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Chinatown, San Francisco

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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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  • Chinatown is a must see while visiting San Francisco. It’s a short walk from Union Square entering through the Dragons Gate on Grant St. Its a great place to souvenir shop and get a quick bite to eat. 
    Chinatown is a must see while visiting San Francisco. It’s a short walk from Union Square entering through the Dragons Gate on Grant St. Its a great place to souvenir shop and get a quick bite to eat.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our time in Chinatown. Behind the touristy places is a busy, thriving neighborhood. I loved seeing what was happening down the side streets and alleys. Every type of shop you can... 
    We really enjoyed our time in Chinatown. Behind the touristy places is a busy, thriving neighborhood. I loved seeing what was happening down the side streets and alleys. Every type of shop you can...  more »

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