two students walking together in downtown sf

The Heart of the City

San Francisco offers you an energy that you won't find anywhere else, and USF puts you in the heart of San Francisco. Literally. Everything in the city is less than 3.5 miles away. Come to USF, get your Muni pass, explore 37 distinct neighborhoods, and enjoy all the different cultures at your fingertips — Chinatown, the Mission, the Fillmore, Japantown, the Richmond…

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How to Savor San Francisco

Next time you’re in the city to cheer on the Dons, visit your USF student, or tour the Hilltop with a future USF student, try these spots and enjoy the city like a local.

Student eats spaghetti at Original Joe's in SF

5 Things to Do
5 Minutes(ish)
From USF

Discover what USF’s neighborhood has to offer.

students laughing together with carousel behind them
Amanda poses in front of a brick wall.

Amanda Sweeny '23

Accounting, BSBA

What's Your Favorite Place?

The Presidio is one of my favorite places. I enjoy morning runs and hikes and the lookout from Inspiration Point, as well as reading the historical plaques. It's crazy beautiful at dawn!”

Amanda Sweeny '23

Accounting, BSBA

Stretch your budget
with these nearby gems

10 thing to do
for $10(ish)

Soak in the City

Take in a 360-degree sweep of San Francisco from Hamon Observation Tower at de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Free admission.

— eight-minute bike ride

students look out observation room at the de young museum