Chamber of Commerce, (312) 326-5320
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Take in the deep-rooted history of Chinese Americans. This 10-square-block area is rich with ancient culture, restaurants and tiny gift shops stocked with products from the Far East. Navigating strollers in and out of stores can be tricky. Family dining options abound - try the Phoenix Restaurant (2131 S. Archer Ave.) or check out Evergreen Restaurant (2411 S. Wentworth Ave.), Three Happiness Original Restaurant (209 W. Cermak Road), Seven Treasures (2312 S. Wentworth Ave.) and Emperor's Choice (2238 S. Wentworth Ave.). Satisfy a sweet tooth at Feida Bakery (2228 S. Wentworth Ave.). Visit Ping Tom Memorial Park (300 W. 19th St.), which includes a playground and is located along the Chicago River, a perfect place for a picnic.