The bright red traditional gate at 10th and Arch Streets marks the start of this colorful, vibrant and eclectic neighborhood that’s known for its fresh food markets, authentic restaurants and diverse crowds. In addition to exploring the streets, traveler can check out the Asian Arts Initiative. This community-based arts center is home to a gallery, performance space and it even hosts Asian-themed workshops for visitors looking to learn more about the culture, traditions and handicrafts of China. Hungry travelers can sample savory and sweet cuisine from one of Chinatown’s more than 50 local restaurants, making it the ideal destination for enjoying authentic Chinese dim sum, stir fries and other delights.
Travelers can make their way to Philly’s Chinatown from other major East Coast cities using inexpensive Chinatown buses. Local city bus lines, including the 23, 47M 47, 61 and 48 also make stops here. Chinatown is accessible via subway using the Race and N. 8th streets stops.