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Like many of its inhabitants, San Francisco has a very distinct character. From Nob Hill to the Castro, and from Fisherman’s Wharf to Haight-Ashbury, this 7-by-7 mile stretch of land has over 100 nabes. Historically known for such landmarks as Coit Tower and Lombard Street, the San Francisco metro area stretches out into the Peninsula to the south, East Bay to the east, Marin County to the North, and beyond.  San Francisco , Neighborhood Reviews Travel & Trips

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  • Outer Sunset

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    Rows and rows of stucco homes line the Outer Sunset–part of the larger district that includes Inner and Central Sunset–where the salty ocean air is palpable and the fog is ever-present. Although primarily residential, a few stretches like Noriega and Taraval Streets offer commercial

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  • Buena Vista Park

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    Perched on a hilltop above Haight Ashbury is the small residential nabe, Buena Vista Park. Buena Vista Park is made up of stately, architecturally notable homes (one was featured in Hitchcock's Vertigo) and a lush, wooded park (the oldest official park in San Francisco!).

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  • Yerba Buena Island

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    Yerba Buena Island is a small hill anchored in the bay halfway between San Francisco and East Bay. Historically known as Sea Bird Island or Goat Island, this 90-acre city outpost sees constant motor traffic in the tunnel to Treasure Island that runs through its center. The United States

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  • Downtown, San Francisco

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    SF's number one shopping district, Downtown is a frenzied hub filled with fashionista and tourist activity (duh). Large department stores sell their wares alongside a host of high-end specialty shops. Some of the city’s most well-known hotels are here and the Powell Street cable

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  • Chinatown

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    Bordering the famously Italian and artsy North Beach, San Francisco's Chinatown is a lively nabe rich in history and culture. Boasting colorful pagoda roofs and narrow alleys strung with lanterns, it's easy to see why the nabe wears the distinction of being the largest

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  • Midtown Terrace

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    Midtown Terrace descends down the western slopes of Twin Peaks. Telling street names like Skyview and Cityview Ways hint at the stellar panoramic views this hilltop nabe holds. Single-family homes cling to the steep hills here, where a mid-century aesthetic is the architectural rule of thumb. Groves of eucalyptus

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  • Best Travel Shoes ? How to Choose Travel Shoes

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    Traveling is an exciting and fulfilling experience, but packing presents a challenge. Shoes in particular are difficult to pack because they take up a lot of room. Choosing the right shoes for travel allows you to be prepared to enjoy your trip while keeping your luggage to a minimum. Here

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  • Japantown

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    Folded into Lower Pacific Heights, Japantown is an enclave of history and culture. The five-tiered concrete Peace Pagoda towers over the Japan Center–an indoor shopping mall brimming with specialty shops. The nabe buzzes during the Cherry Blossom Festival, a yearly springtime tradition celebrated by

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  • NOPA

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    A narrow sliver of Golden Gate Park extending eastward, NOPA sits just north of the Panhandle(hence its name: NOrthPAnhandle!). Bounded by Turk Boulevard to the north and Fell Street to the south, NOPA is a newly popular part of the city. The area's restaurants have gained increasing attention, especially

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  • Lakeside

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    Lakeside is a nabe where white picket fences and manicured lawns exude a suburban vibe. Bordered by 19th Avenue on the west, Junipero Serra Boulevard on the east, and Sloat Boulevard to the north, Lakeside is all but surrounded by major commuter thoroughfares. Given

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  • Miraloma Park

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    Miraloma Park is an expansive nabe where single-family homes and quiet streets nurture local community pride. Developed between the 20s and the 50s, Miraloma Park boasts a wide range of architecture–from Tudors to Mediterranean inspired homes. Glen Park and its BART station are just

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  • Panhandle

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    Extending east from Golden Gate Park and nestled between Lone Mountain and Haight-Ashbury, is the Panhandle, a narrow expanse of green that stretches for three quarters of a mile. Pick up games of basketball are common and joggers and bicyclists take full advantage of the winding paths that run

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  • Nob Hill

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    A famous hilltop community where cable cars roll past historic mansions, Nob Hill is a pricey nabe where locals enjoy spectacular views and exquisite homes. Nob Hill is home to Huntington Park, beautiful Grace Cathedral, and some of the city's ritziest hotels–oh la la!

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  • Financial District

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    The Financial District, located at the northeast tip of the city, is the heart of San Francisco's business world. The Transamerica Building stands as the tallest building in San Francisco and its pyramid design is perhaps the most famous of the San Francisco skyline.

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  • Corona Heights

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    Marked by a distinctive outcropping of rocks, Corona Heights sits on a windswept hilltop where the views rival those of Twin Peaks. A small, unique nabe often considered part of the Castro, Corona Heights is off the beaten path and feels far away from the hustle and bustle of

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  • Embarcadero

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    Wrapping around the northeastern edge of the city, Embarcadero is a waterfront boulevard that runs from the Bay Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf, passing through South Beach. The product of a concerted effort by the city to beautify what was once considered an urban eyesore,

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  • Visitacion Valley

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    Visitacion Valley is an isolated nabe bordering Candlestick Cove in the city's southeast corner. Home to SF’s largest housing project on Sunnydale Avenue, residents here are focused on community efforts geared toward improving neighborhood life. McLaren Park borders the nabe to the west and hosts miles of winding trails

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  • SoMa

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    Just on the edge of bustling Union Square, SoMa (a.k.a South of Market) is a sprawling swathe of the city where years of redevelopment have created a booming, unique nabe. Because of its size and mixed use, SOMA can be hard to navigate as

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  • Mission Bay

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    Once a forgotten urban wasteland, Mission Bay is constantly redefining itself. New ventures are always sprouting up in this bay front nabe, taking on the hip characteristics of sister nabes like South of Market(SOMA) and South Beach. Created in the late 90s by the

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  • Laguna Honda

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    Laguna Honda is a small, well-kept nabe betweenForest Hill and Mount Davidson. Tree lined streets typify this nabe, where front and backyards offer residents plenty of green space. Dewey Boulevard has a few shops and restaurants while nearby West Portal is a hub for commercial activity. Laguna Honda Hospital

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  • How to Pack Makeup for Travel

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    How to Pack Makeup for Travel

    When packing up your beauty routine to take with you on the road, there are some important factors to consider. Taking up as little space in your luggage as possible, what you need to bring, and, most importantly, how to protect your makeup from …

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  • Telegraph Hill

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    The ever-iconic Coit Tower soars above Telegraph Hill, a hilly nabe that’s pure San Francisco. Popular with tourists who hike the Greenwich Street steps to take in its impressive views, Telegraph Hill is a densely populated nabe, seamlessly blending with the equally popular North

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  • Presidio

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    Just north of the elegant beachfront community, Sea Cliff, the Presidio is ripe with stellar views of the Marin Headlands and has a network of trails through its dense woods, making it a serene escape from the city. Once an active military base, the Presidio was transferred to the

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  • South Beach

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    This waterfront nabe, once a collection of dilapidated warehouses and abandoned piers, now exemplifies life in the new San Francisco. The product of a concerted makeover by the city, South Beach is now a thriving epicenter of upscale living where real estate commands top

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  • Little Saigon

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    Marble pillared dragons welcome visitors to Little Saigon, a small distinctive nabe within the Tenderloin. In 2004, the city recognized the two block stretch of Larkin Street between Eddy and O’Farrell Streets as Little Saigon, officially noting the wealth of culture that exists in

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  • Twin Peaks

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    Twin Peaks is a centrally located nabe famous for the spectacular views seen from the peaks rising above the wooded Midtown Terrace community. While the summit remains undeveloped, the nabe itself incorporates a range of architecture from craftsman style to modern homes, many with sweeping views of the entire

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  • Mission Dolores

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    Mission Dolores is a vibrant nabe named for the oldest standing structure in San Francisco, established by the Spanish missionaries in the late 1700s. Mission Dolores is straddled by two uber-hip nabes–the Castro and the Mission District. Just to the south lies quieter Noe

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  • South Park

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    Tucked into South Beach, South Park is a tiny nabe offering an intimate slice of San Francisco life. Surrounded by major thoroughfares, South Park remains relatively quiet and quaint amidst its busy surroundings. Encircling the oval park at its center, the periphery is dotted

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  • Alamo Square

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    Alamo Square takes its name from the park at its center. The area is perhaps most famous as home to the Painted Ladies, a row of resplendent Victorian homes often featured in photographs and films. With picture perfect views of the cityscape in the distance, Alamo Square Park is

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