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Nob Hill Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Nob Hill, Earthquake, Hotels

Nob Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, centered on the intersection of California and Powell streets. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills". The actual peak of Nob Hill lies slightly to the northwest, approximately at the intersection of Jones and...

Chinatown Article

Chinatown, San Francisco neighborhoods, Dragon Gate, Temple, Old Chinese Telephone Exchange, Chinese Six Companies, Stockton Street, Chinese Market, Portsmouth Square, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia. Since its establishment in the 1840s, it has been highly important and influential in the history and culture of ethnic Chinese immigrants to the United States and North...

Union Square Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Union Square, Boutiques, French Quarter, French Restaurants, Art galleries

Union Square is a plaza of 2.6 acres (11,000m²) bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in San Francisco. "Union Square" also refers to the central shopping, hotel, and theater district that surrounds the plaza for several blocks. The name "Union Square" stems from the fact that the...

Civic Center Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Civic Center Plaza, United Nations Plaza, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Market Street, Van Ness Avenue

The Civic Center in San Francisco is an area of a few blocks north of the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue that contains many of the city's largest government and cultural institutions. It has two large plazas (Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza) and a number of buildings...

South of Market Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, SOMA district, Yerba Buena Gardens

Esplanade, South of Market While many San Franciscans refer to the neighborhood by its full name, South of Market, there is a trend to shorten the name to SOMA or SoMa, probably in reference to SoHo (South of Houston) in New York City, and, in turn, Soho in London. Before being called South of...

Haight-Ashbury Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Shopping, Haight Ashbury, The Haight, Victorian houses, Events, Street fair

Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets. It is commonly called The Haight, and is known to residents as the Upper Haight. The district generally encompasses the neighborhood surrounding Haight Street, bounded by Stanyan Street and...

Jackson square Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Streets, Art galleries, Restaurants

Jackson Square is bounded by Pacific Avenue and Broadway street east of Montgomery Street, Washington Street on the south, Columbus Avenue on the west and Battery Street on the east with any number of nearby satellite buildings and residents outside the bounds that truly belong to the...

North Beach Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Little Italy, Italian Restaurants, Nightlife

North Beach is a neighborhood in the northeast of San Francisco bounded by the former Barbary Coast, now Jackson Square, the Financial District south of Broadway, Chinatown to the southwest of Columbus below Green Street, Russian Hill to the west, Telegraph Hill to the east and Fisherman's Wharf...