San Francisco - SoMa (South of Market) District

SoMa (South of Market) District

Market St is one of the main streets in San Francisco, you can walk from Castro District at its southwest end to Ferry Building and the bayfront on it northeast end.

You can easily spend in this district half a day, visit at one of the art museums (SFMOMA) and explore the streets and gardens.

This blog section is all about the area south of Market Street.


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA):

This is probably the best and largest art museum in San Francisco with art collection that spans from the modern era through to today.

Look at the museum website for up-to-date exhibition information.



Salesforce Park:

The roof of the huge transportation hub building is topped by a 5.4-acre rooftop park open to the sky and surrounded by towering skyscrapers from all sides.

Salesforce Park is an interesting place to visit.

Enjoy this public park walking trail, there are 600 trees and 16,000 plants arranged in 13 different botanical feature area, you can also find here children’s play area.

Opening hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dogs are not allowed at Salesforce Park.


“How Weird Street” Fair:

This is probably one of the most fun events this city has to offer.

Its date is not fixed but usually it happens around the first weekend of May each year (in 2022 it was moved to Oct. 15).

The street festival is centered around Howard and 2nd Streets.

If you are visiting the city on a weekend that has the festival, you must come and enjoy this fair of happiness, weirdness, and love.

Live electronic dance music and dancing, unique art, and people from all ages, colors, and genders come to have fun at this huge street party.



Other point of interest in this district:

·       Yerba Buena Gardens is an arts center: an open garden with several small art museums. Across the street in Moscone Center convention complex you can visit Children's Creativity Museum, the playground, and Ice Skating and Bowling Center.

·       The Giants play baseball at waterfront Oracle Park. They play games from late March through late September. You can walk to the nearby marina, or walk from here up north to Ferry Building.

·       Viewpoint: At the top floor of San Francisco Marriott Marquis, you can find the View Lounge, order cocktails & small plates and enjoy the city view from it massive arched windows.


You can easily walk between the different attraction in this district and from here you can go north to Union Square or to Embarcadero St and the Ferry Building.


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