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Chinatown, San Francisco

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Home to the largest Chinese community outside of Asia, Chinatown was established here in 1848, making it the oldest of its kind in North America. Immerse yourself in the bustle of this densely packed neighborhood with its numerous shops and restaurants. To learn more about the customs, languages, and identity of this famous enclave, embark on one of the many guided tours. Discover the neighborhood's parks, herbal shops, temples, and numerous pagoda-roofed buildings. No visit is complete without sampling some Chinese cuisine. The dim sum teahouses are especially good. By using our San Francisco vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Chinatown and other attractions in San Francisco.
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  • Just walk around, stop in the shops where you normally never will enter, its the best way to see and feel this area, drink a cup off tea on the square where you can see many Chinees are reading newspa...  more »
  • Anyone can stroll down Grant and see the similar shops selling stuff to the tourists. If you want to see the REAL Chinatown, take an early morning stroll down Stockton Street. This is where the locals...  more »
  • Worth the walk if you happen to be in the area. Neat experience if you haven't seen an International District before.