Located in downtown Los Angeles, with its intricate grand entrances like the Twin Dragon Towers Gateway, L.A.’s Chinatown has been around since the 19th century. Originally at the site of Union Station, the original Chinatown was where a large group Chinese immigrants were said to have first settled in Los Angeles. The current Chinatown remains a neighborhood of distinct shops, restaurants, and history that many consider a hub of cultural activity to this day. Stroll around the Central Plaza for an array of souvenirs, and if you’re lucky enough to visit during a major holiday like Chinese New Year, you’ll be able to experience live music, firecrackers, and parades. A trip to Chinatown is not complete unless you eat at one of the many authentic restaurants in the area. Head to Yang Chow, a small, family-style eatery where everyone from Kylie Jenner to Magic Johnson have dined. Don’t miss out on the house special: slippery shrimp.