Chinatown

The latest addition to Shop and Dine in the 49 videos features Chinatown!

Rich in both culture and history, San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia and one of America’s oldest. Best explored on foot, Chinatown’s sloping streets are overflowing with commerce featuring scores of shops, restaurants and more. Start at the Chinatown Gate on Grant Avenue at Bush Street and wander north on Grant all the way to Broadway. Take time to explore the side streets along the way, and keep an eye out for the myriad little alleys throughout the neighborhood.

Shopping Corridor: Grant Avenue from Bush Street to Broadway.

Primary Public Transit Access: Bus lines 1, 12, 30 and 45. Both the Powell-Hyde and the Powell-Mason cable car lines get you near Chinatown. Get off at either Powell and California or Washington and Mason and walk downhill into Chinatown.

Visiting Nearby Neighborhoods: Just to the south is the bustling Union Square neighborhood. To the north explore North Beach. To the west (you might want to take the cable car up California Street) is beautiful Nob Hill. And east toward the Bay is the heart of the Financial District.

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