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Things to do in Chinatown/Convention Center

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Chinatown/Convention Center. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Chinatown/Convention Center attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Chinatown/Convention Center to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Chinatown/Convention Center.

  • Harman Center for the Arts

    The Harman Center for the Arts is the collective name for the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall, which serve as the home theaters for The Sh... More
  • Old Patent Office Building

    Now renamed the Donald W. Reynolds Center, the Old Patent Office Building is the focal point of the Penn Quarter, covering an entire city block at ... More
  • Please Touch Museum

    Sometimes described as the best children’s museum in the U.S., this stately museum is anything but on the inside—it houses a dizzying number of han... More

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