SoMa and Civic Center Travel Guide
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SoMa and Civic Center

To a newcomer, the SoMa (short for "south of Market") and Civic Center Districts may look like cheek-by-jowl neighbors—they're divided by Market Street. To locals, though, these areas are separate entities, especially since Market Street itself is considered such a strong demarcation line. Both communities have a core of cultural sights, as well as their share of sketchy blocks. North of Civic Center lies the western section of the Tenderloin neighborhood, while to the east is hip Hayes Valley.

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