A colorful ornamental gateway signals the entrance to the main drag of Chinatown, an area crowded with authentic restaurants, tiny shops and the Chinese-American Museum. Dining offers everything from gourmet Cantonese to family-friendly dim sum. The hub of Chinatown is at Wentworth Avenue and Cermak Road, just west of the lakefront and McCormick Place convention center. Chinatown Square is the neighborhood’s modern mall, with more shopping and dining options. www.chicagochinatown.org.