A combination of high tech (offices for Twitter, Spotify and Square are here), arts groups, retail and restaurants, Central Market is booming. Also known as Mid-Market, this area comprises a roughly seven-block section of Market St.
Major Broadway productions are featured on the stages of the Golden Gate and Orpheum theaters. Directly across from UN Plaza is the American Conservatory Theater’s dynamic and intimate Strand Theater.
At the intersection of Eighth and Market streets, look for the 92-foot “Venus,” San Francisco’s tallest statue.
On the north edge, the Tenderloin is home to Glide Memorial Church, experimental theater companies, and jazz and blues clubs. Visit the Tenderloin Museum to learn about the area’s many historical events and movements.
At 969 Market St., The Village is a new 17,000 square foot state of the art event venue and just down the block at 1100 Market St. the San Francisco Proper Hotel recently opened. On the north edge, The Tenderloin is home to Glide Memorial Church, experimental theater companies, jazz and blues clubs, more than 200 restaurants and cafes and the annual Tet Festival, which reflects a post-Vietnam War influx of Laotians, Cambodians and Vietnamese to this area.