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Chinatown - Downtown LA; Essential dish: dim sum at Empress Pavilion While there, view contemporary art in galleries along Chung King Rd
Though lacking the hustle and bustle of San Francisco’s Chinatown, LA’s version has charms of its own. Begin at kitschy Central Plaza (900 block of Broadway), a pagoda-framed walking mall offering jade, jewelry, and T-shirts. Galleries cluster on nearby Chung King Rd. End the walk with traditional Asian pastries – or tarts and tiramisu – from Wonder Bakery (943 N Broadway).