North Beach, affectionately known as San Francisco's "Little Italy," is bustling with culture and activities, including annual festivals and parades. The neighborhood features a plethora of restaurants, clubs, and bars, and is located close to the bustling Chinatown. Within walking distance of North Beach, San Francisco's Chinatown is considered to be one of the largest Chinatowns in the world and one of the oldest in the United States, making it a notable attraction for many residents and tourists. Within Chinatown is the beloved Golden Gate Bakery -- famous for its delicious custard tarts. Additionally, The Academy of Art University is nearby -- perfect for college students.