San Francisco's Original Financial District
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.
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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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