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Chinatown San Francisco

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on June 24, 2015

Have you visited the oldest and largest Chinatown in the U.S? Restaurants, historic streets and alleys, herbal shops, the Bank of Canton, and the Sing Chong Building are among Chinatown San Francisco’s world-renowned attractions. Upon entering this cultural gem, visitors walk beneath an inscription, which reads the following when translated: "All under heaven is for the good of the people." Established in 1848, this neighborhood is home to about 70,0000 residents – with its own hospitals, parks, post office, and more – and is said to attract more visitors than the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

The Heart of Chinatown

There are a few areas that visitors simply shouldn’t miss. One is Portsmouth Square, known as the Heart of Chinatown. It’s filled with Tai-Chi practitioners, chess experts, and timeless statues. Depending on the season, visitors might find lion dancing, Chinese opera, calligraphy, and much more. The traditional cuisine is reason enough to visit, but shoppers also enjoy bargain DVDs, clothing, and more.

Over 150 Excellent Restaurants

Chinatown is the ideal place to learn about the histories of fortunate cookies, moon cakes, and tea, China’s national drink. For example, visitors of all ages enjoy the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory where they can watch the crafting of these delectable gems. Across the neighborhood, hungry diners seeking a cultural experience will find lotus seed paste cakes, barbeque pork rolls, authentically prepared seafood, ma po tofu, dim sum, spicy noodles, and much, much more.

Area Parking and Traffic

Visitors can park beneath Portsmouth Square, but please keep in mind that San Francisco is the second most densely populated city in the nation. Driving and parking within the city, including the district of Chinatown, can be highly stressful.

Nationwide Limousine Service has been serving our Bay Area for years, and we are locally owned – our chauffeurs are experts in area routes and traffic patterns. Visitors may choose from our impressive fleet of luxury vehicles: classic limousines, party buses, tour couches, classic cars, corporate sedans, motorized cable cars, and many more.

We love our city, and Chinatown is no exception. So, whether you are bringing the little ones to play in the Tot Lot or you’re headed out for a night on the town with your friends, please allow us to show you around our Bay-area home. Our friendly reservation specialists are available 24/7 at 800-339-8936. Call today!

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