I never ever thought I would end up in Chinatown, Manhattan. That is until I unknowingly booked a hotel in the midst of it.
After spending a couple days in a hotel down there, I realized that it’s a pretty cool place and certainly unlike many spots in America. So, if you’re just as curious about this place as I was, here is a little glimpse into one of Manhattan’s most interesting spots.
Chinatown sits in between Grand Street and Worth Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It’s within walking distance of awesome areas like Soho, Nolita, and Wall Street. You can also walk to the South Street Seaport from there.
In addition to neighboring amazing neighborhoods like Soho, Nolita, and the Financial District, it’s also a throw away from both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. How’s that for conveniently located?
For a day spent exploring Chinatown, I wore a burnout t-shirt from Forever21, a halterbralette from Free People, and high-waisted denim shorts from Urban Outfitters. I topped this look off with my favorite Ray-Bans and Rebecca Minkoff bag.
One of the most interesting things I noticed about the area was the real (at least it looked that way to me) Chinese food that lined the streets. Step one foot into the area, and you’re sure to encounter many vendors selling Chinese staples that are probably hard to come by elsewhere.
If you’ve been to Chinatown before, let me know what you think in the comments below!