The Best Neighborhoods in San Francisco

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Neighborhoods in San Francisco

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    Fisherman's Wharf , San Francisco
    Encompassing the northern waterfront of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf ranks as one of the city's top tourist attractions, packed with souv
    Tours from $25
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    Chinatown , San Francisco
    Home to the largest Chinese community outside of Asia, Chinatown was established here in 1848, making it the oldest of its kind in North Amer
    Tours from $27
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    Twin Peaks , San Francisco
    Admire a spectacular view of San Francisco from Twin Peaks. Located 20 minutes from the city center, the park features two of the highest poi
    Tours from $49
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    Union Square , San Francisco
    Surrounded by a busy retail district, Union Square offers a park-like reprieve. Signature palm trees mark the four corner entrances. Built in
    Tours from $15
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    SoMa , San Francisco
    SoMa attracts locals and tourists with its blend of lofty residences and run-down houses, art spaces, furniture showrooms, fashionable nightc
    Tours from $64
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    Where to stay in San Francisco

    From inexpensive hostels in quiet residential areas to high-end hotels near the city center, San Francisco has accommodations for every budget. Key consideration is what kind of neighborhood you want to stay in. You'll find luxury hotels in Union Square, which has prime shopping, is near theaters, and is on the cable car line. Many hotels are in the northeastern portion of the city, near the tourist-driven neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, both easily explored on foot. To get away from the tourist crowds, consider the smaller inns and family-run bed and breakfasts in some of the city's more charming neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley or Pacific Heights. There are also boutique hotels scattered around town. Avoid staying in the Tenderloin. If you plan to have a car with you, ask about parking availability and fees. Parking is often difficult and expensive.
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