San Francisco Neighborhoods

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1. Angel Island

Although it's close enough to be considered a neighborhood, Angel Island is a world away once you step off the boat. It may not have the famous...

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2. Chinatown

When you make the grand entrance into Chinatown beneath the dramatic portal at Grant Avenue and Bush Street, you can't help but be impressed by...

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4. Embarcadero

This signature stretch of land on San Francisco Bay is experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime revival, such as a new cruise terminal and an arena for...

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5. Financial District

Everybody wants to lay claim to San Francisco, but well before the hippies got their Haight and the Italians gathered in North Beach, those...

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6. Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, the district that stretches from Telegraph Hill to Fort Mason, was originally San Francisco's busy industrial area and fishing...

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7. Haight-Ashbury

In the 1960s, this intersection was famous for its bohemian life. Today, remnants of the hippie era mix with beautifully restored Edwardian and...

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8. Hayes Valley

Thanks to the movies, San Francisco's treats are well known. Fisherman's Wharf. Ghirardelli Square. Chinatown. Lombard Street. Plus, one of the...

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9. Japantown

Thanks to the movies, San Francisco's treats are well known. Fisherman's Wharf. Ghirardelli Square. Chinatown. Lombard Street. Plus, one of the...

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11. Mission District

San Francisco’s Mission District virtually invented the term “gentrification.” Before the dot-com bubble, this expansive...

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12. North Beach

Steeped in Italian character, San Francisco's original waterfront is a good place to have coffee, take a stroll, and enjoy Washington Square Park....

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13. Pacific Heights

This residential neighborhood boasts some of the city's finest houses and loveliest views. Fortunately, the wealthy district survived the 1906...

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14. Richmond District

Thanks to the movies, San Francisco's treats are well known. Fisherman's Wharf. Ghirardelli Square. Chinatown. Lombard Street. Plus, one of the...

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15. Soma

The expansive neighborhood south of Market Street is distinguished by a few pockets of special interest. The area around the Moscone Convention...

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16. Sunset District

Thanks to the movies, San Francisco's treats are well known. Fisherman's Wharf. Ghirardelli Square. Chinatown. Lombard Street. Plus, one of the...

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17. Union Square

The Union Square neighborhood centers around Union Square, a great little urban park, which is itself surrounded by a host of upscale shopping...

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18. West Portal

Hungover from Haight? Sore calves from the hills of North Beach? Overwhelmed by the crowds of Chinatown? Take a break in the sleepy and simple...