Interesting Place to Visit in Chicago-Chinatown
If you are looking for something to do during the weekend in Chicago, Chinatown is an interesting place to visit. I actually grew up in Chinatown in the 70's. It didn’t have much then. Now it has expanded so much. It is not quite the same. If you take Interstate 55 depending on which way you come from, you get off at Cermak Rd exit. It is right there. If you want to take the train, get off at Union Station, taking a taxi to Chinatown costs about $12. It is about 10 minute ride. You can always take the bus or the Al. There is also a water taxi that you can take from the Union Station which would bring you to Chinatown. There would be a lot of walking and shopping. Be sure to bring a backpack with a bottle of water and wear a pair of comfortable shoes. There are Chinese restaurants to cure your hunger after the walk.
Chinatown is consistent of a few blocks including Archer Avenue which is parallel to Cermak Rd. There is Wentworth which is perpendicular to Cermak Rd. Chinatown Square is a Plaza which is located on Archer Avenue. It has all kinds of stores, restaurants, a bakery, grocery stores, book stores, etc. There are Chinese restaurants mainly on Wentworth. Some are on Archer in the Chinatown Square.
Food is more than reasonable. There are different kind of cuisine such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, etc. If you are looking for American food, I would not recommend you to go there at all. My favorite Dim Sum Place is Shui Wah in the Chinatown Square. If you are going for dinner, I would recommend Evergreen Chinese Restaurant. It is kind of at the end of Wentworth and 24th Street. Parking can be kind of difficult but if you don’t mind paying a garage, it is not bad. They have parking boxes everywhere and be sure to pay. You do not want to get a ticket and spoil the fun.
I have a few pictures to share and hope that you find this helpful. Please share your experience with me.