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Union Street

Union Street, which runs horizontally across the northern part of the city, is lined with fine dining, art galleries, trendy boutiques, jewelry stores, spas, restaurants, cafes, and more. Festivals take place throughout the year along this historical street, such as the Union Street Music Festival, Fantasy of Lights, Easter Parade, Annual Union Street Harvest Wine Walk, and more. Walk north toward the waterfront from Union Street to enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island.

Marina District

Situated on San Francisco's northern waterfront, the Marina District sits at the edge of the San Francisco Bay, boasting views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. "The Marina", as it's called, is picturesque and brims with shops, restaurants, and bars. Home to the Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, and a vibrant Sunday Farmers' Market, there's no shortage of things to do and places to visit any day of the week in this neighborhood.

Polk Gulch

Polk Gulch, located near the bay, is known for being the original center of San Francisco's LGBT community. The neighborhood is near Russian Hill as well as Nob Hill and is only blocks away from Fisherman's Wharf. Grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, markets, and cafes are all found in the area. Polk Gulch is also near the cable car museum.

Lower Pacific Heights

Lower Pacific Heights, situated near Japantown and the Pacific Heights neighborhood, is home to a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and Victorian-style homes. Head to the neighboring Japantown and find spas, the popular AMC Kabuki 8, Japanese stores, and other popular shops.

Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley is a happening San Francisco neighborhood with tree-lined streets, cafes, sweet shops, and upscale boutiques. The SFJAZZ Center is located here, as is the Octavia Art Gallery. Hayes Valley has plenty of tours for visitors to take, including food tours of top dining establishments and biking tours.

North Beach

Known as San Francisco's "Little Italy", North Beach is home to plenty of restaurants as well as the beloved Washington Square Park, which offers ample green space and hosts various events throughout the year. North Beach is a popular dining destination for locals and tourists alike, home to cafes with outdoor seating and fine dining spots. Other attractions in this neighborhood include City Lights bookstore and the Vallejo Street Stairway, which offers views of the Bay.

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