San Francisco - Downtown, Civic Centre & SoMa (PDF Chapter)

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The cluster of monumental stone buildings and plazas around City Hall is called Civic Cen-ter. Start your day at the Asian Art Museum, then shop around Union Sq. Come nightfall, SoMa bars, nightclubs and drag cabarets encourage outrageousness.

  • graze the Northern California food scene with incredible bay views at Ferry Building, a showcase for the Bay Area’s food purveyors and organic farmers
  • maps
  • get lost in mesmerizing installation art at the new triple-sized San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) – and discuss it over museum-quality meals at In Situ
  • transport
  • squeal with glee during a cable-car trip and congratulate yourself for not wearing shorts and shivering the whole way
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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