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Little Italy

The North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco is a centrally located neighborhood that is most well known for its large population of Italian immigrants. North Beach has been dubbed "little Italy" because of its vast number of Italian restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. Washington Square sits in the middle of North Beach, with Coit Tower sitting majestically in the foreground. Cafes and restaurants surround the square providing for perfect outside seating on warm sunny days. Head to one of the many Italian bakeries and grab some cannolis to-go and enjoy a picnic in the square. North Beach is also a great place to spend an evening. Perhaps dine at the famous Stinking Rose (an Italian restaurant that adds some food to their garlic) and then head over to Caffe Trieste for a late night espresso. There are tons of nightlife spots to hit up as well, so you certainly won't run out of fun things to do in this vibrant Italian neighborhood. North Beach was also the epicenter of the beat movement during the 1950's and 60's so spots like City Light Books and Vesuvio bar have tons of history and stories. We recommend simply wandering the streets of North Beach and going in and out of shops. North Beach is a hub for culture and activities so you will likely find something that you love.

Utrip Tips

*Washington Square
*St. Peter and Paul Church
*Coit Tower
*The Saloon
*Vesuvio
*The Stinking Rose
*City Lights Bookstore
*15 Romolo
*Z Cioccolato
*Stella Pasty and Cafe

Open in Google Maps: 600 Columbus Avenue, North Beach

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