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New York City Chinatown
New York City Chinatown

New York City Chinatown

Canal Street, 10013

The Basics

Chinatown offers something for nearly everyone. Bargain for not-quite-right perfumes and handbags, dine on dim sum at an authentic Chinese tea house, shop for exotic Chinese antiques, find unusual ingredients in the Asian food markets to cook pork buns at home, and discover more than 150 years of history and culture at the Museum of Chinese in America and the city’s largest Buddhist temple. Columbus Park is a great place for a picnic after grabbing food from a street vendor.

Guided food tours are an excellent way to explore Chinatown. A Chinatown food tour includes an in-the-know tour guide who will show visitors around the neighborhood's best food options, from popular restaurants to hidden stalls. Private or small-group tours often combine routes in Chinatown and the adjacent neighborhoods of SoHo and Little Italy.

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New York City at Night Bus Tour
New York City at Night Bus Tour
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$59.00 per adult
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Our tour guide Martin was amazing and made our trip really super fun. Our driver Juan kept us comfortable and safe throughout our time with them. We would do it again & recommend to others!
Chris_M, Jan 2022

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Great experience!!
Hector_V, Dec 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Brandon was a great guide tour he had a lot of knowledge and great personality experience was great and the driver was very good not a lot of traffic on the day we visited the bus was clean and warmed and had a glass top!! Awesome experience!! Would recommend to everyone!!!
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Excellent tour!
Cory_H, Nov 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
I highly recommend this tour! The glass top van was clean and comfortable. The tour guide was very knowledgable, and engaging. Our family was very pleased with this tour!
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Great overview of the City
Richard_W, Oct 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Mike our tour guide was terrific Manuel our driver was the best. Clean comfortable bus. Loved the stops. About a 6 1/2 hour tour.... Excellent advice on were to eat and how to get around. Loved it. Highly recommended!
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Great tour of the city
Ida_Y, Aug 2021
New York City at Night Bus Tour
Rachel was great and very informative. The driver was ver polite and professional as well. Bus was clean.
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Great tour. I would do it...
Antoine_G, Oct 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Great tour. I would do it again! Very knowledgeable tour guide. Clean bus. Seeing the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero was the best.
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Lesson learned
Suzanne_H, Sep 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Jerry was quite knowledgeable of most of the sites. He was excited about history and sharing that with us. I wish he would have been a little more diligent about his face mask instead of wearing it on his chin all day. It would have been a good example to some of the tour group who were hesitant. I booked the tour because I thought there would be safety protocols in place.
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Sabastian_O, Jan 2022
New York City at Night Bus Tour
I loved it. At first I thought we just drive around the bus with a tour guide explaining all the landmarks, but no we actually park, get off, and walk around at everyplace we stop it. I really loved this about the tour. We went to little island, a mall, Wall Street, a pier near the Brooklyn bridge, and grand central terminal. All in the span of 3 hrs. I really recommend this, I learned a lot. And it exposes you to some places you probably never heard about.
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A Really Fun and Affordable Tour Around NYC
Eleazar_Q, Sep 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Rachel, our tour guide, did an excellent job. She gave us a lot of great information about some of the most iconic NYC landmarks and monuments. Also, her attention to safety was on point throughout the whole tour. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who's interested on having a quick but very fun and detailed tour around NYC.
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Clark_B, Sep 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
The bus was on time , clean, comfortable easy to get on and off. Our driver was very good, and our hostess was knowledgeable,informative and made it very enjoyable. I would recommend the tour to anyone.
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Enjoyable Adventure!
Christy_K, Dec 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Loved exploring and learning about these neighborhoods. Christine was a fabulous, amusing, and informative guide. Highly recommend.
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Brilliant. So interesting
mjbgfc, Dec 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Nicole was brilliant, so knowledgeable and helpful This was the best tour we did in New York, thanks to Nicole and her attentive attitude and knowledge Recommend 5 Stars
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NYC Tour
Michael_G, Dec 2021
New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide
Guide Scott was personable and knowledgeable. He had me collaborate on our tour plan and we went everywhere as advertised. Super! Informative!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Chinatown is a great place to practice your Cantonese or Mandarin; there is also an increasing number of Fuzhounese-speaking residents.

  • For a dim sum meal, unless you have a party large enough to fill a traditional oversized table, expect to share a communal table with other diners.

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How to Get There

New York’s Chinatown is centered on Canal Street, the Bowery, Worth Street, and Baxter Street, and is bordered by Tribeca, Two Bridges, the Lower East Side, and Little Italy. Take the B or D subway and get off at Grand Street. The M9, M15, and M103 MTA buses traverse the neighborhood as well.

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When to Get There

As is the rest of the City That Never Sleeps, Chinatown is always abuzz with some kind of activity, day or night. If you’re in search of a dim sum meal, you’ll find the freshest and best selection in the morning (as dim sum is typically eaten for breakfast).

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Shopping in Chinatown

Next to eating, the best Big Apple Chinatown experience is shopping. Stroll your way down Canal Street between Broadway and Mulberry Street for the best stretch of sidewalk shopping, including knock-offs of all shapes, styles, and sizes. Other popular stops include Chinese candy stores, the enormous Asian groceries, and herbal medicine shops.

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