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Marina/Pacific Heights

Palace of Fine Arts

A little about Marina/Pacific Heights

Along the city’s northern shore lies the Marina District, an area that’s continually evolved throughout its history — from ocean dunes to exposition grounds to fishing haven to quaint residential area — and has been shaped by each of its former selves. The neighborhood’s most iconic piece of history is the dramatic Palace of the Fine Arts, the last remaining structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which helped rebuild the area after the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906. For some of the city’s best views, climb up to Pacific Heights, which rests on atop a ridge to the south of the Marina. This posh enclave is home to foreign consulates, powerful politicians and tech magnates. Upscale shopping is found along Fillmore, where big ticket items include high-end clothing, luxurious accessories, gifts and more.

The history of Marina/Pacific Heights

The area in the 19th century prior to the 1906 earthquake consisted of bay shallows, tidal pools, sand dunes, and marshland similar to nearby Crissy Field. Human habitation and development came in the mid to late 19th century in the form of a sandwall and of a road from the nearby Presidio to Fort Mason. During reconstruction of the city after the 1906 earthquake, the area was chosen as the site of the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. Although rubble from the earthquake was used as part of the land reclamation, most of the landfill was from dredging mud and sand from the bottom of the Bay. Pacific Heights was first developed in the 1870s,with small Victorian homes built. Starting around the beginning of the 20th century, and especially after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many were replaced with period homes. Still residential, the area is characterized by painted Victorian style architecture.

 

Businesses in Marina/Pacific Heights

Here is a collection of Marina/Pacific Heights businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Thomas Reynolds Gallery

Art

Art is good for you and can improve your life

 

Inspired Skin Care

Haircare / Spas

Professional skin care and waxing

 

International Orange

Haircare / Spas

Wellness spa and yoga studio

 

Kabuki Springs & Spa

Haircare / Spas

A serenity spa in the heart of Japantown

 

Lamai Thai Massage

Haircare / Spas

Many ways to pamper yourself

 

Artists Inn

Lodging

Located in a 19th century farmhouse and artist’s studio

 

Hotel Drisco

Lodging

Located atop the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood

 

1300 on Fillmore

Restaurants

Serving Inventive Low Country Cuisine

 

Ace Wasabi's Rock-N-Roll Sushi

Restaurants

One of the city's top sushi spots

 

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

Restaurants

We offer only the finest and fresh ingredients

 

Izzy's Steaks & Chops

Restaurants

A memorable dining experience

 

Ristobar

Restaurants

A combination restaurant, wine bar and salumi bar

 

Roam Artisan Burgers

Restaurants

From pasture to plate

 

Ten-Ichi

Restaurants

Japanese Food Made from the Heart

 

The Chestnut Bakery

Restaurants

Family owned since 2002

 

Book Inc.

Shopping

The West's Oldest Bookstore, Since 1851

 

Catnip and Bones

Shopping

The ultimate place for people and their pets

 

Fleet Feet

Shopping

Specializing in running shoes and apparel

 

Jack's

Shopping

One of San Francisco's premier men's clothing stores

 

Kuraya Antiques

Shopping

A wide selection of fine Japanese antiques

 

Margaret O'Leary

Shopping

Luxurious clothing for every day

 

Repeat Performance

Shopping

A resale shop supporting the San Francisco Symphony

 

Ruti

Shopping

Unique ready to wear clothes, shoes, bags and accessories

 

Scotch & Soda

Shopping

Great garments that suit every individual.

 

Sunhee Moon

Shopping

Contemporary Women's Clothing made in San Francisco