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St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral in Washington Square

Many Italian cafe's and restaurants surround the North Beach neighborhood


Situated South of Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach is everything Italian. Walking around North Beach one quickly sees all the Italian cafes and restaurants on almost every inch of the block. The primary Historical landmark in North Beach is the twin spires of St. Peter and Paul Church. While it has become one of the most priciest neighborhoods in town, it still remains humble and open to everyone. The beach that gave this town its name has been taken over by landfill.


Key landmarks:
Coit Tower
Lombard Street
Telegraph Hill
St. Peter & Paul Church
Italian Cafe's

Borders: Washington, Beach and Embarcadero

Washington Square Park is situated right in the center of town. It's not uncommon to see residents practicing their Tai Chi or a volleyball game. Always the best weather in the Bay Area can be found in North Beach. Don't forget Lombard Street, the famous winding downhill road where thousands visit daily. On your San Francisco tour, San Francisco Comprehensive Tours will be sure to visit there.

Also see North Beach in our itinerary section.