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San Francisco’s Marina District Neighborhood Guide

Maggie Bach April 13, 2023

Offering incredible views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, fantastic green spaces, and an abundance of eateries and shops, welcome to the Marina. Surrounded by world-class views and landmarks in the distance, living in this neighborhood feels like a getaway from the bustling parts of The City. Whether you’re looking to enjoy sunny days hanging at Marina Green or picking up seasonal produce at the farmers market, our apartments at Marina Cove are near it all. Let’s explore this picturesque neighborhood!


Palace of Fine Arts


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An architectural landmark in San Francisco, the Palace of Fine Arts is located in the Marina, a short 15-minute MUNI ride or 4-minute drive from our apartments at Marina Cove. The Palace’s domed rotunda is filled with more than 12,000 pieces of art and was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This gorgeous space is a hint of ancient Rome in The City and a great spot to explore or sit on the grass and enjoy a picnic.

Fort Mason Center


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Located along the waterfront between Aquatic Park and Marina Green, Fort Mason Center is a gathering space for annual events, exhibitions, and performances. A quick seven-minute walk from our apartments at Marina Cove, our residents can conveniently walk to events including Off the Grid, a bustling nighttime street food festival public market open Fridays during the spring and summer months. West Coast Fair featuring local crafters and businesses, and the International Ocean Film Festival are other exciting events at Fort Mason!

Marina Green


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Located along the San Francisco Bay, the large expanse of green goodness is open 365 days a year for picnics, sightseeing, athletes, and more. With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island, Marina Green is a wonderful attraction to bask in all the iconic landmarks of the Bay. Moments away from our apartments at Marina Cove, our residents get to enjoy this stunning area at their leisure.


Lucca Delicatessen 


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Family-owned since 1929, Lucca Deli in the Marina has been sustained through three generations and continues serving delicious sandwiches, classic Italian entrees, and more. A 10-minute walk from Marina Cove or a 15-minute MUNI ride from 1000 Chestnut, our residents get to enjoy delicious bites from the deli and picnic at Marina Green so conveniently!


From the al pastor bowl to the pizza to the inviting mezze plate, you can’t go wrong with any of the options on Wildseed’s large menu. Sister restaurant to Rad Radish located near Trinity Place, Wildseed is a peaceful spot in the ever-relaxed Marina District, less than 10 minutes away from Marina Cove. Did we mention they also have a creative happy hour and cocktail menu?

Roma Antica


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A neighborhood favorite in the Marina, Roma Antica serves traditional Pinsa, ancient Roman Pizza, homemade pasta, bruschetta, and more. The restaurants feature wine from Italy, France, and California, each selected to pair perfectly with their dishes, this eatery is a great spot for date night or catching up with friends. It’s also a quick drive from our apartments at 1000 Chestnut, 2000 Broadway, and Clay Park Towers.


Chestnut and Union Street


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How about shopping? Explore Chestnut and Union streets for loads of shops including Gap, Sephora, Madewell, Malin + Goetz, Brandy Melville, and more. From clothing to beauty to furniture shopping, living nearby these streets make picking up your favorite items conveniently. Our apartments at Marina Cove are a 10-minute walk from Chestnut and Union Street.

Fort Mason Farmers Market


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Seasonal local produce, freshly baked sourdough, and stunning bouquets waiting to be brought home. The Fort Mason Farmers Market features over 35 farm stands, every Sunday from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm at Fort Mason Center. With nearby views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, this farmers market is one of the most scenic ones in The City. Luckily for our residents at Marina Cove, it’s only a five-minute walk away.

Cafes and Bars

Equator Coffee


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Founded in 1995, founders Brooke and Helen set out to roast and sell coffee that was a force for good. Focused on quality, sustainability, and social responsibility, Equator Coffee is a certified B corporation, demonstrating their commitment and performance to cultivate a positive social and environmental impact. Our residents at Marina Cove can get here in four minutes!

The Interval at Long Now


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A bar, cafe, and museum, the Interval is a one-of-a-kind space to enjoy coffee, cocktails, beer, or wine surrounded by books and mechanical wonders. Open seven days a week, this special spot offers indoor and outdoor seating and was named among the best bars in SF by Zagat and Thrillist. It’s also only a five-minute walk away from Marina Cove.

Balboa Cafe

Home of the Espressotini. This beloved neighborhood spot is known for itsdelicious espresso martini, made with nitro cold brew, vodka, and a few secret ingredients to make the first sip amazing. Balboa Cafe is within walking distance from Marina Cove and also serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, so this popular space is open throughout the day to enjoy American classics.

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