This unpretentious San Francisco neighborhood sports cool murals and a down-to-earth attitude. In Excelsior, greasy spoon diners share the sidewalks with corner stores and ethnic markets. Combine its no-frills vibe with the simple joy of relaxing in its neighborhood park, and Excelsior’s on-the-fringe location complements its unhurried pace. Overlooking the city from its perch in the hills, Excelsior offers a humble alternative to intimidatingly hip neighborhoods.See 43 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Life Inside of the City and Outside of the Commotion
[It's] a quiet neighborhood off the beaten path, just south of the happening Mission District....nearby McLaren Park is full of nature trails, picnic spots, a golf course, and a surprise or two."
A Community Composed of Many Cultures
Street Art in the Heart of Excelsior
Savor the ethnic vibrancy of this off the beaten path of San Francisco."
Crocker Amazon Park
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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.