North Beach, San Francisco

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Area Surrounding Columbus Street at Union Street

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    North Beach: Real Charm

    by kidkilowatt Written Jun 22, 2005
    Figure on a church in North Beach

    Of all the neighborhoods in San Francisco, North Beach was my favorite. It was a beautiful co-mingling of a cool, hipster scene with old world, Italian American charm. North Beach was the center of the beat movement and there still stands today the City Lights Bookstore, which served as a hang out for beat poets such as Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti. Check it out at 261 Columbus Avenue, buy a book, and then head to one of the many Italian coffee shops that dot Columbus street, and spend some time reading. North Beach has lots to offer and is a really fun place to spend the afternoon.

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    Famous North Beach

    by katpanou Written Oct 4, 2004
    historic bookshop, for all things beatnik

    Famous for being a favorite hangout of the Beatnik generation,

    Famous for the legendary City Lights Bookstore still owned by beatnik Ferlingetti,

    Famous for its Italian restaurants and cafes

    You can't miss North Beach while you are in San Francisco

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    Go to North Beach. At night.

    by D._Pepper Written Apr 17, 2003

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    Boring during the day

    North Beach rocks. At night. Cool clubs. Jazz mostly. Pearl's is good. If you're a smoker, better bring nicotine patches. No smoking in all bars. Not even cigars are allowed!

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    Washington Square in North Beach

    by bellatrix Written Apr 5, 2003

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    Washington Square, North Beach, San Francisco

    After walking around North Beach, take a break in Washington Square. Me and Manoj took a little nap here, and it was a nice place to hang out.

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    Sun-worshippers in Washington...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Sun-worshippers in Washington Square outside the church of Saints Peter and Paul - the Italian church.

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