Monday, December 29, 2008

Los Angeles Chinatown Day Trip

Los Angeles Chinatown Golden Dragon GatewayOld China Town Plaza Los Angeles Chinatown Los Angeles is a fascinating place to visit.

 Located along Broadway street in downtown the 16 block area is full of small shops and restaurants selling anything from incense to giant bags of mushrooms.

There are several small shopping malls with the oldest being Old China Town Plaza with it's distinctive old style Chinese architecture.

There are plenty of places to park so get out of the car and take a walk along Broadway street and enjoy the sights and sounds of Chinatown.

The people are friendly and more than happy to suggest their favorite shop or place to eat.

 A short walk will take you to Olvera Street historic district however I would only venture there if you have some extra time.

Chinatown is much more interesting and does not have tourist buses unloading hundreds of people into a small shopping district.

Chinatown LA shoppingBroadway Street Chinatown Los Angeles Be sure to go into some of the shops in Chinatown especially the food stores. Most items are very reasonably priced and if your up to it you might be able to haggle a lower price.

Your trip to Chinatown would not be complete without some good Chinese food and there are plenty of places to choose from.

Pick from sidewalk vendors to sit down restaurants all offering authentic Chinese dining.

 A day trip to Chinatown LA is a very inexpensive outing. Parking will cost about five dollars for the day. (do not park at the Olvera Street lots they charge ten bucks).

Walking around is free and if you decide to eat the restaurants are not over priced. More pictures and directions to Chinatown Los Angeles on our main web site.