With easy access to and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, the Marina is one of the City’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Falling victim to liquefaction after the 1906 earthquake and fire, the Marina rebuilt itself from the brick and rubble the earthquake left behind with many of the buildings today looking as they did in the early 1900s.
The Marina returned fully to prominence when the area hosted the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, displaying a range of incredible architecture. Today, the famous Palace of Fine Arts remains as one of the only buildings left standing from the Exposition. In recent decades, the Marina’s demographics have shifted from middle class families to a younger crowd of urban professionals who take advantage of Chestnut Street’s many restaurants and bars.