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Washington Square park - Things to Know Before Visiting

Filbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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About Washington Square park

This is one of the city's first parks established in 1847. It has been featured in many feature films. The park is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants such as Mama's, Park Tavern restaurant and the Liguria Bakery as well as the Sts. Peter and Paul Church.


Attractions Near Washington Square park

Coit Tower
Coit Tower0.43km from Washington Square park

Coit Tower, is one of the city’s most interesting destinations. Located on top of Telegraph Hill, it provides 360-degree views of the entire city. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers0.47km from Washington Square park

City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It was founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin. It offers three floors of new-release hardcovers and paperbacks from all major publishers, as well as a large selection of titles from smaller, independent publishers

San Francisco Cable Car Museum
San Francisco Cable Car Museum0.69km from Washington Square park

The San Francisco Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill area offers exhibits that trace the history and workings of the iconic San Francisco cable cars. The museum is part of the complex that also houses the cable car power house, which drives the cables, and the car depot.

Chinatown San Francisco
Chinatown San Francisco0.78km from Washington Square park

This is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.

PIER 39
PIER 390.88km from Washington Square park

PIER 39—the most visited destination in San Francisco offers two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the Bay. A two-story carousel is one of the pier's more dominant features, although it is not directly visible from the street and sits towards the end of the pier. The family-oriented entertainment and presence of marine mammals make this a popular tourist location for families with kids.

Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay0.88km from Washington Square park

Aquarium of the Bay is a public aquarium located at The Embarcadero and Beach Street. Ithas focused its mission on enabling ocean conservation and climate action both locally and globally. It is one of seven institutions under parent company Bay Ecotarium, the largest watershed conservation organization in the Bay Area. It contains over 750,000 gallons of salt water that over 24,000 animals from 200+ species call home. It is the only Smithsonian-affiliated aquarium in the state of California.

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