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North Beach, San Francisco

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
North Beach is a neighborhood in the northeast of San Francisco adjacent to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Russian Hill. The neighborhood is San Francisco's "Little Italy", and has historically been home to a large Italian American population. It is still home to many Italian restaurants today, though many other ethnic groups currently live in the neighborhood. It was also the historic center of the beatnik subculture. Today, North Beach is one of San Francisco's main nightlife districts as well as a residential neighborhood populated by a mix of young urban professionals, families and Chinese immigrants connected to the adjacent Chinatown.The American Planning Association (APA) has named North Beach as one of ten "Great Neighborhoods in America".LocationNorth Beach is bounded by the former Barbary Coast, now Jackson Square, the Financial District south of Broadway, Chinatown to the southwest of Columbus below Green Street, Russian Hill to the west, Telegraph Hill to the east and Fisherman's Wharf at Bay Street to the north.
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  • This neighborhood has managed to carry it's raucus freewheeling attitude from 150 years ago. strip clubs rub shoulders with hip venues, and around the corner is little Italy 
  • Is the city's Italian neighborhood, full of yummy things to see and eat. A place to enjoy with calm.
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  • In fact almost everything developed in a way that is Columbus avenue. I found it much more true of little italy in New York. Good restaurants from real Italians few people outside restaurants that calls you in as it happens in New York. Nice atmosphere, quiet yet really simple Italian. If you're a good restaurant does not serve customers calling in because they are alone. To visit especially for a lunch or dinner.
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