San Francisco - Downtown & Civic Center (Chapter)
This is the Downtown & Civic Center chapter from Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guidebook.
Downtown has all the urban amenities: art galleries, swanky hotels, first-run theaters and a mall. Civic Center is a zoning conundrum, with great performances and Asian art on one side of City Hall, and dive bars and soup kitchens on the other.
- marveling at the largest viewable collection of Eastern art outside Asia at the Asian Art Museum
- drinking in spectacular bay views while eating your way through the Ferry Building
- hearing impresario Michael Tilson Thomas conduct Mahler or Beethoven at the San Francisco Symphony
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping and Shopping.
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