North Beach and Telegraph Hill
One of San Francisco’s 44 hills, North Beach connects many cultures and is the conduit between the financial district and some of the greatest landmarks and tourist attractions in the city. Within just a few blocks you can look out from Coit Tower, visit the sea lions at Pier 39 and dine on some of the best pasta in the world.
Whether shopping on Grant Street, perusing books at City Lights Bookstore …or taking in an espresso at Café Trieste before relaxing in Washington Square you will feel both a mix of diversity and tradition in this lively area.
Adjoining North Beach is the quieter Telegraph Hill neighborhood where some homes pass generation to generation as the stories are sometimes told by an Italian grandma you might find resting in the doorway waving to people passing by.
Secret steps to lookouts, small cafes and sandwich shops, and one of the best neighborhood community centers – Telegraph Hill celebrates family and a community culture still thriving in San Francisco today. Don’t forget to look up as you might just catch the famous flock of parrots flying by …while some may say they rest in the trees near Coit Tower, we happen to know they love the afternoons on Francisco Street.
The Parrots of Telegraph Hill tell you the story of their arrival and how they’ve ruffled a few feathers over the years.
Unique stores celebrating emerging artists and international wares to hip fashion designs, and eclectic eateries
You are on solid ground with a view from almost every street. North Beach/Telegraph Hill maintains