"North Beach/Little Italy" North Beach Tip by newsphotogirl

North Beach, San Francisco: 57 reviews and 71 photos

  The Beat Museum, learn about Kerouac and others
by newsphotogirl

I like this part of town. It has a lot of character. Most of the restaurants are good. Cute shops. Washington Square Park is across Union Street next to Saints Peter and Paul Church. It's a good location for people and dog watching.

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had their picture taken here after their City Hall wedding.

I brought my mother and step-father to Cafe Trieste for coffee and ended up talking to a local poet who pointed us in the direction of the Beat Museum just up the street. My step-father grew up during that era so he enjoyed the experience. Later we walked to the City Lights Bookstore, another hangout for Kerouac and Ginsberg.

Address: Area Surrounding Columbus Street at Union Street
Directions: Area Surrounding Columbus Street at Union Street
Phone: +1 415-678-5327
Website: http://northbeachchamber.com/site/

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2006
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