Main Street of North Beach
San Francisco, CA
Columbus Avenue is many things rolled into one: historic avenue, a busy nightlife center, scenic vista point, and a vital commercial artery of the city. Connecting the Financial District, Telegraph Hill, and Fisherman's Wharf, Columbus Ave cuts through the city in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the Bay. It's also the home of North Beach's many Italian restaurants, and weekend nights bring hundreds of hungry locals and visitors to the outside dining. Historically, Columbus Avenue was the heart of San Francisco's Beat Poetry movement. Close to Washington Square, you'll find the stairs to Coit Tower, which sits atop Telegraph Hill with splendid views of the city. Continue along Columbus until you reach Russian Hill and Fisherman's Wharf, and you'll find some fantastic views of the Financial District (especially the TransAm building). Do yourself a favor, and reserve plenty of time to explore the most unique street in the world; no trip to San Francisco is complete without it.
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Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: It is difficult to find parking, but be patient and you'll find a spot. Pay close attention to street signs to avoid fines.
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