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Type of Attraction
Neighborhoods, Shopping Areas & Stores
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, Photography, Art, Shopping
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Notes: Accessibility varies by location throughout SoMa.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Look for a restaurants or businesses that will let you use their restrooms.
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South of Market

Art and Nightlife

Folsom & Fremont
(Embarcadero to 11th St, between Market and Townsend)
San Francisco, CA


SoMa is one of San Francisco's youngest and edgiest areas, now filled with nightlife, artist lofts, and frayed-around-the edges urban chic shopping. Historically an industrial part of town, over the past decades SoMa (South of Market) has adapted to San Francisco's changing demographics. The economic boom changed the eastern side to an extension of the financial district, while the non-residential area is perfect for nightlife and the conversion of old factories into artists' lofts. Now dotted with museums, independent bookstores, and hip clubs, SoMa is the funky urban alternative to San Francisco's more commonly tourist-ridden spots.

What you should know before visiting SoMa

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business, restaurant, and club hours vary.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Unless you are going to a specific venue or shop, this isn't a neighborhood to just walk around in.
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: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Taxi
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking varies throughout this large stretch of the city. Pay close attention to street signs to avoid parking violations and fines!

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