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The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau helps visitors explore the City's 49 neighborhoods




May 15, 2008 - San Francisco offers more than 40 neighborhoods, each with a distinct history, atmosphere and personality. The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB) has developed a new section on its Web site,, to help visitors discover and explore the city from end to end.


An interactive map visually guides visitors through each of the 15 major San Francisco areas:  Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Embarcadero/Financial District, Union Square, SOMA/Yerba Buena, Mission District, Castro/Upper Market, Haight-Ashbury, Japantown/Fillmore, Civic Center, Nob Hill, Marina/Presidio, Golden Gate Park/Sunset, and Bayview/Candlestick Point.  Each area includes several smaller neighborhoods, a total of 49 in all. 


For each area, information is provided on events, attractions, dining, shopping, hotels and tours.  There's also a photo gallery and description of the neighborhood and its history.


"There is no such thing as a 'typical San Francisco neighborhood,'" says Joe D'Alessandro, SFCVB president and CEO.   "Every neighborhood contributes its own unique flavor to the visitor experience. This new addition to our Web site is meant to help visitors enjoy these distinctive "Only in San Francisco" enclaves and experience the City the way locals do." 


To reach the Neighborhoods section, visit



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For general information on hotel packages and reservations; events; activities and transportation in San Francisco, visit  For lodging reservations, call 800-637-5196 within North America or 415-391-2000 elsewhere.


The San Francisco Visitors Planning Guide is available at the Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., at the corner of Powell and Market streets, lower level, Hallidie Plaza.  To receive a copy by mail, order the free visitors kit online at, call 415-391-2000, write to the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, 900 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102, or send an email to International shipping charges will apply for requests from outside the United States.





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