Italian • Nightlife • Beatnik
Walkable and likable, this neighborhood has a diverse array of people that are as fun to observe as the gorgeous views. By day, pay homage to the Beatnik era with a visit to Jack Kerouac Alley and the Beat Museum, or tap into the area's Italian roots by sampling the authentic fare —afternoon Chianti anyone? Nighttime is a whole different story, when neon lights come on to illuminate the neighborhood's offbeat side—sultry cabarets and strip clubs.
Channel your inner Jack Kerouac as you amble through the cozy neighborhood of North Beach and taste from these standout eateries—hint: there's loads of Italian food. Then walk off the calories as you scale Coit Tower and get a sprawling view of the Bay.
Guide · October 28, 2017