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Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley
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Type of Attraction
Neighborhoods, Shopping Areas & Stores
Interests That Apply
Shopping, Fashion, Local Culture, Art, Culinary Arts
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Price: Free
It's free to visit, but expensive to buy nearly anything, including dinner.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Notes: Accessibility varies by location in Hayes Valley.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Any restaurant you choose to visit will have restrooms. If you aren't buying, you may have to search for somewhere accommodating.
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Hayes Valley

An Area of Culture

Off The Beaten Path

Hayes St
(between Laguna and Franklin Sts)
San Francisco, CA


Although in the past it had a seedier reputation akin to New York's Times Square, today's Hayes Valley is the ultimate destination for San Francisco's genteel symphony-goers and opera fans. The neighborhood's location right by the War Memorial Opera House and Louise Davies Symphony Hall makes Hayes Valley a spot for top-notch shopping. There are not many restaurants, but you can find in their place a plethora of bistros and brasseries, or mingle with moneyed San Franciscans in one of the many art galleries. All the shops are chic and lively, so make a reservation if you are trying to catch a quick bite before the show.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business hours vary for Hayes Valley.
Visit Time: 30min-3hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: It's free to visit, but expensive to buy nearly anything, including dinner.


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: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Pay close attention to street signs to avoid fines.

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