Bay Area — No. California
San Francisco Attractions
Top 10 Fun Things To Do
in North Beach
North Beach — Little Italy
San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is also known as "Little
Italy." Filled with cozy Italian restaurants,
cafés and coffee houses, unique shops, bustling Broadway
nightclubs and bars, it's no wonder that North Beach is one of
hangouts — and a great place for people-watching! Every Summer, locals and visitors alike come to the North
Beach Festival — one of San Francisco's oldest
Italian street fairs.
We've put together a Top 10 list of Fun Things To Do when visiting North Beach.
1. North Beach Restaurants,
Outdoor Cafés & Coffee Houses
North Beach is one of our favorite San Francisco hang-outs, especially at night.
We love dining here, particularly when entertaining family, friends, out-of-town
guests and business associates. North Beach offers fun little restaurant with al fresco dining — great for people-watching!
Our favorite North Beach
2. Saints Peter & Paul
Visit Saints Peter & Paul
Church — a historic landmark that dates
back to 1884. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding
pictures taken here after their City Hall wedding. The church is
located at Washington Square Park.
3. Washington Square Park
This tranquil grassy park is located in Washington
Square, in the heart of North Beach. The park, lined with
and coffee houses, is frequented by tourists and locals alike
— it's a fun place to hang-out, relax, and people-watch. It's
filled with people during the annual North
Fun San Francisco Walking Tours,
Italy and North Beach
Coit Tower sits atop Telegraph Hill in
the heart of San Francisco, near North Beach. The 210-ft. tower
offers magnificent views of the city from its Observation Deck.
Coit Tower Murals, protected as a historical treasure, can be
viewed inside the first floor of Coit Tower — the murals
depict working life in 1930s California.
5. City Lights Book Store
Co-founded by poet/painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1953, City Lights is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in World Literature,
Arts, and Progressive Politics. City Lights is located at 261 Columbus Avenue.
Fun San Francisco Walking Tours, including "Little
Italy and North Beach Walking Tour" and Chinatown Walking
Beach Blanket Babylon
Beach Blanket Babylon is a "must-see" San Francisco
Musical Extravaganza. It's the
longest-running, biggest Hit Musical Review in theater history.
And when you see it, you'll know why — it's one-of a-kind
and you'll talk about this show for years!
7. The Beat Museum
The Beat Museum is a great place to find out everything you always wanted to know about the Beat Generation, Beatniks, Hipsters and Hippies — and the era that changed the world.
8. Broadway Nightclubs & Bars
and Adult Entertainment
Broadway, a popular
San Francisco hot spot, features a variety of Nightclubs, Restaurants
and Bars. Famous for it's adult entertainment in the 60's, Broadway still
boasts a thriving nightlife. The action starts after 10pm at most of these Hot
Clubs. Expect long lines, especially on weekends.
Check out the adult shops along Broadway — it's
a fun place for window-shopping...or to pick up those "hard-to-find" personal items :)
Tours of North Beach Gentlemen's Clubs
Couples Tours of North Beach Gentlemen's Clubs
9. Molinari Delicatessen
373 Columbus Avenue
This popular Italian North Beach Deli — a San Francisco institution — has
been around "forever." Stop by and pick up a gourmet made-to-order
focaccia sandwich or picnic lunch-to-go and — the
deli carries a fantastic selection of imported cheeses,
meats (wonderful prosciutto and salami), fine wines and more... The place
is always crowded, but it's worth the wait :)
10. Cobb's Comedy Club
For over 20 years, Cobb's Comedy Club has been one
of the top clubs in the country for stand-up comedy. Catch one of
these fun Comedy Shows during your next visit to San Francisco.
Cobb's Comedy Club is located at 915 Columbus Avenue, just
north of Lombard
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