Going to San Francisco's Chinatown is almost like going to China itself. Make your grand entrance into Chinatown beneath the thespian portal at Grant Avenue and Bush Street. You are sure to be impressed by this feel of China within San Francisco. Indulge in authentic Chinese food at one of the many local restaurants. Enjoy nibbling on dim sum delicacies and be swept away by the bustle and the fun. See the Chinese style Bank of Canton and Bank of America buildings with dragons motifs used as adornments.
Visitors can buy from food to furniture at Chinatown, which ends at Broadway Street. Along the streets exotic ingredients, precious Chinese silks and jade can be found. Products from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong can easily be purchased at the numerous shops in area. If visiting around the end of January, don't miss the Chinese New Year Parade. It is quite a colorful and enjoyable event.
Great Eastern (415-986-2500) is a nice restaurant in the neighborhood, in case you want to cure your hungry. Make to try their succulent duck or quail.
If you feel like a drink, visit the Tosca Café that serves some of the finest cocktails and steaming espresso. The place sometimes plays host to celebrities, so look around for one while you are there.
Stay at the nearby Hilton San Francisco for the attractive views of the San Francisco skyline. The Renaissance Stanford Court is also close by and offers an in-house restaurant and bar. Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf are just a few blocks from this hotel.
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