North Beach is a Capital of Cool
North Beach is one of those places that makes you feel like you belong, even as a visitor. Maybe it’s the Old World vibe of Little Italy, where you can sip cappuccinos and munch on cannolis from checkered tablecloth bistro tables, or indulge in plates of chicken cacciatore at Original Joe’s. Walk off all that delicious food by climbing the Coit Tower, a 210-foot emblem of the San Francisco skyline since 1933 offering 360-degree views of the city. Don’t forget the Beat Museum, built to honor the artistic and influential Beat Generation that helped shape American literary culture. Feeling inspired after that visit? Pop by City Lights Bookstore where some of the earliest works from the Beat Generation were published. In the evenings, enjoy live music and drinks at Comstock Saloon or any of the multiple dive bars along Green street.