Parkside

Thanks to its Pacific Ocean proximity, this low-key neighborhood is constantly shrouded in mist.

As a nature-lover’s alternative to the urban landscape of the city, Parkside is nearer to the beach than it is to downtown’s bustling plazas. Low-key restaurants line Parkside’s undulating streets, and the community is a simple mix of laid-back residents. This neighborhood’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean creates a constant blanket of fog and lends it an air of misty surrealism. Although Parkside keeps to itself, night owls can take MUNI for livelier after-hours amusement.

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On the Map

Parkside is bordered by West Portal, Forest Hill, Balboa Terrace, Inner Sunset, Lakeshore, and Outer Sunset

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

San Francisco International Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic or 52 minutes by BART
Golden Gate Park: 38 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 60 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 40 minutes by public transit

Pixel
Lots of good Asian and other restaurants within walking distance, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Korean. Plus great Sports Bar, Pizza places, Italian, and others."

Mild-Mannered in a Misty Niche

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When the Pacific Ocean mist dissipates in this on-the-outskirts neighborhood, Parkside's colorful streets really get to shine.

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Behind Parkside's pink doors and humble-looking facades, casual bars cater to low-key afternoons and convivial evenings.

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The Public Face of Parkside

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Parkside's suburban pace is most prominent when visiting its local establishments. There's no rush at the neighborhood's markets, parlors, and bakeries.

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The neighborhood remains well-connected to the rest of the city via its bus and MUNI light-rail lines.

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If you've got the time, Parkside's public transit will get you to the core of San Francisco.

Pixel
This is a calm, quiet, safe neighborhood. A great respite from the bustle of the city."

Parkside's Neighbor: Parkside Square and Sigmund Stern Grove

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Bordering a lush green park promises hours free from boredom. Throughout the summer, Stern Grove hosts a wide variety of admission-free concerts.

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No matter your recreational pursuit, you can pursue it in Parkside.

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Photography

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.

Michael Blumenfeld

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