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9 Historic Neighborhoods in San Francisco That Will Transport You To The Past

Did you know there are more than 140 neighborhoods within the 7×7 miles of San Francisco? And that some of them have some fascinating history behind them? While the 1906 earthquake and fires destroyed over 80% of the city, some of its most gorgeous areas and structures managed to survive. So, put away that smartphone and flash back to more innocent times (or, maybe not so much—see #5) at these historic neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Ah, the good old days! What’s your favorite historical landmark or neighborhood in San Francisco? Let us know in the comments!

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (