The Richmond District is a multicultural haven. While popularly thought of as the city’s second Chinatown, it also blends Japanese, Irish, Korean, Thai, and Russian roots into a lively, family-friendly whole.
Geary Boulevard and Clement and Balboa streets form the backbone of the Richmond’s lively commercial districts. Rich diversity is on full display through locally-owned shops, restaurants serving dim sum, pho, Korean BBQ, and other delicious specialties, multiple Russian bakeries, cultural touchstones like neighborhood favorite Green Apple Books, and more. Pubs like the Pig and Whistle and the Bitter End sit next to neighborhood dives and modern upscale cocktail lounges, making the Richmond an excellent place to explore on foot.
The Richmond is equally renowned for its proximity to nature. Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, Ocean and Baker beaches, Land’s End, and other landmarks offer natural splendor for surfers, hikers, and anyone who enjoys fresh air.
The Richmond is divided by Park Presidio into two neighborhoods: Inner and Outer Richmond. Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge provide easy access to Marin and the greater North Bay; catching a bus into central San Francisco is easy from Geary Boulevard and California Street, which run east and west from the Richmond throughout the entirety of the city.