One of the city’s central hubs for culture, Civic Center and Hayes Valley are home to stately concert halls, renowned museums and expansive public plazas.
The grandeur of early 20th century Beaux-Arts architecture is showcased in gorgeous City Hall on Van Ness Ave. directly across the street rises the ornate War Memorial Opera House, home of the San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet. Also nearby are the War Memorial Veterans Building and Davies Symphony Hall.
East of Civic Center Plaza are the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library on Larkin St.
The SFJAZZ Center glistens on Franklin St. The African American Art & Culture Complex is just a few blocks west on Fulton St.
Try the tasting menu of California-inspired cuisine at Rich Table. For Brazilian fare, step into Espetus Brazilian Steak House and experience the art of grilling as once practiced by 18th-century gauchos. Head to Rambler inside of Hotel Zeppelin for pre-show craft cocktails and small bites.