October 20, 2017

The Best Haunted Houses in San Francisco

Where can you find things that go bump in the night? In a haunted house, of course – so where are the best ones around town? The ones filled with dread, mysterious voices, noises, and all-things unexplained? We’ve got the answers in our new blog, the Best Haunted Houses in …

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October 5, 2017

The Best Pumpkin Patches Around the Area

Just what is the perfect pumpkin? Everyone has their favorite; whether it’s perfectly round or just thick enough or even elongated. Well, whatever your choice, you won’t find it without a great pumpkin patch. That’s why we’re dedicated our latest blog to the Best Pumpkin Patches Around The Area. …

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October 1, 2017

The Best Halloween Festivities Around SoMa

Halloween is almost upon us – and SoMa is filled with so many things to do, see, and go bump in the night. So check out our new blog if you dare; the Best Halloween Festivities Around SoMa! Kicking off our blog on the best Halloween festivities around SoMa is …

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September 25, 2017

The Best Ethnic Restaurants Around SoMa

SoMa and its surrounding area is home to some amazing restaurants – but best of all are the ethnic ones where you can sample treats and tastes from the world over. But which are the best ethnic restaurants around SoMa? Our new blog has all the answers. Kicking off …

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September 20, 2017

The Best October Events Around SoMa

October in SoMa can be pretty hectic with lots going on and tons to do. But which are the ones worth your time? That’s the focus of our brand new blog, the Best October Events Around SoMa. Kicking off our blog on the best October events around SoMa is …

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September 6, 2017

Best Vegan Restaurants in SoMa

Those of us who’ve tried vegan know how good it is – how tasty and, in most cases, it’s utterly indistinguishable from non-vegan food. But where in SoMa can you find the best vegan restaurants? That’s the focus of our new blog so let’s dive straight in! Kicking off our …

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September 2, 2017

Best Coffee Shops Around SoMa With Fall Flavors

Fall is here and you can taste it – literally! Coffee shops around town are offering fall flavors and filling our heads and senses with everything Autumn. But which are the best coffee shops around SoMa with Fall flavors? We thought you’d never ask! Kicking off our blog on the …

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August 23, 2017

THE BEST BOOKSTORES IN SOMA

Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book? Only crazy people, that’s who! So for the rest of us, nothing beats walking around a great bookstore, figuring out which novel is going to move us next. But where in SoMa can you find the best bookstores? Our brand new …

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August 15, 2017

THE BEST SEPTEMBER EVENTS NEAR SOMA

There are so many things to do as Summer winds to a close that we figured we should probably devote an entire blog to it so you don’t miss out. So without further ado, here’s our brand new blog that’s focused on the Best September Events near SoMa! Launching our …

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August 10, 2017

THE BEST HAPPY HOURS IN SOMA

SoMa has so many great pubs and bars that we got to wondering; which of them held the best gosh darn Happy Hours? There are so many choices but we got stuck in and pared the list down to the best of the best – so without further ado, here …

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August 2, 2017

BEST ROAD TRIPS AROUND SOMA

It’s the summer and one of the best things about summer is…. . A ROAD TRIP!!! There are so many places near SoMa that are great to take a road trip to that we figured we’d dedicate our latest blog to the subject. So without any further ado, let’s dive …

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July 26, 2017

The Best August Events in SoMa

There’s so much going in town this August that we thought it was probably best we tackled the subject in our latest blog. So here it is – the best August events in SoMa – and without further ado, let’s dive right in. Kicking off our blog on the …

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July 20, 2017

The Best Local Stores in SoMa

SoMa is filled with the best shopping, right?! Nothing beats heading out on a weekend and window shopping amongst some of the most interesting shopping districts in, let’s face it, the entire country! But which – and where – are the best local stores in SoMa? That’s the topic of …

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July 10, 2017

The Best Seafood Restaurants in SoMa

With so many great restaurants in SoMa it’s fair to say we’re spoiled! So much goodness and so many types of food to boot. But say you prefer seafood. Where, you may ask, are the best seafood restaurants in SoMa? We’ve got all the answers for you in our latest …

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July 5, 2017

The Best Places to Spend Time Outside in SoMa

South of Market is a beautiful place to live and, in Spring and Summer, comes alive with things to do as the sunshine plays down amongst us. But where are the best places to spend time outside in SoMa? It’s the focus of our brand new blog! Kicking off our …

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June 30, 2017

The BEST BRUNCHES IN SOMA

Brunch is the perfect meal because you get to enjoy all of the delicious breakfast foods with friends and family without waking up at the crack of dawn. Living in SoMa means you are just down the street from some of the most popular brunch spots in San Francisco. For …

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June 15, 2017

THE BEST BEACHES NEAR SOMA

With the weather finally warming up, it is time to get out and start enjoying the sun. While parks and other outdoor activities are great, going to the beach is a true event of the summer season. Living so close to the coastline means there are many beaches within a …

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June 6, 2017

WHERE TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY NEAR SOMA

The summer season is officially in full swing, so that means one thing and one thing only: time to start planning for the 4th of July! The celebration of Independence Day is a big one, and luckily we live in a city where there is so much to do. Whether …

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June 2, 2017

SOLAIRE SF + BLUE BOTTLE = LOVE

Love Blue Bottle? So do we! Living in SoMa means having the best coffee right outside your door! Check out our collaborative video with the delicious coffee house below!

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May 25, 2017

THE BEST FATHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES AROUND SAN FRANCISCO:

Dad’s are just the best, aren’t they? Living in San Francisco means there are numerous events to celebrate Father’s Day, and each of them can be tailored to fit your dad. This week’s blog is all about some of Solaire’s favorite Father’s Day adventures:Hamilton: On Father's Day, spend the evening …

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May 18, 2017

MAY 2017 TRANSBAY UPDATE

The Transbay Transit Center is set to open late this year and will serve numerous bus lines, including AC Transit, Muni, Golden Gate Transit and Greyhound. It’s still unknown when it might connect to high-speed rail or Caltrain, which will operate the station, how much it will cost to operate, …

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May 9, 2017

THE BEST HIKES AROUND SOMA

With the weather quickly warming up, now is the prime time for some great hikes. Whether you want to make your hike a whole day trip or just a few hours, living in SoMa means you have so many options to choose from! Land’s End: At the northwestern corner of …

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May 2, 2017

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SOMA TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY

Spring has officially sprung in SoMa, and that means it’s time to celebrate one of the most important people in our lives: Mom. Living in SoMa means you have a bounty of different delicious restaurants to choose from, so we are dedicating this week’s blog to the best places to …

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April 30, 2017

THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN SOMA

Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, so that means it’s time to start hunting down the best Mexican food spots in our neighborhood. Living in SoMa means you have quite the variety of choices, from a tequila bar with an excellent happy hour selection, or a hole in the wall …

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April 20, 2017

THE BEST WINE BARS IN SOMA

Living in SoMa means your life is always surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, so sometimes you just want to find a place to wind down. Luckily, SoMa offers some of the best wine bars in San Francisco, so it will be difficult to choose which one …

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April 15, 2017

THE BEST MAY EVENTS NEAR SOMA

Summer is coming up quick, and living in SoMa means you’ll be amidst all the hustle and bustle of the warm weather events. This week’s blog post is all about the highlights of our area’s event’s we are most excited to attend: via SanFranciscoTravelSFMade Week: From May 8-14, 2017 SFMade …

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April 2, 2017

THE BEST BREWERIES IN SOMA

One of the best parts about living in SoMa is experiencing all the local culture, which always includes delicious cuisine. Our neighborhood boasts some of the best breweries in NorCal, and this week’s blog is all about a few of our favorites!: Black Hammer Brewing: SoMa’s brewery scene further expands …

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March 30, 2017

MUSIC FESTIVALS AROUND SAN FRANCISCO

It’s that time of year again where your friends are eagerly discussing which festival lineup has just dropped and which ones they want to attend. While there are nationally known festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, luckily living in SOMA means you are in a very close proximity to some of …

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March 18, 2017

BEST MUSIC VENUES IN SOMA PT II

SOMA is home to some of the best music venues in the country. Local and national bands and artists come through our neighborhood on a weekly basis, giving you the opportunity to see some of your favorite acts. This week’s blog is a continuation of the list of our favorite …

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March 10, 2017

THE BEST SPOTS IN SOMA TO TAKE VISITORS

It’s a fact of life that while living in an exciting neighborhood like SOMA, people are going to want to visit you. While the typical San Francisco sights are nice to see, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, SOMA also has so many beautiful sights to see that will show …

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March 3, 2017

A DAY AROUND SOMA SAN FRANCISCO

With the weather warming up, it’s now time to get out of the house (or apartment) and explore our beautiful city. Living in SOMA gives you ample opportunity to have a day packed with new adventures every time you leave home. This week’s blog is all about one of our …

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February 27, 2017

THE BEST CAMPING SITES NEAR SOMA

Is there anything better than spending a weekend in the great outdoors? With the weather finally warming up and the summer season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning a weekend camping trip. Living in SOMA means that some of NorCal’s most beautiful camping sites are only …

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February 19, 2017

THE BEST IRISH PUBS IN SOMA

Living in SoMa means that every day can be a celebration, but St. Patty’s Day holds a spot close to our heart. The upcoming holiday will be a day to remember, so here are our favorite spots to get yourself into the Irish spirit! Kate O'Brien's Irish Bar & Grilll- Quite …

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February 10, 2017

THE BEST DAY TRIPS NEAR SOMA

Living in SoMa means you get to be right in the middle of the hustle and bustle, but sometimes that becomes exhausting. Luckily our beautiful neighborhood is only a quick car ride away from some of NorCal’s most coveted adventures. Where do you like to road trip to? Muir Woods- Muir …

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February 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO'S BEST FEBRUARY EVENTS IN 2017

When the holidays are over and the weather stays dreary, it can be easy to slip into a seasonal “down in the dumps” feel. Living in San Francisco means there are so many events for every part of the year, so it’s easy to never feel bored. Here is a …

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January 30, 2017

THE BEST PIZZA SLICES IN SOMA

Oh pizza, one of the most convenient and delicious food items ever created. Living in SOMA means there are many different places and styles of the beloved dish to choose from, but they all use the freshest ingredients for a wonderful culinary experience! Here are a few of the places …

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January 29, 2017

SOLAIRE'S FAVORITE SPOTS: AZUCAR LOUNGE

We love living in SOMA because it gives access to some of the best cuisines in the country. With its plush couches for relaxing and wildly colorful decor to bring about a fun ambiance, one of favorite local restaurants in the area is Azucar Lounge. This delicious restaurant offers bottomless tacos and inexpensive pitchers …

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January 10, 2017

The Best Fitness Centers in SoMa

What was your New Years’ resolution? If it was to get into amazing shape, living in SoMa will suit you well! Our neighborhood offers so many amazing fitness centers encompassing many different styles of exercise. Which one is your favorite?Barry’s Bootcamp SoMa: Barry's is the absolute best workout you can …

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January 4, 2017

THE BEST LUNCHES IN SOMA

While living in SOMA, it is always easy to find a delicious spot for either a quick bite to eat in the middle of a workday or a gathering with a group of friends for cocktails and gossip! For this week’s blog, we have chosen 3 of our favorite lunch …

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December 28, 2016

THE BEST ICE CREAM IN SOMA

Even though it’s in the middle of winter, we still enjoy treating ourselves to some tasty treats every now and then. Living in SOMA means there are so many different options of ice creams and gelatos, you won’t know which one to choose!Humphry Slocombe- We can safely say that Humphry …

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December 27, 2016

BEST MUSEUMS IN SOMA

With the weather getting colder every day, it can sometimes become difficult to find something to keep you occupied during your free time. By living in SOMA, San Francisco’s cultural epicenter, the residents have access to so many amazing museums and galleries, it’s difficult to choose a favorite!San Francisco Museum …

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December 15, 2016

BEST JUICE SPOTS IN SOMA

While living in SOMA, everyday life can become extremely tiring with all the city-life hustle and bustle! Luckily, there are plenty of delicious juice bars to give you that extra healthy energy boost to keep you going! Juice Shop: This tiny shop supplies you with all the nutritious beverages you …

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December 3, 2016

Best Bakeries in SOMA

While we are almost in the middle of another busy holiday season, it is easy to imagine all the delicious baked goods that are about to be enjoyed. Living in SOMA means there are so many delectable bakeries to enjoy all of your favorite treats. This week’s blog is all …

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November 17, 2016

SOMA's Best Ramen and Pho Restaurants

As the weather rapidly cools down, it is now the perfect time of year to grab a delicious warm bowl of ramen or pho. If you're like us, you've always wondered about the difference between these two. Ramen stock is darker, richer and tends to be cloudy. It's often made from pork …

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November 5, 2016

Best Taco Spots in SOMA

If there was one food that has exploded onto the scene, it’s the taco. This traditional Mexican dish is delicious, cultural, and colorful. Not only are tacos crunchy, but they're also soft, warm, have tons of filling, are inexpensive, and you can eat them without utensils. Bottom line. . they're efficient. …

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October 28, 2016

Where to Grab Sushi in SOMA

Sushi is one of the fastest growing markets in the food business, helping to open many different varieties of restaurants in a single neighborhood. People love sushi because it's fun to eat, somewhat healthy, and contains a large variety of different ingredients and combinations. Living in SOMA allows us to try …

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October 14, 2016

SOMA Spotlight: The Bottom of the Hill

From indie rock to hip-hop, this popular club offers a range of live music, plus outdoor seating. The Bottom of the Hill is a small, intimate space, but you can catch some good acts that pass through here.  With affordable food options served alongside tasty drinks, this venue is the …

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October 12, 2016

The Best Farmers Markets in SoMa

One of the best things about living in SoMa is the many options for the freshest produce from local farmers. Not only do these farmers markets provide the option of delicious foods, but it can turn into an all day event! Here are a few of our favorite markets:Ferry Plaza …

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October 1, 2016

The Best Flower Shops in SoMa

Flower arrangements are the perfect gift in any situation. Whether you need a simple bouquet or an elaborate floral design, living in SoMa gives many different options to choose from. Here are some of local favorite floral stores:Hoogasian Flowers: This flower shop is a massive SoMa floral staple featuring a …

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September 28, 2016

The Best Local Shops in SOMA

By choosing local, independent businesses for your shopping and dining needs you'll get to enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience. Furthermore, you’ll also be helping the local economy! SOMA has so many amazing local shops and businesses that you might never have to shop at a “big-box” retailer again!Christopher’s Books1400 18th …

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September 22, 2016

The Best Vegetarian & Vegan Spots in SOMA

A vegan/vegetarian diet is associated with a higher consumption of fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, magnesium, unsaturated fat, and countless phytochemicals. As a result, vegetarians often find themselves healthier, more energetic, and happier! The only downside? Finding options for vegan/vegetarian meals that are both convenient and delicious can be difficult. No …

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September 14, 2016

September San Francisco Transbay Updates

Public transportation in San Francisco is a crucial part of the solution to the city’s economic, energy, and environmental challenges - helping to bring a better quality of life. In increasing numbers, people are using public transportation and local communities are expanding public transit services, such as the Transbay Transit …

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September 8, 2016

Best Music Venues in SOMA

Since being named the industrial-swank side of San Francisco, the energy in SOMA is young and adventurous. One of the best parts about SOMA is that it is always possible to see the best bands touring San Francisco at one of the area’s best music venues, all being a short …

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August 26, 2016

Best Yoga Studios in SoMa San Francisco

There are few exercise routines that cater to every walk of life, however, the mind-body practice of yoga is frequently touted for its ability to not only reduce stress and boost well-being, but also offering wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. Thankfully by living in SoMa, …

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August 19, 2016

Best Coffee in SoMa

Throughout the history of mankind, there has been one drink and one drink only that motivates the working class to get out of bed in the morning: coffee. Luckily for us, we live in SoMa, a neighborhood in the middle of its third coffee wave, offering numerous options to enjoy …

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August 12, 2016

Best Parks in SoMa San Francisco

The beautiful thing about living in SoMa is that you’re amidst all of the hustle and bustle that San Francisco has to offer, however, sometimes it’s important to trade in the concrete jungle for a grassy oasis. Thankfully, SoMa has many lush parks conveniently located throughout the neighborhood, offering the …

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August 5, 2016

Your Guide to Living in SoMa

The beautiful Solaire SF resides in SoMa, a vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco just south of the Financial District. If you're new to living in SoMa, our guide will tell you about the local sights, treats, and the best places to soak up some San Fran culture. SoMa is a …

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