Western Addition, San Francisco Activities

Part of our San Francisco travel guide; our list of the best attractions in Western Addition, including LGBT Community Center, San Francisco Pride Festival and Nihonmachi Street Fair.
  • The best activities in Western Addition San Francisco: LGBT Community Center

    LGBT Community Center

    1800 Market Street
    M-Th noon-10PM, F noon-6PM, Sa 9AM-6PM. The Center houses the offices of various community organizations, and has space for public events and meetings. The ground floor features a cafe space, and on the third floor there is a cyber center which offers an hour of free computer time.
    Mission food nearby
  • San Francisco Pride Festival

    San Francisco Pride Festival

    Final full weekend in June: Sa noon-6PM, Su noon-7PM. Free (donations encouraged). Known as "San Francisco Pride" for short, it's one of the largest gay pride festivals in North America, a huge, happy, chaotic celebration of diversity, politics, sexuality, and San Francisco wackiness. The two day festival grew up around the parade (below) which takes place on Sunday. Some seven city blocks between City Hall and Market St are closed to vehicles, and about a dozen stages and spaces offer everything from square dancing to hip-hop, from a family garden to Leather Alley. Hundreds of businesses, community groups, non-profits, and political groups attempt to connect with hundreds of thousands of celebrants. It's a movement, it's a market, and it’s a party. Car and bus traffic is interrupted during the celebration, and parking is even worse than usual; take BART or Muni trains (which run underground, and put on extra cars to carry the load) instead. Both parade and celebration are for everyone — straight as well as gay are welcome.
    South Of Market eat nearby
  • Nihonmachi Street Fair

    Nihonmachi Street Fair

    This mid-August street fair has been celebrating San Francisco's Asian cultures and raising funds for community organizations since 1973.
    Western Addition restaurants nearby
  • Atherton House

    Atherton House

    1990 California St
    An 1881 Victorian mansion that was built for Mrs. Doming de Goni Atherton by an unknown architect. It was one of the first Queen Anne residences in San Francisco. It is reported to be haunted, and is a stop on the haunted tour of San Francisco.
    Pacific Heights food nearby
  • Linc Art Gallery

    1632C Market St
    Tu-Sa noon-6PM. Free. Lincart exhibits contemporary fine art and design at their gallery. Since its inception in 2000, it has exhibited over 50 shows, most of which were solo exhibitions from artists like Yayoi Kusama, Graham Gillmore, Tucker Nichols, and Pip Culbert.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Fillmore Auditorium

    1805 Geary Boulevard
    Hosts concerts and contemporary bands.
    Western Addition restaurants nearby
  • Kabuki Hot Springs

    1750 Geary Blvd
    Traditional Japanese-style onsen with full spa services. Communal baths are co-ed only one day per week, see calendar for details.
    Western Addition food nearby
  • Sundance Kabuki 8 Theater

    1881 Post Street
    Home to the annual San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, this state of the art theater features foreign and independent films, with beer and wine served in two of the theaters, and a bar with appetizers on the top floor. The Kabuki is at the western most end of the Japan Center mall, and the Kabuki Springs and Spa is at the other end, just a block from the Fillmore Auditorium on the other side of Geary Boulevard. The Miyako Hotel at Post and Laguna has a picturesque Japanese garden.
    Western Addition eat nearby
  • Nightingale House

    Nightingale House

    201 Buchanan St.
    The Nightingale House is a Queen Anne Style, Stick and Eastlake styles Victorian era home built in 1882 at 201 Buchanan Street in San Francisco, California. The structure was designated as a San Francisco landmark in October 1972.
    Western Addition restaurants nearby
  • Giovanni's Pizza At Club Deluxe

    Giovanni's Pizza At Club Deluxe

    1511 Haight St
    This small, stylish bar has been around for a long time. It's all about Giovanni's Neapolitan Pizza and freshly squeezed cocktail's. Deluxe hosts free comedy on Monday nights and Jazz every other night, always by local acts. The bar-tenders are friendly and the crowd is arty and hip.
  • Sundance Kabuki Cinema

    Sundance Kabuki Cinema

    1881 Post St
    Sundance Kabuki is an independent film movie theater in the Japan Center complex in San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood. Formerly the AMC Kabuki Cinema 8, it was acquired by Robert Redford's Sundance Cinemas chain in 2006 as part of an anti-trust agreement allowing AMC to acquire Loews. Sundance renovated the theater, and reopened it under its current name in December 2007, as the chain's second theater.
    Western Addition eat nearby
  • Swedenborgian Church

    Swedenborgian Church

    2107 Lyon St
    Swedenborgian Church is a Swedenborgian church significant for its architecture in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It is regarded as one of California's earliest pure Arts and Crafts buildings. The first pastor of the church the Reverend Joseph Worcester bought the land and worked with the architects to design the church. It remains essentially the same as when it was built.
    Pacific Heights restaurants nearby
  • Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

    Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

    1330 Fillmore St
    The newer version of the famous Oakland club, featuring famous jazz performers as well as hip hop and latin music. Yoshi's restaurant serves excellent though unusually expensive Japanese food in an elegant setting.
    Western Addition
  • Boom Boom Room

    Boom Boom Room

    1601 Fillmore St
    A super fun bar with live blues, rock and funk bands.
    Western Addition
  • The Fillmore

    The Fillmore

    1805 Geary Blvd.
    The Fillmore Auditorium is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California, made famous by Bill Graham. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it lies on the boundary of the Western Addition and the Pacific Heights neighborhoods.
    Western Addition restaurants nearby
  • Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours

    Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours

    385 Linden St
  • Japantown


    Post and Fillmore
  • Super 7 Retail Store

    Super 7 Retail Store

    1427 Haight St
  • Alamo Square

    Alamo Square

    Steiner St & Hayes St
  • The Fillmore Charlotte

    The Fillmore Charlotte

    1000 Seaboard St
    The Fillmore Auditorium is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California, made famous by Bill Graham. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it lies on the boundary of the Western Addition and the Pacific Heights neighborhoods.
    Western Addition
  • Cottage Row

    Cottage Row

    1 Cottage Row
  • Big Umbrella Studios

    Big Umbrella Studios

    906 1/2 Divisadero St
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