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Neighborhoods in San Francisco

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“One of the most popular destinations for tourists -- there are attractions such as museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings and piers, and scenic vistas over the Bay. Bring a jacket! ”
  • 264 locals recommend
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“A leisurely hike if you’re feeling active, or a scenic drive if you’re not. Either way the views from the top can’t be beat. It looks straight down Market Street to the historic Ferry Building and panoramic views of the whole city.”
  • 293 locals recommend
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“you feel like you are walking in the streets of Shanghai. it's a must-see neighborhood.”
  • 193 locals recommend
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“TIP: go to the west side, it’s where the locals prefer. Much nicer than the painted ladies if you look closely at the architecture and flora. ”
  • 247 locals recommend
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“If you reminisce about the Summer of Love, there are still remnants of those days right here. There are lots of sights to see including nearby Golden Gate Park.”
  • 192 locals recommend
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“Generally our hipster district, the Mission is really a mish-mash of culture ranging from immigrants, long term residents, hipsters and yuppies are living side-by-side. It's known for it's wide range of food, ranging from high-end restaurants to authentic taquerias. Spend your time tasting coffee, exploring fancy cocktails, to enjoying all the colorful street art and murals in the area.”
  • 153 locals recommend
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“This historic gay neighborhood is teeming with restaurants, bars and shops. Don’t miss the Castro Theatre, the rainbow sidewalks and the 19th-century F-line street cars heading up and down Market Street.”
  • 142 locals recommend
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“Fun place to stroll. Lots of food especially Japanese, Ramen, Udon, Bento. Fun walk inside the mall. Nijiya supermarket is also fun to browse and get Japanese snacks. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
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“North Beach is San Francisco's Little Italy, with dozens of delicious Italian restaurants, cafes, live music on weekends and a nice park.”
  • 108 locals recommend
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“Cute shopping area with a mix of chic independent and high end fashion boutiques, SoHo style art galleries, trendy restaurants and bars. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
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“Bernal Heights is a residential neighborhood located in the southeastern area of San Francisco. It is 3 miles from downtown SF with easy access to both the 101 and 280 freeways. The Muni bus #67 runs through Bernal Heights offering direct access to the 24th and Mission BART (subway station). The neighborhood is hilly but extremely walk-able with many coffee shops , bars, restaurants, retail stores and a brewery on the neighborhood's main commercial street Cortland Avenue. The neighborhood circles towering Bernal Hill, a public park closed to automobiles with 360 degree vistas of all of San Francisco including downtown, the bay, and the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. (Up top near the transmission tower is a tree swing--a great photo opportunity to catch yourself flying over the downtown vista.) The park is a great place to jog or walk and is a favorite of dog walkers. At sunrise and sunset you may even see the 2 resident coyotes (please do not feed them).”
  • 75 locals recommend
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“If you need to shop, you will find everything here. Market st is restricted from have regular cars, so try not to drive down Market st. You may get a ticket.”
  • 46 locals recommend
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“The marina area is beautiful as it is close to the beach area, the Marina, the bay , the Palace of Fine arts and it's flat with no hills. This makes it easy to walk around, strolls along the beach trails, the Marina filled with beautiful boats, into the presidio Park and shop on Chestnut street which is always buzzing with people. It has all you need form grocery store, supermarket, cleaners, boutiques, banks, various restaurants, bars, bookstore, pharmacy etc... Its also close to hospitals, urgent care. The muni bus system (especially #30) is great and inexpensive to go around the city.”
  • 44 locals recommend
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“Noe Valley has become one of the more desirable neighborhoods in SF. It has great shops and restaurants. The main street area runs along 24th St, between Dolores and Castro streets ”
  • 36 locals recommend
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“We are a short bus ride away! the #1 California takes you directly there. The stop is 2 blocks from our front door!”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“Glen Park is centered by a commercial area near the intersection of Diamond and Bosworth Streets, Glen Park has about one of each thing that a neighborhood might ask for. From a walking standpoint, it is slightly more isolated than some of the central neighborhoods - hills and blocks of residences separate it from Noe Valley to the north and Bernal Heights to the east. Both Muni and BART pass directly through, bridging the gap. Glen Canyon Park is a 70-acre city park featuring a deep natural canyon with walking paths leading up into Diamond Heights, and recreational facilities at its southern entrance. (From sanfranciscodays.com)”
  • 27 locals recommend