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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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  • After 20 month of COVID-19. San Francisco Chinatown is back. On Friday (11/19/21) I ride the Cable Car California Line and got off the at Grant and California St head south on Grant Ave towards Bush.....  more »
  • We’ll, it’s just out of your way a few blocks and you might as well say you have seen it. It’s not that great really, but it’s famous do you have to go. Perhaps there’s is a specific activity or...  more »

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