San Francisco's waterfront area is famous for its many sights. Beginning with Ghirardelli Square in the west, the wharf curves around to the southeast in a long series of jutting piers, the most well-known of which is Pier 39.
The Embarcadero is the long street following the coastline which allows a good view of most everything in the area for those who care to drive through. Just past the square is The Cannery, and beyond that the North Point Shopping Plaza. A bit fraught with tourist traps, it's not the most popular with locals, but visitors seem to flock here.
A bit farther inland lies the crookedest street in the world, the section of Lombard that runs between Hyde and Leavenworth. The far eastern end of this street wraps around the circular base of Coit Tower, stretching up into a tall, dome-capped white cylinder and offering an excellent view of the bay and the Embarcadero.
North Hill also contains what passes for the City's "Little Italy" and the dining scene strongly reflects this. The area bustles with activity during the day, and at night offers somewhat tamer diversions than elsewhere in the city.
Logs featuring Marina: