Above: Image of author Lisa See.
Join beloved New York Times bestselling author Lisa See for a one-of-a-kind Chinatown Adventure by the Book. Enjoy a walking tour of Chinatown inspired by Lisa’s first book, "On Gold Mountain" (1995).
You’ll receive an autographed copy of this book that traces the journey of Lisa’s great-grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles at every step to become the patriarch of a sprawling family and the 100-year old godfather of L.A.’s Chinatown.
Our intimate group will travel by deluxe motorcoach from San Diego to meet Lisa in Los Angeles’ vibrant Chinatown. We start the tour by exploring the history of the City of Angels’ most interesting and authentic ethnic neighborhood. We will visit the See’s antique store—still in business–where Lisa spent much of her childhood listening to her grandmother tell stories that would eventually provide the inspiration for her bestselling books.
Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes as we wind our way with Lisa through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the unique charm of L.A.’s Chinatown.
Following the tour, an authentic dim sum lunch with Lisa will be waiting for us at the Empress Pavilion Restaurant. After lunch, we have free time for shopping (Lisa will provide us with some insider’s tips) before heading back to San Diego.