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Marina/Pacific Heights
Palace of Fine Arts

Marina/Pacific Heights

A little about Marina/Pacific Heights

Along the city’s northern shore lies the Marina District, an area that’s continually evolved throughout its history — from ocean dunes to exposition grounds to fishing haven to quaint residential area — and has been shaped by each of its former selves. The neighborhood’s most iconic piece of history is the dramatic Palace of the Fine Arts, the last remaining structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which helped rebuild the area after the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906. For some of the city’s best views, climb up to Pacific Heights, which rests on atop a ridge to the south of the Marina. This posh enclave is home to foreign consulates, powerful politicians and tech magnates. Upscale shopping is found along Fillmore, where big ticket items include high-end clothing, luxurious accessories, gifts and more.

The history of Marina/Pacific Heights

The area in the 19th century prior to the 1906 earthquake consisted of bay shallows, tidal pools, sand dunes, and marshland similar to nearby Crissy Field. Human habitation and development came in the mid to late 19th century in the form of a sandwall and of a road from the nearby Presidio to Fort Mason. During reconstruction of the city after the 1906 earthquake, the area was chosen as the site of the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. Although rubble from the earthquake was used as part of the land reclamation, most of the landfill was from dredging mud and sand from the bottom of the Bay. Pacific Heights was first developed in the 1870s,with small Victorian homes built. Starting around the beginning of the 20th century, and especially after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many were replaced with period homes. Still residential, the area is characterized by painted Victorian style architecture.


Businesses in Marina/Pacific Heights

Here is a collection of Marina/Pacific Heights businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.



Thomas Reynolds Gallery


Art is good for you and can improve your life


Inspired Skin Care

Haircare / Spas

Professional skin care and waxing


International Orange

Haircare / Spas

Wellness spa and yoga studio


Kabuki Springs & Spa

Haircare / Spas

A serenity spa in the heart of Japantown


Lamai Thai Massage

Haircare / Spas

Many ways to pamper yourself


Artists Inn


Located in a 19th century farmhouse and artist’s studio


Hotel Drisco


Located atop the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood


1300 on Fillmore


Serving Inventive Low Country Cuisine


Ace Wasabi's Rock-N-Roll Sushi


One of the city's top sushi spots


Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers


We offer only the finest and fresh ingredients


Izzy's Steaks & Chops


A memorable dining experience




A combination restaurant, wine bar and salumi bar


Roam Artisan Burgers


From pasture to plate




Japanese Food Made from the Heart


The Chestnut Bakery


Family owned since 2002


Cabrio Taxi


Cabrio Taxi Pedicab Professionals can handle the job


Book Inc.


The West's Oldest Bookstore, Since 1851


Catnip and Bones


The ultimate place for people and their pets


Chadwicks of London


Exquisite cotton and lace lingerie and underwear


Fleet Feet


Specializing in running shoes and apparel




One of San Francisco's premier men's clothing stores


Kuraya Antiques


A wide selection of fine Japanese antiques


Margaret O'Leary


Luxurious clothing for every day


Repeat Performance


A resale shop supporting the San Francisco Symphony




Unique ready to wear clothes, shoes, bags and accessories


Scotch & Soda


Great garments that suit every individual.


Sunhee Moon


Contemporary Women's Clothing made in San Francisco