A sunny enclave in the heart of San Francisco, Hayes Valley has evolved into a mecca for upscale shopping and internationally-inspired cuisine. The neighboring arts circle, home to Nourse Theater, SF Jazz Center, and Davies Symphony Hall, keeps restaurants and cafes packed and tourists flock to the area’s many curated boutiques in search of limited-edition designer pieces, quirky art, and unbeatable vintage finds. Despite its rapid ascent to hipville, Hayes Valley has managed to maintain its sense of community. Restaurants range from casual bites to fine dining, with pop-up food trucks and craft beer gardens enhancing the communal feel. Proxy hosts a year-round calendar of engaging cultural events. For a more relaxing vibe, head to the Page and Laguna mini park. You’ll find a beautiful garden space perfect for relaxing.