Experience San Francisco at its most magnificent in Pacific Heights. Find this exclusive neighborhood in the heart of the city, roughly bordered by Van Ness and Presidio Avenues and Pine and Vallejo streets. Walk along its elegant streets, lined with stunning mansions and beautiful views of San Francisco Bay.
Walk down Fillmore Street and explore its charming shops with clothing stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Check out the burgeoning dining scene, which offers restaurants ranging from small cafés to gourmet fine dining experiences.
Relax on one of the benches in Alta Plaza Park and take in additional beautiful views of the city. Play tennis or basketball or take the kids in your group to the colorful playground. Join the dog walkers and picnickers that flock to Lafayette Park.
The highlight of Pacific Heights is its stunning homes. Nearby, view Spreckels Mansion, the iconic colonnaded mansion belonging to famous novelist Danielle Steele. Travel back in time at the Victorian-style Haas-Lilienthal House, featuring original furniture and ornate decor.
One of the oldest buildings, located along Pacific Avenue, was built in 1853, but most of the homes were built after the devastating 1906 earthquake. See spectacular homes ranging in style from Victorian to Edwardian to Châteauesque and more. Spot the German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Vietnamese consulates.
Explore Billionaire’s Row, a segment of Broadway between Divisadero and Lyon streets. This exclusive corner of Pacific Heights has been home to some of the city’s wealthiest families, such as Larry Ellison and George Lucas.
Enjoy spectacular views from the top of the Lyon Street Steps. Look west toward the lush forest of the Presidio and east toward the glamorous mansions. See the city unfold below you with foggy San Francisco Bay beyond. From here, you may see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge and more.
Travel to the rest of the city from Pacific Heights. The Presidio, Marina and Nob Hill are all within walking distance. If you don’t feel like braving the hills on foot, hop on one of the many buses making frequent runs through the neighborhood.
Accommodation in Pacific Heights
A nice place to stay often equates to vacation bliss. Why not check out a selection of the finest accommodation in Pacific Heights on Expedia's Pacific Heights lodging guide.
Commence the quest for the ideal Pacific Heights base by looking into the latest offers at the esteemed Hotel Drisco, located at 2901 Pacific Avenue, and the Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, at 444 Presidio Ave. Alternatively, the Monte Cristo Inn, at 600 Presidio Avenue, and the Jackson Court, at 2198 Jackson St, are two value-for-money choices worth considering.