Russian Hill

Picture yourself in Russian Hill, you look pretty good, don’t you? This photogenic neighborhood is home to many of the city’s A-list attractions. Lombard’s crooked curves, Hyde Street Cable Cars, and panoramic views of the Bay keep visitors endlessly entertained and residents in awe of the place they call home.

Channel your inner Serena at Alice Marble tennis courts, sunbathe in scenic Sterling Park, and zigzag your way down Lombard with visitors from around the globe. Admire the budding Picassos at the San Francisco Art Institute, treat yourself to a few scoops at Swensen’s – “where happiness never melts,” and feel free to skip the gym. Who needs a Stairmaster when your walk home defies gravity? When night falls, grab a cozy, candlelit table at Cresta’s Twenty Two Eleven Club, and catch the game while the bartenders ply you with stiff happy hour specials.

Along its northern boundary are Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park, and Fisherman’s Wharf. South is Nob Hill, with North Beach to the east, and Cow Hollow and the Marina to the west. Cable cars ferry you hither and thither, and numerous MUNI lines, combined with the tech shuttles that run up and down Van Ness Avenue, make commuting a snap.