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Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Columbus Avenue is a street that runs diagonally through the North Beach and Chinatown areas of San Francisco, California, from Washington and Montgomery Streets by the Transamerica Pyramid to Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf. This street is home to several notable venues, such as Jack Kerouac Alley, named for poet Jack Kerouac, City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio Cafe, and Bimbo's 365 Club.The street's original name was Montgomery Avenue, and was built in the 1870s. It was renamed Columbus Avenue in 1909.
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  • We went this street several times, mostly passed by car. There are little traffic jam here. The street is always alive with so many people and small lovely shops. Also you can find lunch or dinner pla...  read more »
  • Be sure to advise you to take a stroll along Columbus Avenue! We always walked on it, starting with the Chinatown exit in Italian quarter and down into the ocean. I really like this walk: interesting buildings and cafes and beautiful cathedrals and small parks and playgrounds. Twice was in San Francisco and repeated twice the same route.
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  • One of the main arteries of the city, the most interesting architectural monuments can be seen during her visit. The famous Pyramid, many cafes and restaurants, more Italian dishes. In General, here you can find all that interesting for tourists.
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