Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108| Map |
San Francisco's Chinatown is a favorite with visitors from all over the world. Interestingly, Chinatown has the largest Chinese population outside of Asia and is America’s oldest Chinatown. With hundreds of shops and restaurants, Chinatown is a great place to walk around, especially for kids, who may have never seen anything like it. The sights, the colors, the crowding – it can all be a little overwhelming. When one is surrounded by busy stores, thronging sidewalks and signs in Chinese, it really is like being transported to Shanghai. Items of interest include everything from dollar souvenirs to ancient art, quick snacks to haute cuisine – Chinatown offers something to catch everyone’s interest. For families visiting San Francisco, Chinatown provides a new world to explore.
Angie Lopez and 2 other parents have been here
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Tips for Families
A good way to navigate Chinatown is by taking a walking tour. Inexpensive ones are easily found, and some are free - the San Francisco City Guides provide excellent itineraries. A tour that includes lunch makes it even easier.
Address: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108| Map
Hours: Year Round More Info
Price: Free More Info
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Touring ChinatownFlag review
Although we had been to Chinatown a couple of times, we took an All About Chinatown walking tour to get an insider's look from a local. And we were so glad we did. Linda Lee, the owner of the walking tour, shared Chinatown's history and brought us to authentic Chinese markets, a Buddhist temple, a Chinese language school and a Fortune Cookie Factory. She showed us herbal products that local Chinese use for various medical issues and pointed out places for good dim sum. Overall, it was a good introduction to Chinatown and we felt more confident navigating Chinatown's streets on our own after that. We shopped at bakeries and shops stocked with colorful clothing, kites and trinkets.
Tips for Families
Take a tour to learn about Chinatown's history and where to shop and dine.
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