Lay of the Land
Union Square: Big-name luxury boutiques border this central plaza downtown.
Mission District: The fast-gentrifying neighborhood is known for its Latino culture and standout restaurants and bars.
Hayes Valley: A stone’s throw from the opera and symphony hall, Hayes Street is chockablock with chic shops and cafés.
Pacific Heights: Come to this mansion-filled hilltop for postcard-worthy views of the city.
SoMa: This sprawling area includes a plethora of museums, destination restaurants, and the ballpark, all amid a sea of parking lots and highway ramps.