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Top 7 Neighborhoods to Visit in San Francisco

Learn about the top seven neighborhoods to visit on a trip to San Francisco, California in this Howcast travel video.


San Francisco is a relatively small city, which is lucky for visitors because there’s a lot to see.

There’s Nob Hill, which has long been one of San Francisco’s wealthiest neighborhoods. If you can afford it, stay in one of the luxurious, historic hotels. If you can’t, pass through to see the grandeur instead.

The Mission district is known for being the heart of San Francisco’s Latin American community. It’s also a great place to go bar-hopping or find a delicious, inexpensive meal.

North Beach is known as San Francisco’s Little Italy. Come here to relax in a cafe and enjoy the old-fashioned European atmosphere.

Right next to North Beach is the much more lively Chinatown. San Francisco’s Chinatown is both the oldest and largest Chinese community in North America. It’s still thriving today as a destination for both tourists and locals.

One of San Francisco’s more famous neighborhoods is the Haight district. There are lots of unique clubs and stores in the Haight, but it’s also a great place for people-watching.

Not far from the Haight is the Castro district. This is America’s oldest and largest Lesbian and Gay community, and it’s one of the liveliest places in San Francisco.

Finally, it might be touristy, but a trip to San Francisco is incomplete without paying a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Not all of the restaurants are chains, and there are enough museums to suit anybody’s interests.

San Francisco is such a diverse city, every neighborhood offers a glimpse of a different culture and way of life.

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