This route meanders through a beautifully preserved corner of San Francisco. Through North Beach, the home of the beats, punks and jazz to Jackson Square where Gold Miners came to weigh gold, carouse and sleep.
City Lights Books, The Beat Museum, Jackson Square Historic District, Neibaum Coppola
The route begins at the corner of Columbus and Broadway. The intersection may be reached by taking BART to Montgomery Street and walking east on Montgomery, or by MUNI bus. Check www.muni.org for bus routes.
Places to stop along the way:
Stop at City Lights Books, Cafe Vesuvio, The Beat Museum, Neibaum Coppola, Cafe Pucchini and Stella Bakery.
Best time of day:
Daytime is lovely because of the bay views, but evening is magical. The cafes are bustling and the bookstores and bars offer both ticketed and free jazz, poetry readings and other entertainment.
No particular precautions. North Beach is a safe area.
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