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Chinatown, San Francisco

(2.9/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was the first place that I ask you to, I took some pictures on the avenue that has the red balloons that is very nice by the way, a lot of shop and restaurant.
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  • I think it's definitely worth your time to spend a few hours walking through Chinatown. There's a lot of shops to walk into, many restaurants to dine in and the streets have a surprising amount of mur...  more »
  • Well worth a wander on the two streets. The food markets on one and the tat for tourists on the other. Really enjoyed looking at the food markets and the fast food Chinese style. Give yourself time to...  more »