The Inner Sunset has the laid-back feel of a small town with a hip edge. An ethnically diverse population, trendy restaurants, a bustling commercial area, and close proximity to many of the city’s finest outdoor attractions are what make this one of San Francisco’s most beloved neighborhoods. Bordering the Inner Sunset on the north is the gorgeous expanse of land known as Golden Gate Park, home to miles of hiking trails, picnic grounds, bike paths, lakes, and museums.
For some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping, Irving Street from Fifth Avenue to 10th Avenue provides everything from trendy fashion boutiques to mom-and-pop stores and a co-op bakery. After the sun goes down, a slew of easygoing restaurants, bars, and funky coffee houses draws folks from all over the city and turns this family-friendly area into a lively night scene. For commuters or those looking to explore the rest of the city—although, for some, there’s no reason to leave the neighborhood—the Inner Sunset is centrally located off Highway 1, with the N-Judah Muni line running through it. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso