What it’s like:Quiet · Romantic · Bohemian
Known for:Pizza · Bookstores · Views
Tips from locals
One of the best areas of San Francisco to explore and eat! The original Italian neighborhood filled with cafes, specialty shops and historic culture. This a great area to walk and explore with to many to list places to see. I recommend Molinari on Columbus for large selection of Italian food…
North Beach, a buzzy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro-flavored bars. The spirit of the Beat Generation can be felt at the storied City Lights bookstore and the memorabilia-filled Vesuvio Cafe bar. In…
North Beach is San Francisco's Little Italy, with dozens of delicious Italian restaurants, cafes, live music on weekends and a nice park.
Explore the quaint side streets of the Barbary Coast (including the crookedest street in the world) and North Beach's many Italian restaurants and unusual clubs, bars, shops, and galleries. Catch a ferry to Alcatraz or walk up to Coit Tower for spectacular views of the city day or night.