The South of Market neighborhood (a.k.a. SoMa) is stacked with major institutions on or close to Market and Mission streets. Here you’ll find The Moscone Center, the city’s premier convention venue, alongside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens.
Nearby are cutting-edge museums including the Museum of the African Diaspora, Contemporary Jewish Museum, California Historical Society Museum, Children’s Creativity Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
First-rate food is available at Michelin-starred Luce in the InterContinental hotel; Barcha, which offers a modern twist on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors; or Alexander’s Steakhouse, where you’ll find American fare with Japanese influences. It’s always tea time at Samovar Tea Lounge overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. For something more casual, head to the TableTop Tap House or ThirstyBear Brewing Company.
SoMa is home to lots of luxe accommodations. The Four Seasons, W Hotels, St. Regis, Virgin Hotels and Hotel VIA all have properties in this neighborhood.