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About North Beach and Telegraph Hill
In the Gold Rush days, this notorious neighborhood was called the Barbary Coast. Saloons and strip joints still line Broadway, but the area is better known for Italian restaurants, cafes, and bars that were home to the poets of the Beat Generation. City Lights bookstore won a landmark free-speech case over the publication of Allen Ginsberg's poetry in 1956, and today it remains a literary mecca. Summit Telegraph Hill to reach Coit Tower for giddy bay views and 1930s WPA murals that were once considered dangerously revolutionary. South of North Beach, Jackson Square is dotted with design boutiques, antique shops, and galleries.
Read more about San Francisco's North Beach and Telegraph Hill on Hipmunk's North Beach and Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Guide.
About San Francisco
When packing for San Francisco, bring a hoodie and ditch all conventional wisdom. Here you can launch cutting-edge tech startups over organic cocktails in a Gold Rush saloon, skateboard past Mission murals and through Golden Gate Park all the way into middle age, and escape from Alcatraz in time for reservations at America's next best restaurant.
Read more about San Francisco on Hipmunk's San Francisco City Guide.
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