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There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center.
Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
Downtown San Francisco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire Civic Center Plaza and complex is significant to any visit to SF. There is something for just about everyone including art exhibits, a playground, grassy areas, open plazas and buildings with museums, city hall and more. It's easy to maneuver, with plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We just saw it from outside while we went for a walk. Wouldn't recommend walking at night alone, but it was a lovely sight.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sway814
Reviewed 1 December 2018

I was visiting the Asian Art Museum and decided to walk over to the Civic Center. Beautiful plaza in front with lots of things going on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The Civic Center Plaza is beautiful. There are art exhibits and a playground. Easy to walk or sit. Close to the Orpheum, Davies Symphony Hall, Opera House and great restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great architecture, but what you may look from the park in outside, it will be a small part of you are going to see inside. Obviously, you will find supervision at the entrance, but they will ask for few time only. If you will be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diuxenio
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The homeless situation continues but now it's more pleasant. The homeless get to bath, use a toilet, and are feed prior to going out to get some sun at Civic Center. Those mentally ill, you'll find fireman, policemen, and ambulances helping them along with mental...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank D L
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This big open square has a couple of grant beaux arts buildings, the superb City Hall and the excellent Asian Art Museum (formerly the library). Nearby are the symphony hall and opera house. The square itself has been re-designed many times, but they just can't...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Here's another building for the architecture nerd tour. Classical architecture, the Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It was so striking we just stood and looked at it.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 14 February 2018

While going around the city of San Francisco we passed by the Civic Centre and liked its impressive architecture. Wished we had time to go inside and admire its rotunda.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Satyendra G
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Walked around the Civic center and the United Nations Plaza and enjoyed the atmosphere and views all around. The statue of Simon Bolivar is very pretty.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SteveRainville99
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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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