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What you should know about South of Market

The exciting area of South of Market (or SoMa as it’s more commonly known) offers an abundance of great hotels, fabulous attractions and a vibrant nightlife that make it a top destination for those visiting San Francisco. The bubble may have burst for the many dot-com boom companies that once populated this area, but it opened the doors for a range of fantastic development, which has led to this being one the best neighborhoods to visit in all of California.

Hotels in South of Market

You’ll find hotels in this neighborhood predominantly cover the mid-range to luxury segments, with plenty to choose from in order to get the best hotel rates in South of Market. For opulence you can indulge in one of the many 5-star hotels in South of Market. The Palace Hotel features outstanding rooms with high ceilings and refined furniture. It also has a breath-taking atrium-style court complete with glass chandeliers, the perfect backdrop to enjoy the fine dining on offer. There’s also The St. Regis San Francisco, a 5-star hotel that offers a more contemporary look and feel, and radiates luxury throughout.

Things to see in South of Market

With most of the big attractions located in the northeast of the city, SoMa is the perfect area for sightseeing. Lots of museums are located here, including the Children’s Creativity Museum. It’s the ultimate destination for families planning a visit to South of Market, packed full of interactive exhibits for kids to learn and explore their creative side. For something more suited to adults, the Wine Country Shuttle Tour is an excellent way to spend the day. It sets off from the end of Market St and takes you around the stunning Napa Valley’s wineries, before finishing off with a ferry cruise back to the city. While staying in SoMa you simply have to visit Yerba Buena Gardens. This fabulous urban park is a tranquil oasis nestled among the towering skyscrapers of San Francisco, and is the perfect place to relax after visiting the sights or shopping in nearby Union Square.

Good for couples

This neighborhood is ideal for couples looking for something upmarket, taking advantage of the many luxury hotels in South of Market. The area around Union Square is perfect for those who want to experience great cuisine and get some shopping done—with upscale boutiques and fine-dining aplenty. There’s also the magnificent area around the San Francisco Bay Bridge that’s great for a romantic walk as the sun starts to set. South of Market is also a good choice for those travelling with kids, with many family-friendly attractions in the neighborhood; and for those travelling on business the Moscone Center is located here.

How to get to South of Market

With San Francisco’s abundance of great transport links, getting to SoMa is a breeze. By car you can reach San Francisco on Interstate 80 from nearby cities such as Oakland, Berkley, and Richmond in no time at all, and once over the Bay Bridge you’re in SoMa itself. There are also intercity bus services that go direct to SoMa, as well as train services such as Caltrain, which runs straight to San Jose. You can also catch a flight from cities across the US, with San Francisco International Airport only a 20-minute drive from the neighborhood of SoMa.

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