Marina/Chestnut Street

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Now: The Marina's commercial strip, Chestnut Street, has some sweet and justifiably popular eating and drinking options. You can sit with the Marina people at The Grove and watch while they fondle their MacBooks and pretend not to notice each other. You can try to get into A16, the juggernaut of Campania cuisine. Or you can just enjoy this street for what it is - a pretty little village near the water.

Then: Originally dunes and marshes, about two block lengths from the bay, most of the Marina was developed in the 1920s.

How To Get There: The Muni 30 bus line travels directly through Chestnut, but it can be extremely crowded and slow if you try to take it all the way from Union Square or Chinatown. Parking can be difficult around Chestnut Street, but there is a paid garage at Pierce Street, just south of Chestnut. If you're browsing Chestnut Street, it's easy to jog over to Union Street at Fillmore, since Chestnut's shops extend west from Fillmore while Union Street's extend east.


  • Chestnut Street sign at Broderick Street

  • Chestnut Street between Broderick and Divisadero

  • Chestnut Street at Divisadero Street

  • Presidio Theatre on Chestnut Street between Divisadero and Scott

  • Chestnut Street at Scott Street

  • Chestnut Street near Pierce Street in the Marina

  • Shops on Chestnut Street

  • Blue Barn Gourmet, on Chestnut Street at Steiner

  • Marina Supermarket on Chestnut Street

  • A16 Restaurant and Wine Bar, on Chestnut Street between Divisadero and Scott

  • Mezes - Greek and Mediterranean cuisine

  • 30-Stockton Muni Bus on Chestnut Street

  • The Grove on Chestnut Street

  • Emporio Rulli Gran Caffe - coffee and pastries

  • Lucca Delicatessen

  • Kara's Cupcakes, on Scott Street between Chestnut and Lombard

  • Plant Cafe Organic, on Steiner at Chestnut

  • Circa American cuisine and Lounge on Chestnut Streeet at Fillmore

  • Fillmore Street between Chestnut and Lombard Streets

  • Urban Outfitters, on Fillmore Street between Chestnut and Lombard

  • Patxi's Chicago Style Pizza on Fillmore Street between Chestnut and Lombard Streets

  • Lyon Street between Greenwich and Lombard Streets

  • Lyon Street at Lombard Street

  • The 43-Masonic bus at Lombard Street and Lyon Street

  • Lombard Street

  • Liverpool Lil's, at Lyon Street and Lombard

  • Intersection of Baker Street at Richardson Avenue near the start of Lombard Street

  • Avellino Pizza on Lombard Street at Baker Street

  • Lombard Street at Lyon Street

  • Baker Street Bistro, on Baker at Lombard

  • La Barca Mexian Restaurant on Lombard Street at Webster

  • Mel's Diner on Lombard Street at Steiner

  • Lombard Street at Broderick Street

  • Lombard Street at Pierce Street

  • The 28 Bus from Golden Gate Bridge on Lombard Street at Fillmore Street

  • The terminal point for the Fillmore-22 bus, at Bay Street

  • Houses on Fillmore Street near North Point

  • Bay Street, at the north edge of the Moscone Recreation Center

  • Field in the Moscone Recreation Center

  • Moscone Recreation Center from the middle of the ball field

  • Playground on the south side of Moscone Recreation Center

  • Path in the Moscone Recreation Center

  • The northeast corner of the Moscone Recreation Center

  • George Moscone Recreation Center - bordered by Webster, Laguna, Bay, and Chestnut Streets

  • The Heritage, on Laguna Street at Bay Street

  • Laguna Street at Bay Street

  • Fort Mason, facing east

  • Looking west from Fort Mason

  • Lawn at Fort Mason

  • Path at top edge of Fort Mason

  • Sign at the end of McDowell Road in Fort Mason

  • Wildflowers on the hillside at Fort Mason

  • Mural on the obelisk in Fort Mason

  • Lawns at Fort Mason, facing west

  • View of Fort Mason Center from McDowell Road

  • Buildings in Fort Mason Center from stairway above

  • One of the docks in Fort Mason Center

  • Landmark Building E in Fort Mason Center

  • Shops and businesses in Fort Mason Center

  • Greens Vegetarian Restaurant, inside Fort Mason Center

  • Yacht Harbor and Fort Mason Center

  • Houses inside Fort Mason

  • Cannon inside the residential area of Fort Mason

  • Fort Mason Community Garden

  • View over the Community Garden at Fort Mason

  • Statue inside the garden at Fort Mason

  • Birdhouses inside the garden at Fort Mason

  • Entrance to the hostel at Fort Mason

  • Inside the hostel at Fort Mason

  • Entrance to the cafe inside the hostel at Fort Mason

  • Docks at Fort Mason Center

  • View of the fishing pier from Fort Mason

  • Fisherman's Wharf and bay from the path leading down from Fort Mason

  • Stairway leading up to the top of Fort Mason

  • Door at the bottom of Fort Mason