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