With its rich Italian heritage, North Beach is a historic neighborhood in San Francisco adjacent to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Russian Hill. Known as San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach is one of the city’s most vibrant dining and nightlife districts with many Italian restaurants, cafes, delis, gelato parlors and bakeries, as well as a plethora of ethnic eateries, all walking distance from the Hotel Griffon. Discover the cool boutiques on Grant Avenue – the oldest street in San Francisco. The perfect spot for an espresso or cappuccino, North Beach is an eclectic nightlife scene with the city’s liveliest nightclubs, bars, music venues, and jazz clubs.
Steeped in history, North Beach is home to historic landmarks and attractions including Washington Square Park, Coit Tower, Pioneer Park, Beat Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Shrine of Francis of Assisi, Saints Peter and Paul Church - where Joe DiMaggio married his first wife – and the famous City Lights Bookstore, frequented by Jack Kerouac. Catch the No. 39 bus to the top of Telegraph Hill for amazing views of San Francisco.