Hayes Valley

A popular plaza anchors this neighborhood of high-end boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

Craft coffee drinkers, urban farmers, and casual bar hoppers characterize Hayes Valley, a fashionable neighborhood in the center of San Francisco. Pop-up restaurants, cool boutiques, and independent bookstores make Hayes Valley the object of envy. Jealous neighbors aren’t the only things that are green in this trendy local favorite—playgrounds and artsy park spaces occupy the medians of this stylish neighborhood’s inviting streets.

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On the Map

Hayes Valley is bordered by Civic Center, Alamo Square, Lower Haight, Mission District, Duboce Triangle, SoMa, Haight-Ashbury, and Western Addition/NOPA

SFO Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 58 minutes by bus/BART
Golden Gate Park: 38 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 44 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 28 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

Hayes Valley: Where Chic and Community Connect

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Food trucks, beer gardens, and coffee shops made from salvaged shipping containers coalesce in Hayes Valley, a beyond-stylish neighborhood with room to breathe.

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Coffee snobs, wine connoisseurs, and craft-cocktail fanatics need not apologize.

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In Hayes Valley, aficionados are appreciated.

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Color saturates Hayes Valley from corner to corner.

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From its homes to its produce and its bikes to its bars, the neighborhood infuses every inch with high quality hues.

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The Couture Character of Hayes Valley

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The neighborhood's couture ice cream parlors and countless boutiques, shops, and decor stores showcase objects of obsession.

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When it comes to setting trends, Hayes Valley secures a special claim to fame–the neighborhood is home to America's First Sake Store.

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Here's lookin' at you.

A Community Rooted in Cooperation

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In Hayes Valley, cooperation defines its community.

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New neighborhood installations continue to pop up in Hayes Valley.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.