Grant Avenue and Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
What kids really like to do in Chinatown is wander. Check out the stores selling cheap tchochkes, eat a pork bun from a corner stand, and peek into the fish shops to see all kinds of sea creatures (many of them still alive and swimming). Break up your day with an early lunch of dim sum, the small Chinese dumplings stuffed with delicate mixtures of chicken, shrimp, or pork. Or get the inside scoop with a tour: "All About Chinatown" offers walking tours guided by knowledgeable locals, many of whom grew up in the neighborhood.
Babies: The densely packed streets of Chinatown are not exactly stroller-friendly.
- Go exploring. Don't stick to Grant and Powell streets, the two main drags, but check out the side streets packed with herbal apothecaries and small, family-style restaurants.
Just the Facts
Hours: Varies by business
Recommended Time: 2 to 4 hours