What to Do in Pacific HeightsElaborate mansions and stunning Golden Gate Bridge views are just the beginning of what makes the upscale San Francisco neighborhood of Pacific Heights such a go-to destination for visitors and locals alike. What also draws folks to this enticing enclave is the innumerable things there are to do. For starters, you can take a tour of the Haas-Lilienthal House, a Queen Anne-style Victorian home from 1886 that currently houses San Francisco Architectural Heritage. Two pockets of green, Alta Plaza Park and Lafayette Park, bring out the sunbathers (once the fog lifts, of course) and tennis players. Take in panoramic vistas of San Francisco Bay and the Palace of Fine Arts by stopping by the steps at Broadway and Lyon.
Fillmore Street is where you’ll encounter an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment options. The Elite Café serves up New Orleans-flavored dishes in cool mahogany booths. Jackson Fillmore is home to authentic Italian cuisine. La Mediterranee is Mediterranean food central. And The Grove is locals-favorite breakfast spot. As for shopping, there’s no shortage of must-browse retailers. Blu features the clothes of such desirable European designers as Martin Margiela and Kenzo while Erica Tanov boasts antique fabric-created clothing along with stylish bed linens. Your entertainment needs will also be met easily on Fillmore Street. The Clay Theater is an art house where foreign films and midnight showings of fan favorites reign supreme.