Sunday, October 31, 2010
Financial District more than just business.
The Financial District is located on Washington Street to the North. Davis Street to the East, Kearney Street to the West, and Market Street to the South. It is a fantastic surprise to people who are new to San Francisco. It is home to our tallest buildings.
The Transamerica Pyramid and 555 California and our Financial Institutions.
Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo Bank, McKesson, Gap,the Pacific Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve all are housed here. It is the only area in the City that when a traffic light changes as a Pedestrian your allowed to cross the street any way you can.
Horizontal,vertical,in circles if you like , all ways are legal.
It is busy Monday- Friday 7:30am-6:00pm and it's one of the areas in San Francisco where there are as many Pedestrians as there are cars. More people are in suites, on foot,and on the move than any other area in San Francisco. It feels most like New York People are well dressed and moving about on foot quickly.
It is a very hip area with great bars,great food, and amazing lunch time trucks.
Flowers are available on every corner. I don't know why flower vendors do so well in the Financial District in San Francisco and other cities. I suppose it has something to do with business people remembering at the last minute important dates like anniversaries , and birthdays...or perhaps the stress of working with money requires that you gaze at nature to feel calm. Whatever the reason some of the best flower shops are found on almost every corner in the Financial District, and some of my favorite restaurants are located in the Financial District.. Perbaco, Tadich Grill,Bix,
and Belden Ally are one of San Francisco's most charming Ally's full of restaurants.
The Financial District is not to be missed!