SoMa Travel Guide
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Located in San Francisco, California, South of Market (SoMa) is a neighborhood that’s set over 406-acres with an eclectic mix of things to do. You could easily spend an extended amount of time here and still find interesting things to grab your interest whether you’re looking for a new activity or an exciting dish of food. Ready to book your trip? The following are just some of what you can do in SoMa during your vacation.
If you’re looking to expand your knowledge while you’re in SoMa, you may want to stop at one or more of the wonderful museums that you’ll find in the area. For example, you could head over to the Museum of the African Diaspora, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. You could easily spend days at the museums and still not get through everything.
Home to the MLB’s San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park is in the South Beach neighborhood of SoMa. Not only do you get a view of the field, but considering the stadium is set on the waterfront, you get a beautiful view of the water as well. If you don’t have time for a game, consider at least stopping to get a park tour.
You’re going to get hungry with all the sightseeing you’re going to be doing in SoMa, and there are numerous restaurants at which you can dine and grab some good food. For example, you can go to Zero Zero, Anchor & Hope, HRD, Soma Restaurant & Bar, Garaje, or Cafe du Soleil. You will certainly not be short of restaurant options from which to choose.
So this aquarium isn’t in SoMa, but it’s just a 20-minute or so drive from the area and if you love animals it could be well-worth the trip. Opened in Golden Gate Park, the Steinhart Aquarium is home to numerous animals – around 40,000 to be exact – so it’s the perfect place to go for those of any age whether you’re going by yourself, with family or friends, or on a date. Want to check out the aquarium before you go? There are webcams available via their site where you can see several of their animals. The museum is open daily, every day of the year including on major holidays, so there are plenty of opportunities to head on over.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Located on Mission Street, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts features a multitude of films, exhibitions, and performances so if you love creativity, this is definitely one stop you’ll want to be sure to make. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Monday) and regular admission is only $10 but discounts are available. Free admission is available if you go the first Tuesday of the month.
Now that you know a little more about what SoMa has to offer, it’s time to check it out for yourself. With a little planning, depending on how long you’re vacationing, you may be able to fit in all that you want to see and do in the fantastic neighborhood.