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North Beach: Tours & Tickets

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Most of this neighborhood's former beatnik charm is retained while adding fine cuisine to its claim to fame.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 415-678-5327
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

North Beach, a busy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro bars. The spirit of the Beat Generation can be felt at the storied City Lights bookstore and the memorabilia-filled Vesuvio Cafe bar. In Telegraph...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Visited north beach after walking through Chinatown, just by chance it was the annual north beach festival with street bars, outside market, street food stalls and live bands. We had the most amazing day and loved the area and it’s bars, which had a real...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Old West Coast Little Italy area of San Francisco. Love the charm and restaurants. Many businesses closed from our last visit of a few years ago. Sad to see and we are wondering why. Being Priced out? Area was clean and well behaved. Hoping for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tj20travel
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Over three days I zigzagged my way through large portions of the north beach area and found a little bit of everything. It is home to the most popular attraction to include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. Little Italy and Telegraph Hill/Coit Tower...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed February 7, 2019

My son and I were in North Beach for the afternoon. We went for lunch as well as checked out a few of the shops. Then we walked south on Columbus Ave to City Lights Bookstore which is THE COOLEST! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

There’s something for everyone in North Beach. Stroll down the streets and take in the charming architecture or enjoy shopping, dining and attractions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed December 7, 2018

So many outstanding attractions are here to be enjoyed, within what was once christened Little Italy. Washington Square Park is a marvellous amenity and a fine greenery that is popular with locals and visitors. We enjoyed listening to Chinese music and song courtesy of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed December 2, 2018

It is a live historical landmark - “Little Italy,” with Focaccia purveyors like Liguria Bakery and Italian joints along Columbus Avenue. It was once the home of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe and the centre of the Beat Movement. Worth experiencing the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 135Mayur
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at The North Beach Restaurant. The service was attentive, the atmosphere was lovely and the noise level was manageable. So why only 4 stars? Well, we ordered the appetizer special. Our waiter said he would split it into two portions,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank molnarnj
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is the historic Italian neighborhood in San Francisco, also home to the clubs where the beatniks hung out. Lots of changes over the years, now majority Chinese. Some great architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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May 23, 2018|
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August 30, 2017|
Response from lpMaggi713 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you map out where you want to go. The Golden Gate Bridge is on the other end. The rest are close to North Beach.