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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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  • A must place to visit. Avoid the bigger pagoda looking restaurants, they are tourist traps and the food is ok but not great. See where the locals eat.  more »
  • I love the lantern suspensions dangling above as you drive along the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco. Nicely done! Adds some fun to the area  more »

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