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The Mission


Monumental public murals cover nearly 600 facades of this largely Latino community.

  • • Shopping: Eclectic yet affordable shops with books, art, furniture and used clothes.
  • • Food: Delicious taquerias and tapas.
  • • Nightlife: Casual and intimate bars or high-energy nightclubs with salsa dancing.
  • • Park: Mission Dolores Park is a popular hangout on weekends plus it has one of the best views of downtown.

SoMA (South of Market)


Enjoy shade trees and peaceful fountains at Yerba Buena Gardens.

  • • Scene: An old industrial wasteland that became SF's alternative cultural center.
  • • Shopping: Best Goodwill shopping, but watch out for the competition.
  • • Nightlife: Theme nights and celebrity DJs make the area's club scene the city's best.
  • • Arts: Local artists' studios dominate but the SF Museum of Modern Art is the top draw.
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Best Artistic Building


Art covers a building at 6th & Howard.
You've never seen anything like it.

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