As told by STANLEY LI | Villanova University | CLASS OF 2019 | @stanleyme
Everything you need and want is within walking distance once you see the enormous CHINATOWN FRIENDSHIP GATE! I love walking through Chinatown to get from place to place.
I cannot count the number of times I have been to BONCHON for mouthwatering fried chicken with a unique Korean twist. TERAKAWA RAMEN often has a line out the door, but is worth the wait for ramen and pork buns.
A few blocks north is the brand new RAIL PARK, an elevated trail built atop old railroad lines. Grab a seat on the huge bench swings for amazing city views!
Insider tip: Although Chinatown is always changing, there’s a lot of history in the people, the restaurants and buildings that have stood there for decades. Enjoy looking around to get a sense of the atmosphere and culture of this neighborhood!
Chinese Lantern Festival $2 off
The Trestle Inn 10% off after 11 pm Wed & Thurs
YeShi Chinatown Night Market October 10
Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show November–December
Lunar New Year Festival January