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Jackson Square

Jackson Square
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Type of Attraction
Shopping Areas & Stores, Neighborhoods, Buildings & Monuments, Streets & Squares
Interests That Apply
History, Art, Architecture, Local Culture, Shopping
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Jackson Square

San Francisco's Original Financial District

Off The Beaten Path

Columbus and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA CA 94133


Once San Francisco's Barbary Coast, famous for its gambling, rough characters, and women of the night, Jackson Square is one of the city's oldest areas, even surviving the 1906 earthquake and fire mostly intact. The sudden flood of miners entering California during the Gold Rush made Jackson Square San Francisco's first financial center, long before the TransAm pyramid and the Bank of America skyscrapers graced the skyline. The Jackson Square Historical District is now filled with shops, restaurants, and a unique variety of vintage antique shops. At the foot of Columbus Ave, this is a great spot to check out San Francisco's past before heading up the hill toward North Beach or the Financial District.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business times vary.
Visit Time: 30min-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: If parking on the street pay close attention to street signs to avoid fines!

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