trek 4 is offered on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am to approximately 1:30 pm. 

Check out the video showing a summary of urban trek 4