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Columbus Avenue

San Francisco, CA
+1 415-986-9651
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked along this major street that starts around the Fisherman's Wharf area, runs through North Beach (Little Italy) through Chinatown and towards the Financial District. You easily spend a few days exploring the touristy Fishermans Wharf area or visiting Little Italy for Italian culture...More

Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Used to be considered the heart of the old Italian neighborhood, North Beach. And there still are a lot of old fashioned Italian restaurants around (search reviews for a good one). But today the ever-growing Asian population in San Francisco has expanded from Chinatown next...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a great place to walk on whatever direction you go to, although there are high number of homeless, unlike any other city I have seen - proof that the municipality does not do anything to enhance the life of these people. Lots of...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This used to be the Italian centerpiece of SF, but now it is becoming a wing of Chinatown for better or worse.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lots of traffic on this through street make this not such a pleasant walk nor a good place to sit outside at a cafe. A bunch of old fashioned Italian restaurants and some clubs. Chinatown is spilling over into this area.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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...More

Thank RonWaer
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...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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
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
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
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