A main cultural and economic hub for much of the region’s Asian-American population, Chinatown remains a vibrant area, densely packed with restaurants, markets, cafes, shops and performance spaces. Its proximity to hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center makes it ideal for visits of any length, from a quick visit for a couple of hours to entire days devoted to exploring the nooks, crannies and intriguing alleyways that help make the neighborhood feel so vivacious.
Visitors can meander through the colorful, bustling neighborhood on their own, or enlist a tour guide to help with the extra details. Philly By Segway’s mural tour includes a roll through Chinatown for those who want to try out a new mode of transportation. For a more immersive experience, Philly Food Adventures leads visitors on a 2.5-hour walking and eating tour of the neighborhood that includes stops for tasty taro cake and pork buns, as well as a sit-down Sichuan meal where diners can choose to turn up the spice level.
Bus lines that stop in Chinatown include the 23, 47, 47M, 48, and 61. The Chinatown subway station conveniently stops at Race and N. 8th streets. Jefferson Station serves the area as well.