Richmond District

Put your feet up and rest your head in this down-to-earth everyday neighborhood.

Bordering Golden Gate Park to the south and the Presidio to the north, the Richmond District is an under-the-radar residential neighborhood surrounded by green space. Although it’s not the height of hipness, it’s important to note that the Richmond is not uncool. Instead, it’s a laid-back locale with simple and delicious dining options and friendly neighborhood bars. It takes time, but this west San Francisco neighborhood’s bus routes provide direct access to the city’s center.

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On the Map

Richmond District is bordered by Sea Cliff, Presidio Heights, Western Addition/NOPA, and Presidio

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

SFO Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Golden Gate Park: 20 minute walk
Fisherman's Wharf: 37 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 43 minutes by public transit

Beach Town Attitude Nestled Between Two Parks

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The Richmond's humbly colorful homes snuggle together between two of San Francisco's most popular parks, Golden Gate Park and the Presidio.

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The neighborhood is filled with small shops and friendly proprietors that know your name.

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And a locally beloved bookstore, Green Apple.

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You know what they say. A book a day keeps the doctor away.

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Located in a vibrant neighborhood walking distance to some of the city’s hidden natural gems and best restaurants. Within blocks you can run, hike, bike or surf, then refuel at a local eatery."

Clement Street: Chinatown in the Richmond District

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The Richmond is renowned for its thriving Asian cuisine scene. It's easy enough to experience yourself–multiple MUNI lines run through the neighborhood.

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Most of the neighborhood's Asian restaurants can be found on Clement Street. Numerous culinary styles are represented– Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian, Japanese...explore your options.

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From souvenir shops to fish mongers and food stalls, you'll find something to commemorate your time on Clement Street.

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And since you're here, we'll let you in on some confidential information.

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The 6th Avenue Aquarium is one of the city's best kept secrets. Spend some time mesmerized by the tropical fish and exotic amphibians that call the aquarium home.

Craft Beer in a Personal Atmosphere

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Microbreweries are the Richmond's middle name. Get to know your ales, your lagers, and your stouts from the inside, out.

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Pizza Orgasmica is top of the hops. The brewing company boasts several gold-medal drafts.

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Beyond its craft-beer culture, the Richmond is replete with good old-fashioned bar rooms and pubs.

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When night falls, the Richmond's day drinking locations transform into evening drinking locations.

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Sea Cliff: Yet Another Ocean View

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Dinner with a view?

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More like a view with dinner.

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Ruins of the Sutro Baths transport San Franciscans back to another era.

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The greenery of the park transforms into sand.

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More To Do: Mountain Lake Park

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The Richmond rests between two picturesque parks, but it also supports its own–Mountain Lake Park promises wide open expanses and plenty of shade.

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Opened in 1875, Mountain Lake Park has attracted visitors for over a century.

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Seagulls, geese, ducks, herons and coots are common constituents in Richmond's respite. Hello, friends of the feather.

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Remember that 'Mark Twain' said the coldest winter he spent was a summer in San Francisco - the marine layer or commonly known fog rolls in during the summer months, so remember to bring some warm clothes and dress in layers."

The Sweet Spots

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Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Photography

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

Marcell is an interior and portait photographer based in San Francisco. After travelling the world for 10 years on different photo assignments on 6 continents, settled in the Richmond district of his favorite city. He captures the beauty and the soul of people and places in a unique way and his large format fine art panoramic work is collected all around the world by many. He feels privileged to be part of such community and through teaching and his vision thrives to be a great host.

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Born and raised in LA, Aubrie Pick moved to San Francisco a decade ago to attend the Art Institute. She's called the Mission home since 2005, and loves nothing more than drinking morning coffee from Four Barrel while watching her dog romp in Dolores Park. Some of her other clients include California Home + Design Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, SPIN, Mix Magazine, and Eater.com.

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Originally trained as an architect, Odessa has shifted her passion to photography of all sorts. She specializes in family, children and newborn photography but enjoys pursuing architectural photography as well. She calls San Francisco home with her husband and daughter.

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