North Beach Vacations

North Beach is in San Francisco. It makes up part of an important city that is home to 800,000 inhabitants. North Beach lies 2 miles (3 kilometers) from San Francisco’s heart. If you are flying in, North Beach is 12 miles (19 kilometers) away from Oakland International Airport.

If you are staying in the area, why not spend a day taking in nearby areas, like Chinatown, Nob Hill and Pacific Heights.

Take the opportunity to see the city center of San Francisco and include a a tour of Pier 39 and Lombard Street.

To really understand San Francisco, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Take a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the wonderful artworks at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Musee Mecanique and the California Historical Society. To experience San Francisco’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the gorgeous performing arts institutes such as Orpheum Theater, Teatro ZinZanni and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. There are plenty of excellent galleries to visit near here including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Cartoon Art Museum.

Enjoy a day of thrills, laughter and learning with the entire family at the Ride the Ducks San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center and the Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze. Bring your family to a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay, and see some fascinating creatures.

Get active in the great outdoors at the many beautiful destinations nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Have a break in one of the parks and gardens, which include Pioneer Park, Aquatic Park and Allyne Park. Put on your hiking shoes and enjoy the well-used nature parks for which this area is well known, like the TransAmerica Redwood Forest.

To really get a feel for the area, don’t miss some of the local sights such as Coit Tower, Grace Cathedral and the Yerba Buena Gardens. These spots are popular with travellers from all over the world. San Francisco features some evocative reminders of the past; begin your local history tour at Fort Mason and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. To get a little closer to San Francisco’s heart and soul, pay a visit to the area’s most sacred sites, such as the St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church.

Enjoy window shopping and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in the nearby shopping hotspots such as Ghirardelli Square, Embarcadero Center and Crocker Galleria.

For those travelling without kids there are some great places to spend time, such as Winery Collective.

During your stay in North Beach, be sure to see the San Francisco Giants baseball team in summer go into battle at AT&T Park. The stadium also hosts behind the scenes tours, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s operations and about sports heroes from the past.

For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. The Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square, the Hotel Nikko San Francisco and the Westin San Francisco Market Street are just some of the many great places to stay around here.

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