San Francisco, California Activities
Here you'll find a huge number of community happenings and cultural events: the Civic Center is home to a number of performers and museums including the Asian Arts Museum, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Public Library. Musical theater, ballet, jazz, opera and symphony orchestras all have a home here. The landscaped plaza connecting these buildings has often been a stage for frequent demonstrations, including gay marriages performed by mayor Gavin Newsom.
Whether you'd like to attend a production at the New Conservatory Theater, visit the War Memorial Veterans Building or take a look at the SOMA Community Garden, you'll be amazed at the variety of arts, culture and history the Civic Center has to offer.
Walking Directions (about 30 minutes):
1.6 miles from Metro Hotel – Depart hotel and head south (right) on Divisadero Street, at the next block, turn left on Page Street, follow Page Street .9 miles past Octavia Street, at the intersection of Page and Market turn left, after 4 blocks, turn left on Larkin Street, Civic Center Plaza is on the left.
Public Transit Directions (about 15 minutes):
Leave Metro Hotel and turn right on Divisadero Street, 1.5 blocks ahead catch the MUNI at the intersection of Haight and Divisadero heading east towards the Bay Bridge, get on the 6, 71, 71L or N-OWL route from this stop, depart at Market & 8th Street, once back on foot head north towards Grove Street, take a left on Grove Street going towards Civic Center Plaza.