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Address: Chestnut St (btwn Divisadero and Fillmore), San Francisco, CA
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Trendy neighborhood in San Francisco with plenty of cool cafes, retail...

Trendy neighborhood in San Francisco with plenty of cool cafes, retail stores and restaurant choices to explore.

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Very pretty, but not worth a special trip

There are many blocks of very pretty and very expensive large homes. Across the bay-side boulevard is a grassy park with good views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The boulevard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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San Lorenzo, California
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San Lorenzo, California
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

There are many blocks of very pretty and very expensive large homes. Across the bay-side boulevard is a grassy park with good views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The boulevard along the bay is a very pleasant approach to the bridge, in comparison to parallel commercial Lombard Street.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a nice neighborhood that is up in the hills of San Francisco. There is a great view and really interesting homes.

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Masachapa, Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Marina District is a fun place to hangout with all the boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and bars in the neighborhood.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a place to to check out for restaurants at the same time is a good place for photography too.

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Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Marina District of San Francisco is a great place to not only do some people watching but get some great photography and also check out the neighborhood (the architecture and the restaurants are really interesting). I also suggest going to check out the many boats which are docked in the area and some other unique surprises (like the wave... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

If you're traveling to the Golden Gate bridge you're going to pass the Marina district. I like looking at the boats and the scenery here is nice peaceful but beware of the San Francisco wind. In any case, you will pass this place on you're way to "The Bridge" Golden Gate. Enjoy!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's vibrant with a charming neighborhood feel, especially Chestnut St! Two movie theaters, gym, grocery store, six spots for coffee, restaurants and bars! Also walk easily to Giradelli Square. Walk easily to the water and green space.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stopped into this small neighborhood for lunch after visiting the Presidio area (right next to it). We stumbled upon Chestnut Street (right north of Lombard Street) that had lots of great restaurants. Also looked like there were some stores and a movie theatre. Gorgeous architecture

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I like the Marina District, not just because it has photo ops galore and plenty to do, but also because it doesn’t have the steep inclines that make walking such a chore in much of the city. Flat isn’t an unadorned blessing, though. This place is built on landfill that becomes exceedingly unstable when powerful earthquakes strike (as in October... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This area is everything it says. A big bright beautiful Marina. Great views over to the Golden Gate Bridge and also view the Alcatraz island. Lots of walkers, cyclists and joggers along this route.

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Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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