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Address: Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
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Hot new street for shopping and eating

We had a great breakfast at Stacks (pancakes, smoothies, waffles and eggs) then we shopped at Undefeated. Great hip sneaker shop. Kit and Ace, I bought some shorts and tee... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast at Stacks (pancakes, smoothies, waffles and eggs) then we shopped at Undefeated. Great hip sneaker shop. Kit and Ace, I bought some shorts and tee. Alternative for tops and bottoms at a reasonable price. Put this on your shopping list, this street. It has much to offer.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This formerly quiet and somewhat rundown neighborhood is now among the most chic and expensive. First the Symphony Hall was built, soaking a boom in restaurant openings. Then the elevated freeway came down, creating large plots of vacant land that were sold to developers. Now everyone flocks here for high-end shopping and food. Don't miss the excellent SF Jazz Center.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This neighborhood has it all. The Alamo square park which is the quintessential San Fransisco park plus Patricia's green. There is a homely neighborhoody feel but on the main street (Hayes) there are wonderful restaurants for every budget and taste, boutique shops, coffee shops, etc. If you want to see how people in SF live, come here. There is a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A friend of mine lives near Hayes Valley, and so we often end up there for dinner or wandering around. There are a lot of great restaurants, some cute boutique stores, and some great dessert places, all within a few blocks. It's really a gem, especially compared to the other nearby places.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The neighborliness used to be great but then gentrification happened and things got money and hipster. A good walk on a nice day.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Formerly a lovely small neighborhood overshadowed by the rougher neighborhoods bordering it, this is now a more hip neighborhood with million dollar condos, great restaurants, and steps away from city hall, opera, ballet, etc on one side, and painted ladies, USF, golden gate park on the other side. As with every transition, there are still a lot of rough patches,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Found some really unique stores like UKO and many others. A really great street for finding unusual things.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Just take Number 21 Bus up Market Street. This is an area behind the SF Opera and Symphony Hall. It is a small shopping are full of small boutiques and restaurants. It is about 5 block long with shopping on both sides. At the top is a lovely restaurant called Petit Crenn that is an amazing place for dinner. Reservations... More 

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San Ramon, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Hayes Valley is a neighborhood of San Francisco between Alamo Square and the Civic Center. In the past years it has really transformed into an area with lots of nice (trendy) restaurants, shops and galleries. This was not the case years ago- it was a place one avoided. Now it is a great place to walk and enjoy this unique... More 

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Winchester, UK
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Sorry to all the exclusive boutique and hipster bar owners, but, unless you happen to be in the area, don't bother. Focus instead on Cow Hollow or, of course, Haight Ashbury. We didn't do any serious shopping in any of the three, but the latter two have more to offer.

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Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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