North Beach/Telegraph Hill

North Beach/Telegraph Hill Travel Guide

Hotels in North Beach/Telegraph Hill

Although the guiding motif is the Beat era, this 15-room hotel feels more like a 1930’s pensione in Florence, only without the meals—and there’s no room service, no doorman (you’re given a key to the front door), and no elevator either.

Restaurants in North Beach/Telegraph Hill

Make a beeline for the back display cases and order Stella’s signature sacripantina, a hard-to-find Genoese specialty. The rum-soaked sponge cake, layered with zabaglione, is somehow both richly creamy and wonderfully light.

Things to do in North Beach/Telegraph Hill

An espresso pioneer, Trieste has been roasting beans and caffeinating the city since 1956. On Saturday afternoons, the owners and other local musicians belt out everything from opera to Patsy Cline.