Just up the hill from Broadway, this area has tons of cafés, bakeries and some of the best Italian food in the city. You’re also right next to Columbus, the main thoroughfare through North Beach with all the book shops, bars and nightclubs. Pets are welcome here, and some apartments have views and a patio or balcony. Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower are a quarter mile to the north and the Embarcadero is just a half mile down the hill. The famous Kearny Street sidewalk steps are just outside your door.