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Chinatown

Stretching from Arch Street to Vine Street, and from 11th street to 8th Street, Chinatown is packed end-to-end with restaurants and stores that represent Hong Kong, Cantonese, Fujianese, Northern Sichuan and Taiwanese cultures, with a sprinkling of Korean, Thai, Malaysian, Burmese, and Vietnamese. Beyond the iconic Chinatown Friendship Gate, visitors can look forward to delicious food from acclaimed restaurants and street vendors, fabulous shops, seasonal street festivals, and more.

How to get there

Chinatown is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 8th Street and 11th Street Stations (Market-Frankford Line), Chinatown and 8th Street Stations (Broad-Ridge Spur) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve Chinatown. 

Bus Routes

Routes 23, 47M, 45, 48, and 61

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Ridge Spur, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Things To Do

On any given day or night, Chinatown pulses with sensory pleasures, including fantastic food and an abundance of activities. Visitors can look forward to acclaimed chefs serving steaming platters of hand-stretched noodles seasonal street festivals the locally guided tours and more.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Latin American Book Fair

City Hall Courtyard

Philly-area authors who write in Spanish present their works in the City Hall courtyard during the all-day Latin American Book Fair on Friday. Authors in attendance for 2021 include Alexander Selimov, Aida Waserstein, Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Allan Fajardo, Carlo Adorno and more. Get there on SEPTA: Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20210924 00:00 20210925 00:00 America/New_York Latin American Book Fair <p>Philly-area authors who write in Spanish present their works in the City Hall courtyard during the all-day&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/latinbookfair/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Latin American Book Fair</a>&nbsp;on Friday. Authors in attendance for 2021 include Alexander Selimov, Aida Waserstein, Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Allan Fajardo, Carlo Adorno and more.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA:&nbsp;Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> City Hall, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Center City District Restaurant Week

Center City Philadelphia

More than 60 restaurants in the Center City District offer signature three-course dinners for $40 per person and three-course lunches for $25 per guest during the fall edition of Center City District Restaurant Week - from 9/18 thru 9/30. Participating restaurants this season include Amada, Barbuzzo, Liberte Lounge, Mixto, SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Club and Tequilas Restaurant. Plus, diners can enter for a chance to win dinner once a month for a year at select Center City restaurants. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click here to get started!

20210918 00:00 20211001 00:00 America/New_York Center City District Restaurant Week <p>More than 60 restaurants in the Center City District offer signature three-course dinners for $40 per person and three-course lunches for $25 per guest during the fall edition of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/center-city-restaurant-week/">Center City District Restaurant Week</a>&nbsp;- from 9/18 thru 9/30. Participating restaurants this season include Amada, Barbuzzo, Liberte Lounge, Mixto, SOUTH Kitchen &amp; Jazz Club and Tequilas Restaurant. Plus, diners can enter for a chance to win dinner once a month for a year at select Center City restaurants. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">here</a> to get started!</p> Philadelphia City Hall, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Center City Fit

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park at City Hall is once again home to free fitness classes on Monday and Thursday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary from Center City Fit. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20210423 00:00 20211124 00:00 America/New_York Center City Fit <p><a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/dilworthpark?center=39.95263902962235,-75.16467939999998&amp;zoom=16">Dilworth Park</a> at City Hall is once again&nbsp;home to free fitness classes on Monday and Thursday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary from&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/events/center-city-fit?page=1" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Center City Fit</a>.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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