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Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

(4/5 based on 25+ 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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  • Part of it goes through the area of Italian restaurants with prices to suit all budgets and good food, and off the China Town.
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  • There are a lot of unique depreciation shops here that you'll only find by walking. Parking here is easy and central to other districts/hills. The SF fascination with Columbus (this street and the mon...  more »
  • Great little card shop yes but so much more than that. Great place to buy unique souvenirs. Stop here first if you like to journal I bought the cutest one and my daughter bought the same one.