Chinatown in San Francisco Experience the culture, cuisine and art of Asia at San Francisco's Chinatown - the largest and oldest Chinatown in the country. Walk through the dragon-crested Chinatown Gate, a gift from China, down colorful streets and historic alleyways with Chinese stores, herbal shops, markets, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy dining and Dim Sum at Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. Discover beautiful churches and temples, like Kong Chow Temple and Old St. Mary's, and Chinese-influenced buildings, including Bank of Canton. Tour Chinatown attractions, including Chinese Cultural Center, Portsmouth Square - the soul of Chinatown - Great Star Theater, and the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.
- Chinese New Year Parade
- Chinatown Community Street Fair
- Autumn Moon Festival
- San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival
- Chinese New Year Flower Fair
- Chinese Culture Center Spring Festival
- San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
- Chinatown Night Market Fair at Portsmouth Square
- Sunday Dim Sum
- Cultural Festivals & Parades
- Chinatown Walking & Culinary Tours
Best Dim Sum in Chinatown Chinatown boasts authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants, food markets and bakeries. Grab your chopsticks and dig into amazing foods at Bund Shanghai Restaurant, Capital Restaurant, Great Eastern Restaurant, R & G Lounge, Green Garden, or the Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant. For the best Dim Sum, head over to Good Mong Kok Bakery and Wing Sing. Down one of Chinatown's old alleys, Hang Ah Tea Room is San Francisco's oldest dim sum house.
Historic Landmarks in Chinatown Uncover history at Chinatown's historic landmarks, cultural sites, churches, temples and Chinese-inspired buildings. Visit landmarks, including the Bank of Canton (formerly the Chinese Telephone Exchange), Sing Chong Building - one of the first places rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake - Kong Chow Temple, First Chinese Baptist Church, which has served the community for over 100 years , Old St. Mary's, California's first cathedral built in 1854 and the Nam Kue Chinese School.
What are fun things to do in San Francisco's Chinatown? Chinatown is an adventure of food, culture, art, and history. Enjoy shopping at authentic stores and herbal markets and embrace the colorful sights and sounds on the streets. Explore the Sunset District and see the local practice tai chi in Portsmouth Square. Explore museums and cultural treasures, such as the Chinese Cultural Center, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, and the Pacific Heritage Museum, housed in a building dating back to 1875. Don't miss the Autumn Moon Festival every September, featuring entertainment, arts and crafts and traditional dragon dances.
Where can I find parking in Chinatown? Chinatown offers several pay parking lots open 24 hours a day, including: Golden Gateway, Tams Parking, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's Square and Vallejo Street.
Distance from attraction 1.4 miles
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