North Beach is an Italian-centric, crowd-pleasing neighborhood where picnicking and people watching are highly regarded pastimes. This noisy neighborhood is dotted with a motley mix of cute cafes serving perfect espresso, independent bookshops celebrating the Beatnik era, and sultry nightclubs whose performances are not intended for young audiences. North Beach’s diverse array of dining and entertainment options ensures an endless supply of characters for those enjoying the view from the neighborhood’s park benches.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Italian Influences and Cultural Icons in the City's Core
North Beach is a really nice area and easy to get around. We really liked stopping for a beer at Mario's cigar cafe on the South West corner of Washington Square nearby."
Visited in 2013
You will be minutes, even seconds, away from fabulous cuisine and beautiful sights such as Coit Tower, lush staircase gardens, the Embarcadero, sunny parks, statuesque churches, and other SF landmarks."
North Beach's Green Reprieve: Washington Square Park
Cable Cars practically outside your door, with walking to Washington Square and all the restaurants in the area."
Visited in 2012
Neon Lights Flicker on North Beach Nights
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Marc Olivier Le Blanc
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.