Marina

The Marina’s fashionable exterior is reinforced by its romantic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

A dreamy neighborhood on the edge of the bay, the Marina entices shoppers, diners, and picnickers to crowd its boutique-lined streets and hilly green space. Offering unmatched views of the Golden Gate Bridge and front row seats to witness water’s ferocity, this high-end haunt can be a bit intimidating. Sporting a come-hither type of trendiness, the Marina is busy with window browsers by day and bar hoppers by night.

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On the Map

Marina is bordered by Fisherman's Wharf, Cow Hollow, Russian Hill, Pacific Heights, and Presidio

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

SFO Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Golden Gate Park: 43 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 20 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 37 minutes by public transit

Where Nighttime Is the New Day

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The Marina's fiercely fashionable young professionals work early and stay out late.

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In the Marina, going out beats staying in, and there are plenty of places to patronize.

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From dance clubs to dive bars, the Marina makes it easy to find entertainment.

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It's the sort of neighborhood where dressing up is encouraged.

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And the sort of place where fine cocktails complement fashionable clothes.

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When the skyline begins to hint at sunrise, late-night diners are still catering to festive crowds.

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[Welcome to] the trendy Marina district, a popular destination for shopping, restaurants and nightlife. A few minutes' walk has you goggling at beautiful San Francisco Bay, the Marina Green, Crissy Field, Fort Mason and the Presidio. The Golden Gate Bridge is also within walking distance..."

Energy From Evening to Morning

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Day-to-night-to-day destinations populate this animated bayside neighborhood. Establishments like The Tipsy Pig serve cocktails at night and mimosas in the morning.

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The Marina supports its own kind of cafe culture.

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In this neighborhood, brunch time is the best time.

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Stroll along Chestnut Street and you're sure to find something that tempts you.

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If locally-sourced produce is your preference, you're in the right place.

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The Marina hosts a lively farmers' market on the weekends.

Boutique Shopping: Smashingly Stylish in the City

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Chestnut Street's stores and boutiques offer Marina residents a place to find the fashions they'll wear that evening.

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This shopping destination seamlessly blends independent labels with chain retailers.

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The Marina is without a doubt one of the most stunningly beautiful parts of San Francisco (see pics!). Enjoy the great restaurants and buzzing nightlife (if that's your thing) or a quiet stroll in picturesque Crissy field."

Picnicker's Paradise and Outdoor Recreational Spaces

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In the Marina, brunch is merely the beginning of an active afternoon. This bayside neighborhood is beloved for its public green spaces and waterfront bike paths.

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In the Marina, you can feel like a kid again.

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Embrace your training wheels.

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Dangle your feet dockside.

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Ahoy, Alcatraz.

The Palace of Fine Arts

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The Marina offers more than material merriment. A piece of San Francisco's past is on display in the neighborhood.

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Constructed in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific exhibition, the Palace of Fine Arts invites visitors to relax in its shadows.

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You're simply stunning, Blushing Bride.

Photography

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 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.

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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.

Michael Blumenfeld

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