NEMA has San Francisco lifestyle in its DNA. With long stretches of beach and waterfront, hiking trails for every level of urban adventurer, and public parks in every neighborhood, NEMA San Francisco residents are guaranteed some inspiring scenery. NEMA San Francisco is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods—each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. From land, from sea or by air, San Francisco is an incredible sight to behold. The month of February focuses on all affairs of the heart, so we’ve rounded up a few City spots that we love.

Civic Center. Civic Center is home to esteemed cultural performance institutions such as the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Asian Art Museum, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. There’s always something to see or do in Civic Center.

City Hall. Take in a sunset over City Hall, known as the “Crown Jewel” of San Francisco's historic Civic Center. The first San Francisco City Hall was built in 1871 in Civic Center on Larkin at Grove but laid in ruins after the 1906 Earthquake. Upon its rebuilding, it was moved to its current location, where it was rebuilt in the Beaux-Arts style and reopened to the public in 1915.

Coit Tower. This slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933. Its observation deck, reached by elevator provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

Ferry Building. The San Francisco Ferry Building dedicates its space to amazing food. You will find a long list of restaurants as well as shops selling everything from some of the best cheese around to local honey. It's a great place to stock up your kitchen with gourmet goodies and high-end gadgets.

Golden Gate Bridge. With towers soaring 746 feet/227 meters into the sky, its span arcing across the mouth of San Francisco Bay, and all of it painted bright red-orange, the Golden Gate Bridge is, quite simply, amazing. Whether you hike, walk, bike, shop, take a guided tour, or just sit back and take it all in, there is something for everyone.

Land at Sutro Baths. Before heading out on the Land’s End Trail, hike down to the Sutro Baths. This spot is a lot of fun to explore and to climb around on. You may think of Land’s End as a leisurely spot to take in sweeping views of the Pacific. But it’s also a fabulous place to kick it into second gear and get a real work out in. And the stairs. Oh the stairs!

Love the Lyon Street Steps. These steps, which connect Cow Hollow to Pacific Heights, require hoofing up eight flights of 15 steps to reach the top. But once you reach the apex, eye-popping views of the bay, the multimillion-dollar abodes, and the Palace of Fine Arts await.

Lover’s Lane. Enjoy a lovely walk along a twisty, curvy path with arboreal views. The oldest footpath through the Presidio, the small stretch was established in the 18th century as a shortcut used by Spanish soldiers and missionaries to get from the Main Post to Mission Dolores, located three miles south of the Presidio. Today it is one of the city’s most Instagrammable spots.

Pier 7. Take in a view of the Bay Bridge while strolling on this scenic pier. The pier, also called by some the “Broadway Pier” since it juts out into the bay just down the Embarcadero from Broadway is, at 840 feet in length, the second longest fishing pier in San Francisco. It extends out into water that is 35 feet deep, fairly deep water for Bay Area piers.

The Palace of Fine Arts. Outside of the Presidio is one of the best hiking spots in San Francisco to get out of nature while still being in the city. A walk around the lagoon makes for a scenic city stroll without any strenuous hills. There are photogenic opportunities at every turn around the lagoon.

Stroll along Salesforce Park. Stretching over nearly 4 blocks, this 5.4-acre rooftop park features a beautiful landscape with 600 trees, 16,000 plants arranged in various parts of the park, and a linear fountain. The perimeter of the park is a walking trail that spans half a mile. Along the trail are 13 small botanical gardens with flora and fauna representing different regions of the world.

Top of Twin Peaks. Want a spectacular 360 degree view of San Francisco? Head for the top of Twin Peaks. At more than 900 feet above sea level, these two hills offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, downtown SF, Angel Island, and so much more.

Transamerica Pyramid. The third tallest building proposed or built, and the second tower building standing in the Bay Area, is the Transamerica Pyramid, the defining icon for the San Francisco skyline since its completion in 1972. Located in the shadow of the Transamerica Pyramid, the Redwood Park POPOS is one of the Financial District's greenest and most serene spots.

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