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Chinatown, San Francisco

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. Put Chinatown and other San Francisco attractions into our San Francisco trip itinerary website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • walked through the food stalls it was crazy crazy busy full pavements of stalls ... though it busy you have to walk it  more »
  • The location is interesting with many scents on the street and in fact you can sit on a Chinatown, but I didn't find unforgettable or no different than I expected. Worth a visit if you have time to get to know the city.
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  • This area was great to stay in. It is relatively close to a lot of attractions throughout the city. Many Uber drivers in the area as well. Felt safe walking In the area at night.  more »
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