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Chinatown, San Francisco

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
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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  • We took our friends visiting from CT recently and we all loved it. Quite a history to this Chinatown. No tourist locations or other places are the same across the country as we've found during...  more »
  • Such a fun stop! So fun to stop in all the shops, excellent restaurants!! I love the lanterns that hang in the streets. We would definitely return  more »
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