San Francisco February 06, 2017
by Julian Garr The Oldest Chinatown In America Is Right Here In San Francisco And It’s Amazing
Incredibly, San Francisco has the oldest and second largest Chinatown in North America. Established in 1840s, San Francisco’s Chinatown in downtown is the oldest and one of the largest Chinatowns outside of Asia. If you’re looking to visit a historic neighborhood full of attractions, food, culture, and life then look no further. Chinatown offers a yearly parade that dazzles the senses and lots of fun stops along Grant avenue in downtown San Francisco. Read below to learn more about getting to Chinatown in Downtown and what things you can do too.
The oldest Chinatown is located by the Dragon Gate at Bush Street and Grant Avenue to Broadway and Grant Avenue. If you walk from the Dragon Gate, near Union Square, toward North Beach you'll see a lot of this historic neighborhood.
San Francisco’s Chinatown is a unique and dynamic cultural adventure that is truly memorable. The energy and activity here is truly exciting and nonstop.
In 1848, the first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco on the American brig, Eagle. Initially, the Chinese worked at the transcontinental railroad or as mine workers during the Gold Rush.
Today, the symbol of Chinatown is Dragon Gate at Grant and Bush. Start exploring Chinatown at Dragon Gate and continue along Grant Avenue to see the heart of this neighborhood. Aa interesting fact, Dragon Gate is the only authentic Chinatown Gate in North America.
See Fortune cookies being made at 56 Ross Alley in Chinatown. The Fortune Cookes are fresh off the press and handed to you upon entering. Fortune Cookies were invented here along with other
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This Chinatown in downtown has fascinating alleys like Waverly Place and Ross Alley. Explore the alleys off Grant Avenue or Stockton to see the real culture and richness in Chinatown.
Golden Gate Bakery is a must do for the best hot egg custard tarts ever. This place is located at 1029 Grant Avenue along the heart of Chinatown.
After getting egg custard then head to Portsmouth Square to relax. This square is the historical birthplace of San Francisco that dates back to 1835. It is now an open plaza for residents.
Who doesn't love Dumplings? House of Nanking is the classic Chinatown restaurant with an authentic reputation. House of Nanking is on the far eastern edge of Chinatown at 919 Kearny Street.
Plan a trip to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year for parade. The Parade in the Chinatown downtown will be held on February 11. More information about the
Parade here .
Have you been to this Chinatown in downtown San Francisco? Let us know your opinions. If you’re interested in other cultural spots here then check out
10 Historic Neighborhoods In San Francisco That Will Take You Back In Time.
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