Day-Trip Time! 29 Reasons To Visit North Beach Now

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    [UPDATE: This story was originally published on June 25.]

    San Francisco definitely has its share of ultra-cool neighborhoods. But one that's been registering on our radar a lot, lately, is North Beach. Known for its rich Italian history and Beat movement past, the area not only plays host to the oldest street in town (Grant Avenue), but also has a very promising future. With the arrival of awesome new boutiques like ACRE/SF and the soon-to-open brick-and-mortar outpost of Réveille Coffee Co., there are more reasons than one to visit this slice of the city.

    In fact, we're serving up 29 things to do in North Beach now — from shopping along the charming narrow streets and lounging in one of S.F.'s prettiest parks to noshing on perhaps the best slice of pizza in town. Peep our old-world meets new-school guide right here and consider your staycation plans in the bag.

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