Van Ness/Civic Center
The cultural center of the city, residents of the Civic Center neighborhood are within walking distance to the War Memorial Opera House, Herbst Theatre, Davis Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Hall the Civic Auditorium and the Asian Museum. The federal, state, and city government offices are located here as well. Independent cinemas, along with 14-screen multiplexes, bookstores, coffee shops and cafes throng the main corridor of Van Ness Avenue. Nearby neighborhoods include Hayes Valley, Russian Hill and Chinatown.