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Pacific Heights

An elegant area that embodies the idea of San Francisco


Pacific Heights is a beautiful neighborhood full of old houses and elegant shopping. A favorite among tourists and locals for the upscale shopping and people watching on Fillmore Street, Pacific Heights has a strong history as the residential area of the nouveau riche. This area has remained relatively quiet and residential over the years with shopping as its main draw. It’s wonderful views and Victorian mansions also draw the attention of locals and tourists alike.



Pacific Heights sits close to downtown and is surrounded by the Marina. Presidio is to the north with Richmond, Western Addition and Downtown to the South. To the east is Nob Hill, a similar neighborhood to Pacific Heights. The neighborhood's close proximity to many areas makes for easy walking and transit.



Often called “The Painted Ladies,” Pacific Heights has some of the best examples of Queen Anne and Edwardian architecture in the city. What makes this neighborhood so unique is the way these styled-homes are clustered together. Pacific Heights also has a large number of art deco homes from the 1920s, as a contrast to the classical Queen Annes. Home to some of the best views in the city, Pacific Heights features many homes with big windows for ideal scenery.

Landmarks & Scenes:

The famous Fillmore Street of San Francisco serves as the hub of good food and shopping within Pacific Heights Don't forget to take the stairs to the top of Alta Plaza Park for incredible views!

Food &Drink:

Richmond Heights has many options to choose from such as SPQR, a restaurant that pairs the taste and class of Pacific Heights with great food and drinks. You can also try out the Social Study, a great place to get work done, or to catch up with a friend in this intimate atmosphere.


Shopping is varied in this area with everything from high-end clothing boutiques, Cotelac and Marc Jacobs, to local book stores.


Stocked with an extensive movie list, full bar and food menu, Sundance Cinemas offers far more than your average movie theater for a fun night out. Head over to Clay for a quaint and cozy experience and catch an internationally acclaimed film right on Fillmore Street.

Sports & Outdoors:  

Run (or walk) up the stairs to the top of Alta Vista Park and enjoy the panoramic city views. Alta Vista Park also offers full tennis and basketball courts that are open to the public.

Arts & Culture:

For culture, Pacific Heights sits right on the border of San Francisco's Japantown, featuring some of the best Japanese food and stores the city has to offer. For the arts, Paper Source embodies San Francisco charm with their large collection of cards, decorative papers and stamps.


Enjoy a sunny day at the park with the family or visit the playground that sits on top of the park.