San Francisco September 22, 2017
The Oldest Chinatown In The U.S. Is Right Here In San Francisco And You’ll Want To Visit
San Francisco is full of wonderful neighborhoods with great food, attractions, and beauty. However, there is one neighborhood in the city that is truly historical. Chinatown is historical and still significant. Chinatown was established in 1848, and since then has been influential for the Chinese in the USA. Learn more about this historic neighborhood with culture, food, attractions and more.
San Francisco Chinatown is about eight blocks long and has two long main streets, Grant Avenue and Stockton Street. Check out the map below for a more detailed map.
Chinatown in downtown San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.
Driving to Chinatown is difficult because of lack of parking. However, you can easily get to Chinatown using Bart, Muni, or even the classic iconic Cable cars.
One of the best attractions is the Golden Gate Cookie Factory on Ross Alley. San Francisco is a legendary and historical place for fortune cookies.
Admire the architectural history here and photos at the Chinatown Gateway located at the Grant Avenue and Bush Street intersection. The gateway was built in 1970, and is a symbol of the Chinatown in San Francisco.
Explore the alleys of Chinatown like Waverly Place and Spofford Alley for cultural attractions. Perhaps you'll be lucky enough to hear Chinese music on the streets.
If you want to find our more detailed history on Chinatown then visit the Chinese Historical Society of America on 965 Clay Street.
You have to eat in Chinatown, so check out one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants, House of Nanking.
This restaurant is a neighborhood fixture and is located at
919 Kearny Street, 94107
Before you leave, make sure to walk around Chinatown on Grant Avenue, Stockton, and parts of Powell Street surrounding downtown to fully appreciate the fascinating shops and restaurants here.
Have you been to the Chinatown in Downtown? Let us know. Share this story too. If you’re in Downtown then check out
10 Unforgettable Attractions In Downtown San Francisco.