Welcome to Marina District
Waterfront neighborhood with nightlife, parks, and views.
Home to the picturesque Palace of Fine Arts
, the Marina District is a wonderful neighborhood to go for a stroll along the harbor, have a picnic at the Marina Green or Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason
, then meander to Black Point Historic Gardens to see what’s in bloom. The Marina District is an excellent neighborhood for overall walkability, with harbor running trails, parks, restaurants, and shops at residents’ fingertips. Marina District homes are predominantly single-family homes with brick or stone masonry exteriors, many inspired by a blend of Mission Revival and Art Deco architectural styles.
It is not uncommon to see the harbor running trail populated with runners or the parks flecked with picnickers or frisbee players. Marina District residents love staying active outdoors or walking over to Fort Mason Center for the Arts
for an art exhibit or theatrical or musical performances. Fort Mason Center for the Arts also contains an independent bookstore with new and used books and a café. Marina Softball Fields is another great place for outdoor fun.
Chestnut Street and Lombard Street are famous streets for restaurants, pubs, and shopping. Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market
, a year-round farmers’ market with over 35 local farmers and vendors, is a neighborhood staple. Saint Francis Yacht Club
is another prominent neighborhood feature. Presidio of San Francisco
, a park with a golf course, museums, a national cemetery, hiking trails, and beaches, sits directly west of the Marina District.
What to Love
Marina District is an artistic and active neighborhood, with art centers, museums, and centrally located parks. Marina District is a fabulous neighborhood to enjoy the vibrant nightlife, with fun-loving neighborhood restaurants and bars like Silver Cloud Restaurant and Karaoke Bar
. The Tipsy Pig
, a gastro pub with a charming outdoor seating area, is another neighborhood favorite for a great time.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
serves Italian dishes, speciaility cocktails, and is known for the handmade pizzas. Tacolicious
, a Mexican restaurant on the corner of Chestnut and Avila Street, has a happy hour menu and Taco Tuesday menu, serves drinks, and offers gluten-free options as well. Pacific Catch
is an excellent restaurant for feasting on freshly and locally caught seafood entrées.
, a chic Thai-American fusion restaurant, offers an extensive beer, wine, cocktail, and sake list, but also tasty Thai twists on American favorites. Menu favorites include their Chicken Noodle Soup. These restaurants represent only a small handful of the wine bars, cocktail bars, and restaurants lining Marina District’s Chestnut and Lombard Street.
Things to Do
Marina District residents never run short of entertainment options, situated between two major recreation areas, Presidio of San Francisco
and Fort Mason. Presidio of San Francisco is a goldmine of entertainment including Presidio Golf Course
, Presidio Social Club
, Sessions at the Presidio
, The Walt Disney Family Museum
, Lovers’ Lane at the Presidio
, Crissy Field East Beach
, Baker Beach, Marshall’s Beach
, hiking trails, and Saint Francis Yacht Club
. Fort Mason includes Subpar Miniature Golf
, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
, Aquatic Park Cove
, Cowell Theatre
, Festival Pavilion
, and Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
. National Fitness Campaign
is Marina District’s very own outdoor gym at Marina Green. Moscone Softball Fields is a great place to play softball with friends or family, and it also has a playground for kids. The Palace of Fine Arts
boasts stunning architecture and a small pond, a great place to go for a walk or rent for a large event, like a wedding or retirement party.