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San Francisco’s sprawling SoMa district, stretching from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, between Market and Townsend, is a multifaceted neighborhood that attracts visitors and locals alike. This once desolate area has, in recent years, given way to a plentiful array of nightspots, hotels, restaurants, and cafes that make up this growing epicenter of technological and creative innovation.

 

 
 

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

 

INTERNATIONAL SMOKE
301 Mission Street
An exciting new collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry, this trendy space tales global BBQ to a whole new level.

COQUETA
Pier 5, The Embarcadero
Michael Chiarello's restaurant showcases modern and traditional Spanish tapas with a outdoor patio.

ALEXANDER'S STEAKHOUSE
448 Brannan Street
Elegant steakhouse with a Japanese influences. Ready to splurge? Go all out with the Chef's Table Experience. 

LA MAR CEBICHERIA PERUANA
Pier 1 1/2, The Embarcadero
Exceptional cuisine. Delicious pisco sours. Location. THE place to be for the ultimate Peruvian dining experience. 

ROOH
333 Brannan Street, Suite #150
Relaxed, communal dining delivers modern Indian dishes with a California twist. 

COCKSCOMB
464 Fourth Street
More than just an oyster bar, Chris Cosentino's upscale fare also features a variety of dishes appealing to any carnivore. Check out the monthly dinner specials. 

MARLOWE
500 Brannan Street
Neighborhood bistro serving meat-centric, California comfort food.

PRESS CLUB
20 Yerba Buena Lane
Knowledgable staff serves hard to find wines, paired with small bites.

SALT HOUSE
545 Mission Street
Bustling and trendy brick-lined restaurant for casual American Fare and creative cocktails.

THE ALCHEMIST
679 Third Street
Dim, trendy cocktail bar with steampunk décor prepares signature drinks with house-made ingredients.

NOVELA
662 Mission Street
Literary-themed lounge with tasty, unique cocktails named after famous characters from beloved works. 

HARLOT
46 Minna Street
Swanky lounge transforms to late night club with burlesque artwork. 

LORD GEORGE
555 Second Street
Seafood, shareable plates, cocktails, and beer in a low-key neighborhood gastropub with polished décor.

PROSPECT
300 Spear Street
A San Francisco staple highlighting modern American cuisine. Creative menus, crafty cocktails, an extensive wine list and professional service make this SOMA spot quite a treat.


 
 

ARTS & CULTURE

 

SOMARTS
934 Brannan Street
Dynamic artistic programs featuring local artists with a goal of promoting social change. 

RINCON PARK
The Embarcadero & Folsom Street
Waterfront park with a promenade and a giant bow and arrow sculpture, plus Bay Bridge views.

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM
736 Mission Street
Exhibits cover Jewish history, art and culture, geared towards the 21st century audience. After your visit, grab a bite at the Wise Sons Jewish Deli. 

SFMOMA
151 Third Street
Internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art. The first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th Century art.

YERBA BUENA GARDENS
701 Mission Street
Following their motto of "the culture that moves people," the Yerba Buena Gardens features a one stop shop for art, music, nature, food and shopping. The best part? Many of its attractions are family friendly and free.


 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

FLYWHEEL SPORTS
71 Spear Street
Classes offer the ultimate in indoor cycling. Unparalleled technology combined with enthusiastic instructors equal proven results.  

BARRY’S BOOTCAMP
236 King Street
Celebrity favorite workout program with signature hour-long “shock” workouts mixing interval cardio and strength training.

MAIDEN LANE STUDIO
80 Maiden Lane
Pilates, barre and yoga sessions for all levels in an intimate, personal setting.

AVANT-BARRE
592 Third Street
Ballet-based full body workout which tests strength, flexibility and stamina while working your entire body from start to finish.

WHEEL HOUSE
1 Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level
A cutting-edge studio dedicated to the combination of yoga, core strength classes and indoor cycling.

COCOON URBAN DAY SPA
330 First Street
Exclusive urban sanctuary, where treatments and services are carried out in a serene and tranquil environment. Focus is primarily on effectiveness, with a generous dose of luxury and relaxation.


 
 

HOTELS

 

HOTEL VITALE
8 Mission Street
Pet-friendly and Green certified, this is San Francisco's ultimate luxury waterfront boutique hotel. 

HOTEL VIA
138 King Street
Conveniently located across from AT&T Park, this brand new property draws visitors and locals alike with its service, amenities and breathtaking rooftop lounge.

ST. REGIS
125 Third Street
An upscale high rise with a posh bar, exclusive spa and impeccably decorated rooms.

W SAN FRANCISCO
181 Third Street
Contemporary hotel with city views, posh dining, and two hip bars, plus a luxe spa and fitness center.


NEIGHBORHOOD NECESSITIES

 

RINCON CENTER
121 Spear Street
Historic building comprised of an entire city block with restaurants, cafes and shops. The unique fountain waterfall and controversial murals are always a hit.

WOODLANDS MARKET
203 Folsom Street
Full-service neighborhood market with a variety of fresh, sustainable and organic goods. 

FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE
1 Ferry Building
Filled with gourmet shops and restaurants, the Ferry Building Marketplace is truly a destination in itself. Favorites include Mijita, The Slanted Door and Acme Bread. And don't forget the Farmer's Market, showcasing Bay Area vendors every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


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