About the Noe Valley & Mission District Area
Our wonderful bed and breakfast in San Francisco is in a perfect area, just blocks from the center of Noe Valley and the Mission District. This charming neighborhood is famous for its picturesque views of Twin Peaks. It contains a (manageable few) blocks of coffee shops, thrift stores, restaurants, unique boutique and wine stores—just to name a few of its businesses!
Dating from the 1880's, this "small town" neighborhood was once connected to downtown San Francisco by the historic cable cars. It now boasts a modern light rail train called the "J" that whisks you directly to the city in minutes! With very few, if any, buildings over four stories tall, it still has that quaint neighborhood feel.
This is helped by the many beautifully restored Victorian homes in the surrounding area. Since it's a "residential" area, it's mostly off the main tourist track for a more relaxed pace than the big city vibe of downtown. You might enjoy attending the delightful Saturday morning Farmer’s Market at 24th Street between Church and Sanchez Streets!
And, the Valencia Street Corridor is just down the hill from our bed and breakfast near San Francisco Bay. The Corridor features a fascinating mix of shops, restaurants, coffee cafés, bars and novelty stores that stretches from 24th to 15th Street. This trendy strip of upscale boutiques, bistros, Internet cafés, bakeries, and four-star restaurants also has many Irish pubs and sports bars offering live music.
Mission Street is also just down the hill. This is the center of San Francisco's Mission District, famous for a wide variety of restaurants, art galleries, book shops and banks. This vibrant neighborhood also has more than 600 colorful murals that cover whole blocks of buildings!
Originally the home of the Bay Area's Native American tribes, the Franciscan Friars of 1775 adopted it to found their Mission Dolores because of its warm, sunny weather. The Mission, originally built of wood, was soon destroyed by fire. The Mission was then rebuilt with adobe brick in 1791. It still stands today, along with its historical cemetery and museum that documents the further birth of San Francisco.
The above photo was taken at Dolores Park. It shows just one of the stunning views from Noe Valley! Whether you're taking a leisurely walk to see the fascinating buildings, or a trip to one of our world famous restaurants, every block and hill has a view of its own.