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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