SoMa
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: South Beach
How to get there
  • 2nd and King • 4 min walk
  • Brannan • 4 min walk

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4.0 of 5 bubbles64 reviews
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Paulista668
São Paulo316 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
This area really ruined San Francisco for us as we chose a hotel in Eight Street with Market Street. I´ve already reviewed the hotel - BEI - which was not bad in itself but the presence of crackheads on the pavement outside spoiled everything.

The wider SOMA district has little for the tourist apart from perhaps the Modern Art Museum area and adjoining park which is pleasant. The rest is just faceless streets filled with offices and stores at the better end of Howard Street and reception centers for the homeless and vagrants at the other end. I would recommend tourists to stay in other areas, perhaps around Alamo Square.
Written 25 June 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Couples
South of Market is a place to go when you want to sample cuisine from around the world and all in trucks! Not the fanciest dining but it is hearty and delicious and more reasonably priced than a sidewalk café. The area does have some need to improve but what district doesn’t and you won’t feel like holding onto your wallet or be screamed at by a mentally ill person demanding money. Check it out and enjoy your tasty snacks/meals.
Written 6 August 2015
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Travel75_12
Fremont, CA537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
SoMa has a little bit of everything. Plenty of dining options along with great views of the bay. Easily accessible from downtown.
Written 27 July 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
So much to see and do here: Museums, a big park, the convention center, the new baseball park and a new financial district that is evolving. Lots of hotels. Some of the best restaurants in town. And I used to work here.
Written 7 December 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018
This is now one of San Francisco's most important neighborhoods with the extension of the Financial District and all of the new museums especially MOMA. The convention center and hotels. Lots of restaurants. A big park at Yerba Buena Center. A must.
Written 23 July 2018
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katsuan
Windsor, CO35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We were duped by a place we were supposed to stay when we booked our "hotel". Turns out we ended up in a place that we had to walk around SoMa and Mission street. Many displaced people and other characters. I wouldn't be walking alone here at night that is for sure!
Written 26 April 2015
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Christopher H
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you come to SF and have any foodie feelings inside you! Your crazy if you don't make a search for the food trucks. Between Off the Grid and Soma Street Food Park if you can't fix your cravings, you never will! One of my favorite trucks at Soma street food park is the Euro Bistros and Sabor. Another food truck that my favorite, but have to find is the Sam's Clam Chowder Mobile.
Written 25 August 2014
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serentripity
Norfolk, VA36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
Cool foodie places. Music, Art, Hangouts. Hip clubs. I like very much the ambience here. Might be better to walk though as parking may be tough.
Written 3 March 2013
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Daytripper095
Emeryville82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2012
Unless, you like tatoos and you're not into expecting cleanliness. It's what? Why does this place even have to exist? Oh, art studio's. Oh, soon to close coffee shops 10 blocks apart. Don't go if you're life is normal in the sense that you live in a nice, clean, safe neighborhood. There's nothing in this area, it's seedy, always has been, and it's unsafe.
Written 13 June 2012
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a major part of the city and contains lots of things to see and do: A bunch of new museums, the new transit center and park, classy restaurants, the extended Financial District, and the huge convention center. Some nice parks as well.
Written 15 February 2020
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