South of Market is known for being walkable and business-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. With hotels and accommodation to suit everyone's tastes, South of Market serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater San Francisco area.
Sightseeing around South of Market
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Society of California Pioneers, Children's Creativity Museum, and Intersection for the Arts feature captivating exhibits. You can buy tickets to live performances at Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts, Warfield Theater, and Golden Gate Theatre. Monuments like Defenestration Building, St. Patrick Catholic Church, and Lotta's Fountain are well regarded. Flood Building, Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, and Glide Memorial United Methodist Church are well-known local landmarks. Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center, San Francisco Zen Center, and Aquarium of the Bay are family favorites.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Local parks like Yerba Buena Gardens, TransAmerica Redwood Forest, and Lafayette Park are peaceful spots. At Mt. Davidson Park, Ring Mountain, and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, take some time to really appreciate nature. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Westfield Metreon, Westfield San Francisco Center Shopping Mall, and Crocker Galleria. If you have some more time, pay a visit to AT&T Park, Embarcadero Center, or Ferry Building.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Union Square, Lombard Street, and Fisherman's Wharf. You can also check out San Francisco Mint, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Museum of Craft and Folk Art.
Getting around South of Market
Ready to get out and explore the city? Civic Center Station is the closest metro station.
At 11.3 miles (18.2 km), San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is the closest major airport to South of Market. You can also fly in and out of Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is located 11.3 miles (18.2 km) away.