Explore how North Beach evolved through a colorful series of chronological reimaginings. Originally the red light district for Gold Rush-fevered Forty-Niners, the neighborhood burned down after the 1906 earthquake and resurrected as Little Italy, giving rise to mafia-inspired literature. Decades later, North Beach became the epicenter of both the anti-establishment Beatniks and the first topless bars in America.
This is the definitive exploration of one of San Francisco's most story-worthy neighborhoods.
About Your Guide
I am all about exploring local history, architecture, food and art to learn about how places came to be. You can find me in search of hidden places, the best dim sum, secret speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.