Visitacion Valley

This far-away San Francisco neighborhood feels removed from the city’s energetic atmosphere.

Visitacion Valley’s on-the-edges location lends the neighborhood an air of insularity. It may soon shed its “locals only” reputation, as Visitacion Valley's residents are focused on community efforts aimed at improving their neighborhood. Nearby McLaren Park might be the place to start—its plentiful green space can serve as a home base for community building.

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On the Map

Visitacion Valley is bordered by Portola, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, Brisbane, Bayview, and Daly City

San Francisco International Airport: 20 minutes by cab
Golden Gate Park: 70 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 56 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 48 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

A Colorful Community in Isolated Confines

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Although Visitacion Valley is removed from the city's center, if you take the time to visit the neighborhood you might be surprised at what you find.

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Colorful and well-kept homes and businesses line its subdued streets.

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USA SF Visitacion Valley mb

Classic cars, local businesses, and an array of ethnic eateries and markets dot the neighborhood's quiet corners.

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USA SF Visitacion Valley mb
USA SF Visitacion Valley mb
USA SF Visitacion Valley mb
USA SF Visitacion Valley mb
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The View from Visitacion Valley's Community Park

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Looking down on the city below, McLaren Park boasts acres-worth of walking trails and miles of stunning panoramas.

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As Visitacion Valley looks to leave its insular reputation behind, community gardens help bring residents together.

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Sometimes, being removed from the city allows you to appreciate it that much more. Hello, Bay.

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Hello, Downtown.

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

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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.