Boston’s Chinatown is rich with history, tradition, excitement, gifts, culture, and great food. Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Chinese culture behind Chinatown’s walls. Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest Chinatown in the United States, coming in behind New York (Manhattan) and San Francisco.
They are located conveniently at the edge of Boston’s downtown shopping and financial districts allowing you to walk right into the town. You will pass through the traditional Boston Chinatown’s opening gate when entering. It was designed to ward off evil using two foo lions on either side of the entrance gate.
You can celebrate many Chinese holidays throughout the year when you visit Boston’s Chinatown such as the New Year and other festivals for their culture. They welcome tourists, and provide the most when it comes to entertainment, food, and good old fashion fun. They have booths set up for games and gifts for the whole family. If you’re a tourist then this is the place to go to get souvenirs for the whole family back home due to the great items that are traditional, handmade, and affordable.
If you get hungry through your stroll on the streets, there are a number of great restaurants you can stop by to get a taste that only Chinatown has to offer. You will find Chinese favorites, exotic mixtures, as well as a few surprises behind each corner. If you would like to sit down, and relax in Chinatown; check out the teahouses that serve a number of different menu items. Boston’s Chinatown is fun for the whole family, or even if you want to walk through Chinatown’s streets alone; this is also possible. There are also no worries when it comes to spending a weekend in Chinatown; there are various lodging accommodations to meet your needs nestled in the heart of Chinatown.
There are so many things for you to do when you come to Boston’s Chinatown. It is packed with entertainment for the whole family. It does not matter where you’re coming from, why you have come, or where you’re going too, be sure to make Boston’s Chinatown one of your stops on the list of places to go while taking a vacation.
Top Chinatowns in the United States:
- Boston China Town • Chicago China Town • Los Angeles China Town • New York / Manhattan China Town
- Oakland China Town • Philadelphia China Town • San Francisco China Town • Seattle China Town
Top Chinatowns in Canada:
- Calgary China Town • Edmonton China Town • Ottawa China Town • Toronto China Town • Vancouver China Town
- Victoria China Town
Top Chinatowns (Outside of North America):
China Gate courtesy CC Harmon; Smiling Girl courtesy John Stephen Dwyer; Street Scene courtesy Marc N. Belanger