San Francisco’s Mission District is a cultural mishmash worth exploring if you’re into artisan coffee, boutique pastries, art galleries, dive bars, and lazing in the park.
Sandwiched between the Marina and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is a stroll down shopping lane for yoga pant-wearing ladies with strollers and small dogs. The main drag, Union Street between Divisadero and Laguna, is great for a walk, with plenty of restaurants, bars, coffee and juice shops to stop and refuel.
Located in the geographic center of San Francisco, Cole Valley is bordered by Stanyan Street to the west, Carmel Street to the south, Clayton Street to the east, and Waller Street to the north. It is a neighborhood characterized by shady, tree lined streets, well maintained homes, excellent schools, and a sense of community.