The Marina mixes youthful vitality, exquisite oceanfront sights, and a hint of the outdoors into one truly iconic San Francisco neighborhood, balancing playful and relaxed with comfortable ease.
The Palace of Fine Arts remains a city landmark over a century after its construction for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, while Crissy Field has transformed from a former airstrip into a nature lover’s paradise, perfect for picnicking and hiking with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop. The Marina Green runs along the bay, attracting joggers and sightseers; it sits next to Fort Mason, which has evolved from army post to cultural hub, home to multiple galleries, restaurants, cafes, and bars, plus regular events like West Coast Craft and the popular weekly Off the Grid food truck gatherings from March to October. Off the Grid’s dizzying array of cuisine also ventures into the Presidio for ‘Presidio Picnic’ on spring and summer Sundays.
The Marina is a hub of San Francisco nightlife, with Union and Chestnut streets at the epicenter. Between boutiques and neighborhood watering holes like Tipsy Pig are world-class restaurants like superstar chef Dominique Crenn’s three Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn, making the Marina a mecca of eating, drinking, and shopping.
The Marina sits next to the San Francisco Bay, with Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow to the south, the Presidio to the west, and Van Ness Avenue to the east. Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, and Pier 39 sit nearby.