Getting around San Francisco’s neibourhoods

Using San Francisco maps is a great way to explore the city and get to know your way around. The city has so many different places to see that is difficult to decide where to start. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to see them all.

The Civic Center Neighborhood is a great area to start your exploring of San Francisco. Located just a couple blocks north of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue this bustling cultural area is full of great architectural sites and it also contains city hall that was built in a neo-classical style. There are also sites such as the Asian Art Museum and the War Memorial Opera House.

Russian Hill is a very interesting part of San Francisco that is located in the central part of the city. This part of the city was settled during the time of the gold rush and has some of the most recognizable sites in the entire city. At the top of the hill where the neighborhood is located you can easily see the two large bridges in the bay and the famous Alcatraz island.

For good reasons this is a popular tourist area. Cable cars go whizzing by on Hyde Street and there are lots of small boutique shops and restaurants that offer great food and have eclectic ambiance. By looking on your San Francisco map you can find Lombard Street and this steep-hilled street is considered the crookedest street in the entire world with eight very sharp curves.

A visit to this wonderful city is not complete with stopping by the South of Market popularly known as just SoMa. This is pure high energy museums, art galleries, shops and much more. The area is vibrant, artsy and has a theatre like feel. The area has a long time relationship with gay rights history.