Chinatown San Francisco

Claire's Itchy Feet
Written By Claire's Itchy Feet

Hi! I'm Claire an avid traveler and Digital Nomad. At 34 I sold all my worldly possessions that wouldn’t fit into 3 boxes or in my backpack and hit the road.

San Francisco is home to one of the biggest Chinatowns in the USA. It's a toss-up between New York and SF who has the largest. But either way, it's impressive, authentic, and a great way to spend a few hours.

There are plenty of fun things to do here, I recommend starting down at the arch. As you pass through you will immediately notice the difference with the streets lined with lanterns.

While you are wandering through make sure you pay a visit to the fortune cookie factory. AKA the place where fortune cookies were invented.

Eat some mooncake at the famous bakery, then taste some tea in one of the many tea shops.

Chinatown is also a great place to get a cheap massage, haircut, and manicure. Almost everywhere will have space for walk-in appointments, so keep an eye out.

Once you have built up an appetite walking drop into one of the many dumpling shops and fill up on dim sum.

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