Travel TipsGung Hay Fat Choy! Celebrating Chinese New Year in San Francisco

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Celebrating Chinese New Year in San Francisco


Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to you!! This vacation has been a big deal in San Francisco since the 1847 gold rush started bringing Chinese foreigners into California in large numbers, as well as being a major cultural activity to offer for your tiny family (or large) people to learn. Heaps of colourful clothes, fireworks and delish meals, but really! Although the actual Chinese New Year is now on Valentine’s Day this Year, some of the festivities will take place on February 27th. Here’s what to do to get in your day:

Chinese New Year’s Parade – Did you know that the concept of a Chinese New Year’s Parade had been currently imagined in San Francisco during the 1860s? Then whereupon, procession in glory of the vacation did not occur in China or anywhere else. The city is one of the largest of its kind globally Today. Visit the parade and see legends, dance and fireworks explosion over the roads. Whereas, the most scenic place to watch is really in the heart of Chinatown, It can be quite crowded, so you might be good off viewing from the beginning at Second and Market. Stay at the Palace Hotel but you might also get to stream from the convenience of your Hotel!

Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt – A great way to see the parade from A different point of view, this search engine tests your knowledge of San Francisco, your ability to work in a club, and your genius passing back and forth through the parade route as you work to collect hints. This hugely popular treasure hunt is challenging but fun – and there’s no need to be a neighborhood treasure hunt. Participants conference at Justin Herman Plaza, outside the Hyatt Regency, the hunt starts a little before the parade (you have four hours to finish it). Can you not come with your own club?, You can often join a team of four to seven when you come along.

Chinese Dim Sum – And of course – what’s a vacation without a feast of food? Chinatown is always a good choice of delish bbq, although it is usually best to remove it while the parade is on. Clement Street in San Francisco’s Richmond area has more than enough eateries that have been famous with the residents. Attempted takeout: Hot Pot from Clement Restaurant at 621 Clement Street. They’re known for their barbecued bacon bread, and the paths out to the entrance. Seat-down hotpot, attempted the House of Banquet at 939 Clement. Stay at the Laurel Inn and you’ll be within walking distance of Clement Street.

– Debbie Abrams Kaplan of Frisco Kids and Kaplan Inks.


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