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Stockton Street

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Address: San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Lunch
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Bustling part of SF

I stayed on Stockton Street for business and over the 4th of July weekend this year. It's a relatively quiet street, but the entire length features a wide range of shops... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not especially pretty with all the construction for the new subway, so the area around Union Sq. has seen better days. The tunnel goes under Nob Hill and is functional, but don't walk through it as it is dirty and polluted. And then you emerge in packed Chinatown, a special world.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A very orientalist version of the Chinese experience. You can find pressed duck, mah Jong, woks, live chickens, and produce.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

It leads you to Union Square, your hotel, shops and tons of restaurants. This is a nice street but while we were there they had portions of the road torn up. If you go to Union Square you'll end up on Stockton at some point.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

I often find myself on Stockton Street during visits to San Francisco.This long North/South thoroughfare runs between Market and Beach streets and includes a tunnel that extends for a bit more than two blocks. Buses travel the street regularly and many can be picked up near Union Square -- an upscale shopping district. As an architecture buff, I always like... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Stockton street is the main market street in the area of Chinatown, where fresh produce is sold from shops and stand all across it. Weird Chinese stores selling exotic foodstuff that doesn't have an English name and an Asian candy shop where only the brave dare - All this and more, on Stockton Street.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

I stayed on Stockton Street for business and over the 4th of July weekend this year. It's a relatively quiet street, but the entire length features a wide range of shops, restaurants and attractions. If you get time to walk it, it's fascinating.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

San Fran...the city that never sleeps....not. We couldn't find a parking space until just before 6:00 pm and at 6:00 pm the vast majority of the shops closed. A few restaurants still open but it was a disappointment.

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FB, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

There are several shops on the street with everything you can think of. Pressed duck and prepared food, clothes, vegetables, silk komonos, lottery tickets, all sorts of fun things. It's crowded with elderly Chinese people doing their daily shopping, and the language is a sharp contrast to what the English speaker is used to.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Stockton Street takes you through the less travelled roads in Chinatown. Make a visit to this part of Chinatown as it is less touristy and far removed from the crowds elsewhere.

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san francisco
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Stockton Street from Columbus to the tunnel is the commercial center of the real Chinatown. It is an interesting walk that you should consider doing.... Let's start with the negatives: 1) nothing touristy here (except maybe Kong Chow Temple --- one of two temples that claim to be the oldest Chinese temple in the US; this temple relocated in the... More 

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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