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San Francisco Districts & Neighbourhoods

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide to Districts & Neighbourhoods in San Francisco, California.
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With its array of shops offering souvenirs and gifts, delicious pastries, and noodles, this is a great place to start a walking tour or meet friends for lunch. A natural destination for tourist, Chinatown provides a variety of cultural events.
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Japantown also know as "Nihonmachi" is located along Buchanan Street and Post Street. Japan Center is bordered by Webster Street, Geary Boulevard, Van Ness Avenue and Lombard Street. The area features shops selling unique items from the Orient, restaurants, art galleries and a movie theatre complex.
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One of San Francisco's most popular attractions. Dining, shopping, and entertainment.
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Located midway between Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, the North Beach district of San Francisco is a diverse neighborhood filled with Italian restaurants, cafés and ice cream parlors. This area is also a hot-spot for major night clubs and has a thriving night life.
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Commonly known as Mission, this ethnically divers neighborhood is home to a collection of trendy stores, colorful restaurants and specialty shops. May is a spirited month in Mission with the arrival of Cinco de Mayo and Carnaval celebrations.
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Bordering the Embarcadero from the south, King St. from the north and Third St. from the east, South Beach is an up-and-coming neighborhood consisting of mixed-use buildings. At&T Park, home of Giants baseball, college football and countless concerts is found in the south end of the district.
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Nob Hill is a prestigious community in San Francisco, located adjacent to the intersection of California and Powell Streets. This district is littered with up-scale hotels, exclusive clubs, large mansions and fantastic views.
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This San Francisco neighborhood feautures trendy fashion boutiques, SoHo-style funky art galleries, high-end interior-decorating shops, restaurants and hip nightspots.
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The Haight Area is reminiscent of the 1960s hippy culture that was so rampant in San Francisco. An eclectic blend of visitors and tourists are comfortable roaming the streets of the Haight, where nightclubs, cafes, movie theaters, restaurants and shops are found.
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Bisected by Van Ness Avenue, the Civic Center is home to the city's stunning Public Library and City Hall, the massive Asian Art Museum and the world renowned War Memorial Opera House.
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The Financial District is San Francisco's central business neighborhood. Marked by the bundle of high-rise towers, this area occupies some of the city' tallest buildings including the Bank of America and Transamerica Pyramid. The largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, banks and other financial institutes also dwell in this district.
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This affluent neighborhood features views of the Bay, up-scale boutiques and restaurants, a boat dock, impressive houses and the Palace of Fine Arts. The Marina District also hosts the fourth of July fireworks every year.
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This is one of San Francisco's most popular destinations. The area possesses an amazing waterfront, great seafood, sights and unique shopping. Nearby attractions include the Maritime Museum, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the San Francisco Cable Car lines. Enjoy great views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
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