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Russian Hill

Russian Hill
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Type of Attraction
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Local Culture, Art, Culinary Arts, Shopping, Outdoors
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Notes: There are steep hills, and accessibility varies by location.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Visit some of the shops or restaurants for restrooms.
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Russian Hill

A Relaxing, Inviting Neighborhood

Off The Beaten Path

Hyde and Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94123


Russian Hill, a lower-key cousin of its swank neighbor Nob Hill, is a pleasant residential neighborhood spotted with restaurants and shops perfect for a relaxed sojourn after visiting San Francisco's more crowded neighborhoods. Russian Hill was named in the 1850s as pioneers found several mysterious tombstones bearing Cyrillic inscriptions; no consensus was reached as to where they had come from, and the Russian influence never outlived these tablets. A French Quarter feel has taken over a corner of the neighborhood where baguettes can be purchased in a variety of authentic bistros and bakeries. Russian Hill is accessible from the Powell-Mason cable car line and from Fisherman's Wharf.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: You can take in the views by day or night, but individual business hours vary.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Time spent here depends on whether you are just walking through, or stopping for a meal and shopping.
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: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Walking
Notes: To get here take MUNI: 19 Polk or the Hyde Street Cable Car. Parking can be found, but it can also be scarce.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Street parking may be limited depending upon time of visit. Pay close attention to street signs to avoid fines!

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