Chicago, Ill. 60616
Chamber of Commerce, (312) 326-5320
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Take in the deep-rooted history of Chinese Americans with your family in this ethnic neighborhood. 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. Get perspective about Chinese immigrants' journeys to the United States through the Chinatown Mural, located in the Chinatown square. 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.). Another way to take in the neighborhood is to visit the Ping Tom Memorial Park (300 W. 19th St.). The park, which includes a playground, is along the Chicago River and perfect place for a picnic.