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Welcome to Civic Center/Van Ness

This section of downtown San Francisco is actually comprised of two plazas: Civic Center plaza, which houses the architecturally magnificent City Hall, and the United Nations Plaza, where the U.N. was first created in 1945. Attend the opera, ballet, or symphony, or catch a show at the nearby Orpheum Theater. Van Ness Avenue begins here and runs continuously north to the bay, offering numerous restaurants and movie theaters as an alternative to Civic Center’s more traditional venues.
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