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Chinatown

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Address: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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+1 888-212-3203
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's...

This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's not hard to find: listen for the clack of mahjongg tiles and nose out the salty spicy squid.

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Chinatown Food Tour of San Francisco
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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SF Chinatown claims to be the biggest one in the world, probably that's right. It's a pretty big area, for tourists most conveniently accessed from Union Sq via Grant St... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

SF Chinatown claims to be the biggest one in the world, probably that's right. It's a pretty big area, for tourists most conveniently accessed from Union Sq via Grant St. where's the Dragon gate at the beginning. The area consists of Grant and Stockton St and side streets between them, but most see only the Grant part. Many shops with... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

China town. Bargain town. Another SAn Fran must see. Great historical context. Easy access. Perfect compliment to any walking tour of San Fran. Prepare to bargain hunt. Haggling is expected so bring you poker face and prepare to walk away. I gave it only 3 stars because once you get into Chinatown it's a lot of the same but it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was okay. Wife was excited to see Chinatown, but after about 30 minutes she was ready to go. It's not very clean. I dont regret going, but dont see myself going back either

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chinatown - As a child, I loved going to Chinatown. Our family would pile into cars of extended relatives. We would squeeze 6 kids in the back seat. Some of us would sit forward and some back. No one was seat belted. These adventures were big events for me. We went to Chinatown for weddings. We usually ate dim sum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just walk around, stop in the shops where you normally never will enter, its the best way to see and feel this area, drink a cup off tea on the square where you can see many Chinees are reading newspaper and do some Yoga.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone can stroll down Grant and see the similar shops selling stuff to the tourists. If you want to see the REAL Chinatown, take an early morning stroll down Stockton Street. This is where the locals buy their groceries, herbs, chicken, duck, etc. It is eye-opening, and cool. You might be the only non-local on the street, but it is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the walk if you happen to be in the area. Neat experience if you haven't seen an International District before.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

China town is impressive. It seriously feels like you've hopped a flight and entered a foreign country. It's a fun stroll to people watch and sight see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The three of us jumped off of the tour bus and enjoyed a great lunch in Chinatown. There was so much shopping to do. A lot of options to buy souvenirs.

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Bellflower, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed one night in a hotel there. The shops are plenty but several had the same items and prices. Only had a coffee there but they had several restaurants there.

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Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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