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Chic and classy Victorian district

Business Not As Usual

Cottage Industry
Hand-made products by indigenous cultures around the world.
2326 Fillmore Street between Clay and Jackson
(415) 885-0326
Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm

Mrs. Dewson's Hats
For a distinctive look, this is the premiere hat boutique in the city.
2050 Fillmore Street between California and Pine
(415) 346-1600 --- www.mrsdewsonhats.com
Tu-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-4pm

Consignment Boutique
Next to New Shop

These side-by-side stores are operated by the Junior League of San Francisco, supporting family preservation. Vintage clothing and hand-made items are for sale. Proceeds benefit various community programs.
2226 Fillmore Street between Sacramento and Clay
(415) 440-1500 (Boutique), (415) 567-1627 (Next to New)
Mon-Sat 10am-5:30 pm

Artisan Cheese
Delectable, specialty cheeses that you won't find just anywhere.
2413 California Street between Fillmore and Steiner
(415) 929-8610
Tu-Th 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-7pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Vivande Porta Via
This hybrid Italian trattoria and deli offers a classy but unpretentious ambience befitting the upscale neighborhood. Fine pasta products, oils and foods line the shelves, so you can either shop, take out, or sit down and be served.
2125 Fillmore Street between Sacramento and California
(415) 346-4430
Daily 11:30am-10:00 pm

The Mansions
This unusual bed and breakfast is like stepping back into the 18th century. A nightly magic show, billiard/game room, performing ghost, historic museum and magic parlour are all part of the experience.
2220 Sacramento Street between Buchanan and Laguna
(800) 826-9398

Things to Experience

Labyrinth Garden
The labyrinth is a universal image representing the path of life. Walking the labyrinth is a healing ritual that can provide insight and courage. Free.
California Pacific Medical Center
Buchanan at Clay

Haas-Lilienthal House
San Francisco Architectural Heritage offers tours of this Queen Anne Victorian and a glimpse of life in the late 19th century.
2007 Franklin Street between Jackson and Washington
(415) 441-3000
Tours: Wed noon-3pm, Sun 11am-4pm (reservations required
Victorian San Francisco
City Guides offers an excellent, informative guided tour through this Victorian neighborhood on Sundays at 2pm (schedules can change, so double check). Meet at 1801 Bush at Octavia. Reservations are not required except for parties over 8. Small donation requested.
(415) 557-4266 --- www.sfcityguides.org

Kabuki Springs & Spa
Traditional style Japanese baths with hot soaking pool, sauna, steam room, cold plunge, and optional massage.
1750 Geary Street at Fillmore
(415) 922-6000 --- www.kabukisprings.com
Daily 10am-9:45pm
Men: Mon, Th, Sat
Women: Wed, Fri, Sun
Men & Women (suit required): Tu

The Audium
Experience sculpted sound compositions in a specially designed theater.
1616 Bush Street between Franklin and Gough
Tickets: (415) 771-1616 --- www.audium.org/intro.html
Fri/Sat 8:30 pm


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