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Chinatown

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Chinatown

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Bounded by G H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
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Eastern MarketWashington DC Metro5 min
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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Avoid the stress of renting a car and navigating on your own on this bus tour of Washington DC. A guide provides entertaining historical context, as you pass more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. Unlike most city bus tours, a small group size ensures you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments.
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BHUANG69 wrote a review Dec 2019
New Providence, New Jersey1,055 contributions359 helpful votes
My friend and I came here hunting for food on a winter Saturday night. The place is buzzing but then we realized that there was a game going on in the Capital One arena. The area itself is not large. Philadelphia has a China town that is both larger in size and restaurant selection. We had fun nevertheless.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MarkLBoston wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, Massachusetts146 contributions142 helpful votes
With my hotel at the Chinatown Gate, I was hoping for a "real Chinese" feel to my overnight stay, with perhaps some Asian style grocery stores or food courts to enjoy. What I found was a much more regular American downtown street, with some Chinese signs and a few American-style Chinese restaurants. It's not a bad neighborhood by any means, but it's nothing like Flushing NY, or Allston MA, or Richmond BC...just a few of the more Chinese neighborhoods I've had fun exploring.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tracy D wrote a review Oct 2019
Tonawanda, New York25 contributions22 helpful votes
Was really looking forward to checking out Chinatown... Highly under impressed. Besides the beautiful arch not much else to see or do here. My mother had always wanted to go, so we went.. and left rather quickly. My daughter purchased bubble tea that was the highlight. The area also reeked like urine. Highly underwhelmed.. did I stress that already?
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Hock Lye wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore2,040 contributions4,833 helpful votes
Worth a visit only if you’re going there for a Chinese meal. There’s still a few ‘traditional’ Chinese restaurant left.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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IzzyEdmonton wrote a review Oct 2019
Edmonton, Canada711 contributions441 helpful votes
Other than the giant gates that welcome you to "Chinatown", there's really nothing else that makes this area worthy of the title. It is located next to the National Portrait Gallery and to my shock and surprise, the Capital One Arena is right smack in the middle of what is supposed to be Chinatown! The stores all around it are typical chain stores like Loft etc. The only difference is that they have Chinese characters underneath their English names! It actually looks ridiculous! The restaurants are a mixture of all kinds of ethnic foods - from burgers to Mexican to Spanish and there're only a handful of Chinese restaurants. It's so small, that it's not even worthy of the name "Chinatown".
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Date of experience: October 2019
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