20th Street is home to a few wonderful businesses like Atlas Cafe, Flour + Water, Trick Dog and also home to the annual 20th Street Block Party. more
This area of the Mission District is famous for its murals, huge painted scenes on the walls and building facades.   There are nearly 600 murals in San Francisco, with the richest concentration in this neighborhood. The street, from P... more
24th Street from Dolores to Diamond is a great walking street in San Francisco.   There are lots of shops, bars and restaurants that would appeal to almost every taste. more
The epicenter of a dramatically changing San Francisco.   A cultural collide, for how long, we don't know. more
More than any single event since its incorporation as a city in 1852, World War II transformed Oakland, notably West Oakland. One result of the influx of workers and economic vitality that the War brought to West Oakland was the development of Sevent... more
Just past George Washington High, heading toward Ocean Beach, the Outer Balboa Street shops and businesses are anchored by the Balboa Theatre. The area, as a whole, is like a small town's downtown strip - removed from the hustle and bustle of the... more
Balmy Alley (formally Balmy Street) is a one-block-long alley that is home to the most concentrated collection of murals in the city of San Francisco. It is located in the south central portion of the Inner Mission District between 24th Street and Ga... more
A great little alley that's full of some great eateries. more
A wonderful street for shopping and eating in an idyllic small town setting. more
The Calle 24 Community Council adopted the following Mission and Vision statements as one outcome of the community planning process: Mission To preserve, enhance and advocate for Latino cultural continuity, vitality, and community in San Francisc... more
The Detroit Steps are a two-block public stairway in Sunnyside, comprising 185 steps that run from Detroit and Hearst to Detroit and Joost, bisected by Monterey Boulevard. - https://www.detroitsteps.org/ more
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Fern Alley (technically Fern Street and originally Fern Avenue) was built in the early 1900's after the great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Nestled between VanNess Avenue and Polk Street, the 100 block of Fern is always a sight to behold. Its... more
Fillmore Street is one of San Francisco's great treasures. The blocks between Geary and Jackson are the main strolling and shopping district of one of the city's finest neighborhoods. Upper Fillmore is home to some of the most interesting shops and... more
Folsom Street starts at the Embarcadero and runs all the way to the base of Bernal Heights on the Mission side. The street is most famous for hosting the Folsom Street Festival. It is also well known for the amount of little tech startups that dot i... more
Harrison Street runs through the heart of the Mission Flats in the Mission District. The street is home to Carnaval and has quite a few businesses near 16th and 24th Streets. In between, it's fairly non-descript; notable for Flour + Water and Missi... more
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Along the northeastern border, the Upper Haight meets the Sunset to produce a quieter and more upscale neighborhood with a 1960s influenced mindset, including the requisite cafes and poetry readings. This little area centered around 9th and Irvi... more
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Jack Kerouac Alley, formerly Adler Alley or Adler Place, is a one-way alleyway in San Francisco, California, that connects Grant Avenue in Chinatown, and Columbus Avenue in North Beach. The alley is named after Jack Kerouac, a Beat Generation writer... more
A little connecting street to get to South Park from Brannan or Bryant. more
Jessie Plaza is an open space area in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens and next to Saint Patrick Church. A good spot to meet up with friends or just to have lunch and listen to music... more
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Kearny Street in San Francisco, California runs north from Market Street to The Embarcadero, with a gap on Telegraph Hill. Toward its south end, it separates the Financial District from the Union Square and Chinatown districts. Further north, it pas... more
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Market Street is a major thoroughfare in San Francisco. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown, passing the Civic Center and the Castro District, to the int... more
Most big parades and celebrations start at the beginning of Market Street, around 2nd at Market, and head up toward Civic Center Plaza. more
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The stretch of artsy shops, intimate restaurants, and friendly bars and cafes on 24th street makes Noe a great neighborhood to aspire toward. After all the 20-something artists get burnt out on burritos and beer, they can switch to nine-to-five work... more
Ocean Avenue continues to evolve, bolstered by the Whole Foods, Target and of course, the students from City College. Getting better as a street, where you can walk around, and find a decent restaurant, cafe or bar. more
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Polk Street from Market Street to Beach Street and is a main thoroughfares that is kind of a "Main Street" in what is termed Polk Gulch. The street traverses the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, and Russian Hill neighborhoods. It's a great walking street and th... more
Enter Redfield Alley on Taylor Street and you'll find a quirky little part paved / part dirt pathway that cuts up behind homes and turns into Molinari Mana Park (aka green space). From there, it's another little alley (Marion Place) that leads you ba... more
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Richard Wodehouse is an owner's agent for homeowners in Marin County. Budget oversight and scheduling from design through completion. Save money and avoid problems such as change orders and delays. more
A wonderful boulevard featuring shopping, cafes and restaurants. Near San Jose State and public transportation. more
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Telegraph Avenue is a street that begins, at its southernmost point, in the midst of the historic downtown district of Oakland, California, and ends, at its northernmost point, at the southern edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus in... more
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Whether you're in Berkeley to shop, get a bite to eat or take in an amazing lecture or live event, Telegraph Avenue has it all. A little east of Shattuck and Downtown Berkeley, Telegraph Avenue has been one of the classic centers for free thought an... more
A great shopping street in San Francisco. From North Beach to Cow Hollow, there are many restaurants, cafes, bars, clothing stores, boutiques, and shops of all kinds to satisfy any shopper. The Cow Hollow side is particularly easy walking and has... more
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A great street in San Francisco's Mission District to walk, shop, eat and drink, or find live music. Photo by Steven Korea on Unsplash - https://unsplash.com/photos/WCW0Gq20uRE more
Waverly Place, between Washington and Sacramento, is a two-block tiny street (not quite an alley) in Chinatown. It's known for its vibrant street scene and for being home to the famous Tin How Temple, Mister Jiu's, and Clarion Music Center. No vis... more
Webster Street District - a historic district with boutiques, restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and local hangout spots. - https://explorewestalameda.com/about/ more