Pacific Heights is your go-to hood when refined elegance is your game. Must-see views, massive mansions, and Fillmore Street entertainment make this swanky part of town a citywide center of attention. Pacific Heights has the altitude to deliver killer views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and beyond. A peaceful place to watch the fog roll in, the pervasive smell of eucalyptus, and the house where Mrs. Doubtfire was filmed are all part of the Pac Heights package.
Pacific Heights has a legacy of luxury that dates back to the late 1800’s when a disruptive technology known as the cable car line made this elevated area accessible. The 3-Jackson and 1-California make grabbing a bus really easy. You’ve got the Presidio to the north, for those weekend days when hiking/biking/running are on the agenda. Japantown is just south, so your sushi/ramen/mochi fix is just a hop, skip and a jump away. The local shopping spectrum is upscale but fun: Kiehl’s, Jonathan Adler and Marc Jacobs all have swanky outposts here.
And you don’t need to starve just because you don’t feel like cooking. Grab upmarket Vietnamese sandwiches from Bun Mee, or drool-worthy pizza at Delfina. Neighborhood caffeinating-hub, the delicately-appointed Jane, offers a popular snacking/laptop working oasis; but if an old-school bakery is more your style, don’t miss Fillmore Bakeshop a few blocks away, where you can stock up on pretzel croissants, mouthwatering macarons, princess cake, and cronuts.