Discover the vibrant culture, character and cuisine of Historic Chinatown – one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions. Enter Chinatown through the dragon-crested gate at Grant Avenue and Bush Street, a gift from the Republic of China, and explore 24 square blocks of unique restaurants, shops, markets, and bakeries. Walk down Chinatown’s famous alleys to find Chinese stores, herbal shops, and open markets.
Chinatown is home to many Chinese-influenced buildings and historic landmarks, including the Sing Chong Building, one of the first places rebuilt after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Bank of Canton, and Bank of America, decorated with gold dragons on its columns and doors. See beautiful churches, such as Old St. Mary’s, with stonework from China, and the First Chinese Baptist Church, serving the community for over 100 years. If you’re visiting Chinatown in March, check out the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, presenting 100 films from 20 countries.