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Chinatown, San Francisco

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • My son and I rode our bikes through Chinatown and all the way down Hyde's Street, just like the cable car. We saw the city and experienced it's culture without effort on our electric bikes. Start at t...  more »
  • Fun shops and some good Chinese food. I have been here many times, but I always enjoy seeing all the interesting things they have to sell.  more »
  • Although this wasn't my favorite thing to do in San Fran, it was certainly interesting to walk along the streets of Chinatown. Tons of restaurants and interesting shops especially the Chinese markets!...  more »