San Francisco Chinatown is one of the largest outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. Chinatown is the most densely populated neighborhood in the city and one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the United States. Its estimated population in the 2000 census was at 100,574 residents which accounts for two thirds of the overall ethnic Chinese population in San Francisco. In addition to being home for thousands of Chinese immigrants, it is also a major tourist attraction — as its shops, restaurants, and attractions draw more visitors annually to the neighborhood than the Golden Gate Bridge.
Chinatown is a must-stop for any SF city tour! You can visit by Hop-on Hop-off San Francisco City Tour, GoCar, or by Renting a Bicycle and traveling there yourself. If you want a more in-depth look, perhaps check out the Segway Night Tour, which will show you Chinatown’s glowing nightlife!