Saints Peter & Paul Church
Wedding-cake cravings are inspired by this frosted white, triple-decker 1924 cathedral. The church holds Catholic masses in Italian,...
Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral and Washington Square Park
Wedding-cake cravings are inspired by this frosted-white, triple-layer 1924 cathedral where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe posed for...
Vintage neon points the way to Tony Nik's, keeping North Beach nicely naughty since 1933. This tiny cocktail lounge is co-owned by the...
Generations of North Beachers have entrusted the most important meal of the day to Mama and Papa Sanchez, whose sunny Victorian...
Washington Square information
Wild parrots, tai chi masters and nonagenarian churchgoing nonnas (grandmothers) are the company you'll keep on this lively patch of lawn. This was the city's earliest official park, built in 1850 on the ranchland of pioneering businesswoman Juana Briones – there's a bench dedicated to her. The parrots keep their distance in the treetops, but like anyone else in North Beach, they can probably be bribed into friendship with a focaccia from Liguria Bakery on the square's northeast corner.