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Civic Center

Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-826-1401
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There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
Civic Center
+1 415-826-1401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today, we attended a play at the Golden Gate theater (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) and I purposely chose the 2pm showing so my tweens and I could walk under the protection of daylight. I've parked at the Civic Center Garage before...More

Thank Kimbers W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We regularly take BART to civic center to attend opera and ballet at the War Memorial. There is a gauntlet of drug addicts, pushers, homeless people, & beggars to endure on the walk from the station. The streets & sidewalks often have garbage, litter, &...More

Thank jsaul
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Bart has 1 escalator working. The homeless used the entire area to shoot up. It's a dangerous place to walk. The food in the surrounding area is subpar.

Thank Gadsby3030
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Civic Center has special memories for us, as well as being a nice central plaza area for rallies and St Pats events.

Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I was in sfo for a business trip at the federal building. Walked around civic center. Beautiful rotunda. It is an architectural marvel. Must see at least one time. 👍 Enjoyed the nearby too.

Thank Katymitt
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Despite the recent gentrification, this area is still pretty rough and prone to crime. Be careful when you out there at night.

1  Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This stop was part of our tour. It was a nice view. It appeared really nice for picture-taking purposes.

Thank Moneymagnet889
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The rotunda of the City Hall is a must-see. I would recommend going to the Civic Center with a tour guide, as there are many pertinent and interesting details to learn, which will greatly enhance the experience.

Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Always enjoy visiting the City Civic Center even on business...there is usually numerous happy wedding occasions in process and the Rotunda Dome is magnificent with the beautiful sweeping staircase and during the holiday season a delightfully decorated Christmas Tree....tours of the building available.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of the gems of the city. There are weddings all day in the main hall. This landmark was restored during the Mayorship of Willie Brown in the 80's. Lovely building and daily tours (free).

Thank Otaytak
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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