Home to San Francisco’s City Hall and surrounded by equally important-looking buildings, Civic Center is the city’s main site for culturally significant activity. Flanked by an opera house, a library, a museum, and two plazas, this esteemed-seeming neighborhood is known to become seedy after sunset. Located in the heart of the city, Civic Center is easy to get into (or out of) thanks to multiple MUNI and BART lines.See 30 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Cultural Institutions In the Center of the City
The civic center neighborhood might seem a bit iffy but I never had a problem and there are lots of people about even late at night. There is of course some city noise (traffic, sirens) but that didn't bother me."
Visited in 2012
The Public Side of Civic Center
A word to those who have never been to or are unfamiliar with San Francisco: There are a lot of homeless people in this city. With that said, more often than not, the homeless population mostly keep to themselves but may occasionally ask for change. Just act like you live here... be aware of your surroundings, and enjoy the many beautiful and amazing facets of this wonderful city."
Danny and Erin
Frequent Farmers' Markets with a Regal Backdrop
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Michael Blumenfeld is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco. When not shooting, he loves rooting for the Giants, haunting used-book stores, and following his appetite around the city. He's inspired each day by the energy and diversity of the Bay Area. This project for Airbnb was a great opportunity to tread both the beaten and unbeaten paths of a city he feels privileged to call home.