Welcome to SOMA, also known as the South of Market Area. It was once a light industrial and warehouse district, as well as a high-tech hub during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. Today, it's one of the coolest neighborhoods in San Francisco. SOMA is packed with happening bars, boutique shopping, alternative culture, museums, art galleries, and tasty restaurants. It also has great parks and is conveniently located next to lots of public transportation.
If you're planning to come to San Francisco in 2017 for the citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, you're in for a groovy experience. There will be plenty of things to see and do during your stay. You will also want to book your hotel room in advance as hotels fill up quickly.
San Francisco is a network of different neighborhoods. In a city so large that the weather can vary depending on where you are, there is always something to see and do. Change happens quickly as the various neighborhoods attract new residents and visitors, and each one offers an entirely unique flair. The Mission District is no exception.