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diamond in the rough

Formerly a lovely small neighborhood overshadowed by the rougher neighborhoods bordering it, this is now a more hip neighborhood with million dollar condos, great restaurants, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Formerly a lovely small neighborhood overshadowed by the rougher neighborhoods bordering it, this is now a more hip neighborhood with million dollar condos, great restaurants, and steps away from city hall, opera, ballet, etc on one side, and painted ladies, USF, golden gate park on the other side. As with every transition, there are still a lot of rough patches,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Found some really unique stores like UKO and many others. A really great street for finding unusual things.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Just take Number 21 Bus up Market Street. This is an area behind the SF Opera and Symphony Hall. It is a small shopping are full of small boutiques and restaurants. It is about 5 block long with shopping on both sides. At the top is a lovely restaurant called Petit Crenn that is an amazing place for dinner. Reservations... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Hayes Valley is a neighborhood of San Francisco between Alamo Square and the Civic Center. In the past years it has really transformed into an area with lots of nice (trendy) restaurants, shops and galleries. This was not the case years ago- it was a place one avoided. Now it is a great place to walk and enjoy this unique... More 

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Winchester, UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Sorry to all the exclusive boutique and hipster bar owners, but, unless you happen to be in the area, don't bother. Focus instead on Cow Hollow or, of course, Haight Ashbury. We didn't do any serious shopping in any of the three, but the latter two have more to offer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I enjoy visiting this neighborhood whenever I'm in town. Lots of cute little shops and places to eat. Love going to Patricia's Green. Great place to people watch while eating some ice cream from Smitten (which is right there) and enjoy the local art.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

There is a lot of cool shopping place, restaurant and cafe to hang out also it really close to my place...love to go there 10 mins walk from my place

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This area is hidden away and includes an interesting mix of shops and restaurants. Definitely worth a stop.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I worked in Hayes some years ago, when it was considered a neighborhood where you wouldn't want to be at night. Now, it is "cool." The major changes are upgrades in the caliber of the boutiques and restaurants. There is also a lot of infill of new, interesting small apartment buildings.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Although I've been to SF Bay Area many times, it was my first time to visit Hayes Valley ~ there're a lot of small, independent shops & restaurants. Good vibe & great shopping!

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Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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