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Columbus Avenue

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Columbus Avenue is about 1 mile in length and runs from Beach Street towards the financial district and ends at the foot of the Trans America Pyramid. There is a mix of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Columbus Avenue is about 1 mile in length and runs from Beach Street towards the financial district and ends at the foot of the Trans America Pyramid. There is a mix of restaurants, stores and eclectic shops. About half way through your stroll you walk by Washington Park made famous in “Dirty Harry”. As you get closer to the financial... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Columbus avenue is a street that slices diagonally through the grid of the city. The bulk of it is in the heart of little Italy, and little Italy has lots of heart. Find a trattoria with seating on the side walk and watch the city go by.

Thank RonWaer
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of unique depreciation shops here that you'll only find by walking. Parking here is easy and central to other districts/hills. The SF fascination with Columbus (this street and the monument by Coit Tower) got me into a bit of research. This area was also the original Little Italy.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great little card shop yes but so much more than that. Great place to buy unique souvenirs. Stop here first if you like to journal I bought the cutest one and my daughter bought the same one.

Thank ladybuginthesouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went this street several times, mostly passed by car. There are little traffic jam here. The street is always alive with so many people and small lovely shops. Also you can find lunch or dinner places.

Thank Semih A
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

After our Dinner at Brandy Ho's (217 Columbus) we went for a stroll along this Avenue that is famous for the TransAmerica Pyramid, the North Beach area, and lots of adult entertainment venues. It is quite interesting how one side is "a bit seedy," and the other side has some great restaurants and bookstores. It is a good pace for... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Went to the restaurant, Tosca, on Columbus ave. It is a very lively place. Food and drink were just fine and service not bad fir such a busy place. Definitely a eating and drinking place for the "younger set" whatever age that is. Read the menu carefully because there are some good choices hidden there.

Thank climber06
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I recommend walking, not driving this one. Start in China Town... Do that towards columbus (make House of Nanking your last stop in China Town, it's near Columbo...) then transition to this North beach neighborhood. Oh... While your in China Town... Share a lunch dish so your not too stuffed for all the Italian yummyness. Stop in a cafe and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Columbus Avenue is a row of about five blocks or so that has a beautiful sidewalks of Italian Cafe. San Francisco is my hometown. It is categorized by districts, and Columbus Avenue is in the heart of "North Beach" known as the Italian town. Here, you will find authentic Italian restaurants, lots of really good pizza spots, but the best... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This is the place for nightly entertainment and bars. Good places to eat and be entertained. Lively and crowded during peak nights.

Thank Houston N

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