Pacific Heights lures both visitor and native with astounding panoramas of the Bay and distant hills. Stately Victorian and Art Deco apartments line the lushly landscaped streets and the general atmosphere is one of abundance, wealth, and comfort perched above the Marina. Pacific Heights has a variety of casual or fine dining and some nightlife.
Public Transit: multiple Muni lines run through Pacific Heights. Visit 511.org to plan your trip.
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Pacific Heights exudes a quiet elegance that it’s possessed since the wealthy Nob Hill residents settled here at the turn of the century (looking for better views of the Bay, probably). The upscale boutiques, restaurants, and furniture stores of Upper Fillmore provide plenty of opportunities for well-heeled patrons to spend their cash — whether newly acquired or inherited.
If all this real estate has you hankering for a peek indoors, tour the Haas-Lilienthal House. This fully furnished and preserved 1886 Queen Anne Victorian, replete with turrets and gables, is sure to satisfy your desires for a taste of elegance. The house, which serves as headquarters for the Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage, is open for tours Wednesdays and Sundays. 2007 Franklin St., (415) 441-3000. Spreckels Mansion at 2080 Washington Street is an ornate, pre-WWI home fronting Lafayette Park, where romance novelist Danielle Steel and family currently reside.
Alta Plaza Park: panoramic views of the city and Bay. This 12-acre park contains a playground, basketball court, tennis courts and an off leash dog area.
Lafayette Park: another great place to hang out in your down time. Lafayette Park also has a playground, basketball court, tennis court and off leash dog area.
Union Street Shopping: amidst chic shops and restaurants, enjoy the brightly painted Victorians and secret courtyards. As much fun at night as it is in the daytime.
Nearby Points of Interest
Golden Gate Bridge: arguably one of the world’s most beautiful bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge is an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco. Over 45 million vehicles cross the bridge annually!
Marina Green: be sure to stroll the mile-long Marina Green, where joggers, bicyclists, walkers and roller-bladers get both exercise and fabulous views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and Alcatraz Island.
The Presidio: is located at the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge and contains Fort Point, Crissy Field, and the Walt Disney Family Museum.