Address: 566 Columbus Avenue at Union Street San Francisco , CA 94133
What to See!
Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike. Its observation deck, reached by elevator (tickets can be purchased in the gift shop), provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.
Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. The street was named after Lombard Street in Philadelphia by San Francisco surveyor Jasper OFarrell.
City Lights Book
Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is one of the few truly great independent bookstores in the United States, a place where booklovers from across the country and around the world come to browse, read, and just soak in the ambiance of alternative culture’s only "Literary Landmark." Although it has been more than fifty years since tour buses with passengers eager to sight "beatniks" began pulling up in front of City Lights, the Beats' legacy of anti-authoritarian politics and insurgent thinking continues to be a strong influence in the store, most evident in the selection of titles.
Address: 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Go where the Italians go! Grab a latte or cappuccino at Cafe Greco on Columbus Street and listent to the sounds of the locals. If you're feeling chatting you can also try your hand at practicing your Italian by partaking in the Italian Meetup group that meets every other Sunday at Cafe Greco.
Address: 423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Washington Square Park
Rediscover one of the City’s first parks, established in 1847. A popular North Beach stop for visitors and locals alike, this lively urban oasis is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants, as well as Saint Peter & Paul’s Church. The Square is a natural community gathering place with a long and fascinating history, hosting festivals, free movie nights and other special events throughout the year. It’s also a great spot to people-watch, walk your dog, toss a Frisbee or just relax on the lawn on a sunny day.