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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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  • Cole Valley

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    Cole Valley, tucked away at the northern end of Golden Gate Park, is a nabe that defines charm. Shady, tree lined streets and well maintained homes offer up a quiet slice of San Francisco life. The intersection of Cole and Carl Streets marks the business center where locally owned

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  • Forest Knolls

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    Sitting in the shadow of soaring Sutro Towers, Forest Knolls' quiet streets foster a mellow vibe uncharacteristic of typical city living. Forest Knolls cascades down Mt. Sutro where mid-century homes seem to cling to the sides of its steep slopes. With views to be had from nearly every street,

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  • Noe Valley

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    San Francisco living doesn’t get much better than life in Noe Valley where the sun almost always shines and the Victorians along the tree lined streets steal the show. Recently, Noe Valley has become a highly sought after locale to newcomers attracted to its streets and serene lifestyle. 24th

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  • The Castro

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    The Castro is a vibrant and trendy nabe cradled by the Eureka Valley. Liberally minded activism has long nurtured a cohesive community identity in the Castro. Beautifully maintained Victorians line its residential streets and the Castro theatre with its neon marquee stands as the nabe's most well known and

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  • Duboce Triangle

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    Situated at the center of several happening nabes, Duboce Triangle is a residential nabe where iconic Victorians stand tall along its attractive streets. With no central shopping zone of its own, residents can choose from the amenities of the Castro, the Lower Haight or the Mission District, all a

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  • Fisherman’s Wharf

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    Nestled beneath vibrant North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf is proud home to many of the city’s most popular attractions and a must-do on the itinerary of any SF visitor. The seals of Pier 39, the famous chocolate of Ghiradelli Square, and the freshest seafood around make the wharf a year-round

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  • Marina District

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    Crowds flock to the Marina, a waterfront nabe attractive to residents and tourists alike. Chestnut Street bustles with its well-loved restaurants and cafes attracting the lunch crowd during the day and fun loving singles at night. Chrissy Field sits at the waters edge, where joggers and tourists take in

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  • Cow Hollow

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    Sandwiched between the Marina District and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is an upscale nabe boasting beautiful Victorians and eye-catching landscapes. Cow Hollow may have garnered its name from dairy farms that once stood here, but now it's pretty cow-free and one of the city’s most desirable nabes. Union Street

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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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  • 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! Luxury apartment buildings line its

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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 car ferries tourists to and

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  • Pacific Heights

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    Pacific Heights defines elegance and old San Francisco aesthetic. Grand mansions are the architectural rule here and homes rarely enter the market. Although the nabe doesn't have its own commercial center, Cow Hollow and Lower Pacific Heights are a short walk away where there are a myriad of dining

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  • Lower Pacific Heights

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    Once considered a seedy spot, Lower Pacific Heights has shed its bad rep and reinvented itself over the years with a shiny new identity. Since the housing boom of the 90s, the real estate here has undergone a considerable revitalization–locals rejoice! Divisadero and Fillmore Streets are a simply stroll

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  • Western Addition

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    Sitting between the Haight-Ashbury and Japantown, this nabe is as replete with historic Victorians—it was one of the few parts of the city that survived the fires that followed the 1906 earthquake. Established as an addition of the city west of Van Ness Avenue, the Western Addition was once

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  • Civic Center

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    San Francisco's Civic Center, most well known for the impressive gold leafed dome of San Francisco's City Hall, is the seat of the local government. Civic Center Plaza sits at its core, surrounded on all sides by classic Beaux-Arts style architecture housing and some of the most important cultural

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  • how to choose best walking shoes

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    Tips for Choosing the Right Walking Shoes for You
    Walking is one of the easiest ways to get back on the road to fitness. All you need is some time and the right kind of walking shoes. Now that you’ve carved out room on your schedule for a 30-minute walk …

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  • Lower Haight

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    The Lower Haight is a nabe where a bohemian aesthetic rubs shoulders with post-punk. Situated east of Divisadero along Haight Street, the nabe is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and watering holes that draw crowds from all over the city. Considerably grittier than its more famous counterpart,

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  • Hayes Valley

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    Hayes Valley has not always been the chic nabe that it is today. This relatively young nabe has transformed into one of San Francisco’s premier destinations. Hayes Street is the main drag, filled with upscale eateries and high-end fashion boutiques. Hayes Valley Park lies at the intersection of Octavia

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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 Valley. At this nabe's heart

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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 blocks of desolate warehouses often

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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 this busy location, the nabe

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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 activity. At its western boundary

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  • Inner Sunset

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    While the name suggests otherwise, Inner Sunset sits in a perennial layer of fog, keeping residents happy and visitors a bit chilly. Extending south from Golden Gate Park and just above lovely Forest Hill, the nabe sees steady foot traffic from visitors to the park. The intersection of Ninth

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  • Golden Gate Heights

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    Golden Gate Heights' small windy streets, massive retaining walls, and network of towering staircases characterize this nabe. At the top of the northern side sits Grand Park View, where locals funded and designed a beloved staircase decorated in ornate mosaic–rock on, local art! Often shrouded in fog, this nabe

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  • Best Travel Backpack – How to Choose the Best Travel Backpack

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    People may have different ways of determining what is essential in a travel backpack. While some travelers look for aesthetics, capacity and comfort may be important for others. Here are several features to look for when selecting the best travel backpack.

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    Choosing the right backpack size depends …

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  • Inner Parkside

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    Known for its well-maintained homes and tidy streets, Inner Parkside offers up an attractive slice of San Francisco living. Blanketed by the fog of southwestern San Francisco, Inner Parkside is characterized by single-family homes with a suburban appeal. Nineteenth Avenue marks its western border, which provides quick access to

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  • Parkside

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    Often considered part of the Sunset District, Parkside has re-emerged as a distinct nabe, becoming a highly sought after locale. With Ocean Beach, Sigmund Stern Grove, Pine Lake Park and Fleishhacker Zoo nearby, there is no shortage of recreation options for residents. The L-Taraval lumbers along Taraval Street, a

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  • Lone Mountain

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    Lone Mountain is a hilltop nabe at the northern end of Golden Gate Park and home to the University of San Francisco. Once the site of historical cemeteries, Lone Mountain is now a thriving nabe. While the streets that make up its interior are quiet, Lone Mountain is bounded

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  • Anza Vista

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    Anza Vista is a small residential nabe in the heart of San Francisco. Homes here are modest in size and many residents enjoy views of the cityscape from this hilltop community. Tucked away behind a shopping plaze, Anza Vista is also home to Kaiser Permanente Hospital, which brings heavy

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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 dollar and views stun. Replete

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