San Francisco's Main Thoroughfare
San Francisco, CA 94103-94131
Strictly in a cartographic sense, Market Street is most likely the most confusing street in San Francisco. It cuts diagonally through the city, transforming a neat grid of avenues into a confusing array of five-way intersections, triangle-shaped buildings, and one-way streets. Nonetheless, once on Market Street, you will transect some of the most distinct neighborhoods in the city. Starting at the Waterfront, Market makes its way towards the Financial District, where some of the biggest department stores can be found. From here it is a short way to Union Square--and even more shopping. From Powell, take a cable car up the city for some fresh air and some views of the city. Market is closest to this city's Main Ave, and without its crazy diagonal slant it just wouldn't be San Francisco.
Best Modes of Transportation:
Notes: MUNI: F rides all along Market Street. Other MUNI buses run along Market, but not for the whole way.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There is not much parking on Market, and side-street parking will be limited. Keep an eye out for one of the many parking garages nearby.
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