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North Beach, San Francisco

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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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  • Historic neighborhood with many restaurants and shops also a few churches. Fun to walk through, stop for an espresso and pastry, lunch or dinner. Mix of tourists and locals. Highest rated pizza restau...  more »
  • North Beach is a great spot for visitors. The main street, Columbus Avenue, runs right through North Beach, so it is easy to get here by car or bus. You will find Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 to the ...  more »
  • This used to be the Italian neighborhood and still houses lots of traditional Italian restaurants and cafes. But now the population is largely Chinese, a sign of the changing city. Pretty architecture...  more »