San Francisco’s largest shopping district includes global brands and well-known department stores. Whether on the search for the latest fashion or specialized clothing, Union Square is sure to have something for everyone. The 2.6-acre public plaza is also surrounded by a bustling theater district and some world-class eateries.
We might go Brit inside our walls, but right outside our doors are some of the best that San Francisco has to offer. From cable cars, galleries, and museums, to world class dining, tony boutiques, theaters and more, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
This neighborhood has become the de facto center of the City, a haven for foodies, shoppers, and urbanites. Hayes Valley is conveniently located between Franklin and Laguna, Grove and Fell streets; Hayes Valley has plenty to offer The Arts – SF Symphony, Ballet Opera, the famed SF Jazz center, the Nourse Theater, Green Room and SF Conservatory of Music are all located here. Many of the City’s best restaurants and of course plenty of unique and one of a kind retail offering make this the perfect area to spend a San Francisco afternoon.
Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA, USA
Fillmore Street Shops
On the top of Pacific Heights neighborhood is the exclusive high end retail shops on Fillmore Street. There is a variety within six blocks of cosmetic flagships, Ralph Lauren, Scotch & Soda, and unique bookstores- Fillmore street has it all. A few of the Michelin star bakeries make their presence every morning and pop up restaurants like to showcase their cuisine in this exclusive shopping district.
Benefit Cosmetics Boutique- This is the 3rd location made. The flagship is on Chestnut st.
Alice and Olivia- Designer clothing for women with bohemian designs
Scotch & Soda- International brand with its own original boutique where only exclusive items are sold.
Browser books- This is one of the few book stores left nationwide and its the original location with 2 stories of books.
Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Valencia Street Shops
Valencia street is famously known for its Mexican food, bars with authentic cocktails and also its boutiques. There are a variety of shops from Taxidermy to Children’s arts and crafts stores. Valencia street has a shop for everything and it also has some of the best latin fusion and Indian restaurants. Valencia street also has a few children’s playgrounds and murals that have an impact on the Mission community. Don’t forget to try a Mission Style burrito after you are done with your shopping. F.Y.I. Sundays Valencia street is closed to the traffic for a block party.
Idol Vintage- Vintage boutique shop with a retro twist
Therapy- Women’s clothing and retro contemporary shop
Paxton Gate- Taxidermy, curiosities, and scululant garden
Socialist Action Books- Famous bookstore where only socialist, political, and Malcolm X books live within the shelves.
545 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Rainbow flags line the streets in what is home to one of the largest LGBT communities in the United States. The Castro offers an abundance of nightclubs, neighborhood bars, restaurants and cafes. There’s no shortage in things to do or see in one of the city’s most historic districts. We recommend checking out Q Bar for a great selection in music, as well as nearby Super Duper Burger to provide bites which would satisfy any foodie. Nearby Brewcade offers a wide variety of drinks and arcade games for a nostalgic driven afternoon.
Located just 5 blocks East of our quaint property, the Chinatown gate is a warm welcome into San Francisco’s famed Chinatown. Lanterns decorate the sky as you explore various shops, tea houses, restaurants, bars and take in the unique temples and churches in this culture driven neighborhood. We recommend checking out the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory for a tour and some great snacks. Chinatown has a plentiful selection when it comes to great, authentic restaurants but we’d recommend Great Eastern and Z & Y Restaurant as spots you shouldn’t miss.
This is one of the smallest districts in the city however, it is know to be one of the oldest Japan Towns nationwide. We are only a 25 minute bus ride from Geary and Mason street. Japan town is rich with Cherry Blossom trees, karaoke bars, and statues of Lucky Cats within the 6 blocks. If you want to experience al “All you can eat”, BBQ restaurant and try to squeeze in some Japanese dessert than you must visit Yakiniq for dinner and Uji Time Desserts.
Mission/ Valencia Street
Murals and shops line the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, iconic for its’ Latin American cultural influence. Enjoy the famous birthplace of the Mission Burrito and take in the view from Dolores Park and enjoy nearby Bi-Rite Creamery, one of the city’s most popular ice cream spots. The Mission District is home to the oldest building in San Francisco, The Mission San Francisco De Asis. La Taqueria and Tartine Bakery are a couple of can’t miss eateries in this district.
24th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
North Beach “Little Italy”
Situated just north of Chinatown, North Beach is San Francisco’s “Little Italy”, filled with Old Country restaurants and cafes. This historic neighborhood is also famous for being the root of the Beatnik movement of 1950’s and 1960’s. Nowadays, North Beach is famous for its’ bustling nightlife, beautiful churches and cathedrals, as well as Telegraph hill, one of San Francisco’s tallest hills, on which Coit Tower rests. We recommend visiting America’s oldest Italian Restaurant, ‘Fior D’Italia’, as well as catching an eclectic showing at Beach Blanket Babylon during your time here.
North Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA
Historic home to the Big Four Railroad Barons, Nob Hill is filled with beautiful architecture which is now synonymous with San Francisco. Head over to Grace Cathedral to explore the biggest house of worship within the City, or take a Cable Car Ride to avoid the hills. Enjoy nearby Union Square and partake in a bit of retail therapy with any of our brand name stores nearby. We advise trying out nearby Del Popolo for some of the best Neapolitan pizza you will find in the city, as well as Tacorea, a Mexican-Korean fusion spot.
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA
Visit the birthplace of the counter-culture movement in one of San Francisco’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Explore boutique book stores, as well as the vintage clothing shops nearby. Indulge your musical taste buds at Amoeba Music, one of San Francisco’s largest independent music stores or get your fill of pinball at nearby Free Gold Watch on your way towards Golden Gate Park
Buena Vista Park Playground, 37°46'11. 122°26'31., 6 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Sutro baths is one of San Francisco’s most iconic ruins. You can walk a few blocks from our location, take the 38 bus and within 35 minute bus ride; you will witness some of the most iconic and historic ruins of the west coast. Be safe when walking down the steps into the caves.
1004 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
This is a hikers dream trail because it has gorgeous views of the pacific ocean with the view of our stunning Golden Gate bridge and the trail ends with a hidden labyrinth. If you want to explore a non- tourist side of San Francisco then take the bus 38 Geary st and enjoy the iconic views from both Sutro baths and Lands Ends. They are both next to each other.
Crissy field is like the rainbow path to the Golden Gate bridge. It’s mile route will lead you to the Presidio military neighborhood and the famous Golden Gate bridge. You can walk, bike, or job this trail. There are plenty of picnic tables in case you want to catch the sunset against the bridge shadow with a bottle of red wine. Lastly, try to stop at the Palace of Fine arts. It is at the entrance of Crissy Field and it is one of the Wonders of San Francisco.
Crissy Field Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA
We are only a 15 minute walk down on Bush st to the famous Embarcadero waterfront. This 3 mile trail can either take you to the famous Fisherman’s wharf, Pier 39, or SF Giants stadium. If you want to take a morning jog or a nice romantic walk under the bay bridge lights than the Embarcadero is the trail to take. Also there are plenty of great restaurant options and pubs for a local draft beer.
Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Golden Gate Park
Our Golden Gate Park is one of the largest parks nationwide. I starts at the end of Haight Ashbury district and ends by Ocean beach. There is a variety of Museums, Japanese Gardens, Polo track Field, and Bison field. One of the stops you must do when visiting GGP is the Conservatory of Flowers. You can simply sit outside surrounded by their flowers and admire the view and relax. You will be amazed how big and stunning this park is after your visit.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA