San Francisco Neighborhoods

If you've ever heard a local talk about San Francisco's neighborhoods, your head was probably spinning a little bit.  We know.  There are a lot of places to see.  Fortunately, the city is compact and easily walkable.  Plus, we've broken the 'hoods' down into 15 basic groupings and outline what you need to know (plus some hidden gems, local buzz and other tidbits)

Bayview / Candlestick Point
More than 70 miles of new light rail track connect...
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Castro / Upper Market
Sweeping views and grand Victorians, pride of place...
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Chinatown
Built near Portsmouth Square, the historic heart of...
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Civic Center / Hayes Valley
Three districts: one of the trendiest, one of the...
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Embarcadero / Financial District
Sea captains and captains of commerce, the old haunts...
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Fisherman's Wharf
More than 75 percent of San Francisco's visitors include...
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Golden Gate Park / Sunset
Once part of a vast, sandy wilderness known as the...
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Haight-Ashbury
Forty years later, the "Summer of Love" lives on throughout...
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Japantown / Fillmore
Visit Japan without a passport, sip a cup of java...
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Marina Presidio
A former dairy land, Civil War fortresses, an urban...
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Mission District
Named for Mission Dolores founded in 1776, San Francisco’s...
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Nob Hill
Of the city's 40-plus, Nob Hill boasts perhaps the...
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North Beach
North Beach, rich in Italian heritage, compresses...
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SOMA / Yerba Buena
South of Market, also known as "SOMA," is more than...
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Union Square
The biggest names in retail and the ladies who lunch make Union Square anything but square.
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