ABOUT THE STORE : STREET MAP / DIRECTIONS
Please note - These routes were not chosen because they were the
shortest or most direct but instead for their simplicity.
From the South (i.e. San Jose, Palo Alto, SF International Airport, etc.)
Go North on Highway 101. Remain on 101 all the way into San Francisco
until it ends at the Mission Street exit (note - when the freeway splits,
do not follow signs to the Bay Bridge). At the exit stay in the left
hand lane and follow signs towards "Duboce St.". At the bottom of the
off ramp there is a stop light. Proceed straight through the light
and get in the left hand lane. The next stop light make a left-hand
turn onto "Valencia St.". Go six stoplights down Valencia St. to 19th
St. Borderlands will be half a block beyond 19th St. on the right-hand
side right next to a small park.
From the North (i.e. Marin, Santa Rosa, etc.)
Go South on Highway 101 across the Golden Gate bridge into San Francisco.
After getting off the bridge go to the second exit which will be "Lombard
St.". Once you exit you will have only one choice of direction on Lombard
St. Proceed in that direction for a number of blocks until you reach
"Van Ness St." (which will be a very large intersection one block after Franklin
St.). Make a right-hand turn onto Van Ness St. Again you will
go a number of blocks on Van Ness St. until you come to Market St.
When you cross Market St. Van Ness St. will change to "South Van Ness St."
Continue along South Van Ness St. past the Highway 101 overpass and on ramp.
Go six stoplights past the 101 on-ramp to "19th St." Make a right-hand
turn onto 19th St. and go two blocks to "Valencia St." Make a left-hand
turn onto Valencia St. Borderlands will be half a block beyond 19th
St. on the right-hand side right next to a small park.
From the East (i.e. Berkeley, Oakland, Sacramento, etc.) etc.)
Enter San Francisco on the Bay Bridge / Highway 880.
Once you cross the bridge, continue along the highway
and follow signs for "Mission St." Take the ramp towards
"Misson St. / Highway 101". Remain to the left as you
come to the Mission St. exit. At the exit stay in the left
hand lane and follow signs towards "Duboce St.". At the
bottom of the off ramp there is a stop light. Proceed
straight through the light and get in the left hand lane.
The next stop light make a left-hand turn onto "Valencia
St.". Go six stoplights down Valencia St. to 19th St.
Borderlands will be half a block beyond 19th St. on the right-hand side right next to a small park.
PUBLIC TRANSIT DIRECTIONS
MUNI - There are a number of city busses that will get one very close
to the store. Here are several of them.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) - BART service runs into San Francisco
from as far South as Daly City and from the East Bay (i.e. Oakland,
Berkely, etc.). There are two BART stations that are convenient to Borderlands.
Walking directions are as follows:
Parking anywhere in San Francisco can be a bit challenging. The Mission District isn't as bad as it gets but it can be difficult, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Below are a few tips that may help, along with listings for three parking garages in the area.
Metered spaces - As of this writing (March, 2009) the city is trying to raise revenue by issuing an many parking tickets as possible. That means that you can expect most parking rules to be consistently and quickly enforced. Hence, you should assume that an expired parking meter will get you a ticket. All the meters in the area take dollar coins, quarters, dimes and nickels. 25 cents will give you 10 minutes of time. Standard meters will allow up to one hour at a time. Meter "feeding" (i.e. going back to a meter and adding time) is generally OK but prohibited in theory. Commercial spaces have a limit of 1/2 hours and can be spotted by the yellow curb. Though the signs say "Commercial Vehicles Only" sometimes parking non- commercial vehicles is all right, as long as the meter is paid.
Middle Lane Parking - In theory it is legal to park in the middle lane of Valencia St. during the day on Sundays only. Otherwise, you are liable to be towed. You are also likely to be towed if you block someone's driveway or park on 18th St. during the posted "No Parking" hours.
Guerrero St. - Guerrero St. runs parallel to Valencia St. and one block to the West. There are no parking meters on this street and it's an excellent place for on-street parking.
Garages - If all else fails or you just don't feel like
driving around the Mission looking for parking you can
try these garages:
16th St. at Hoff (between Mission and Valencia) City Garage. Metered parking so don't forget your quarters. It's a longer walk from the store (about four long blocks) and the neighborhood is a little questionable, so be careful after dark. Also fills up fast on the weekends, especially in the evening.
Mission St. (between 19th and 20th) El Capitan/Greek
Imports behind Bruno's. Enter on Mission St. Private
lot. Closer to Borderlands than the one above, this lot is a
little funky but perfectly acceptable. The area can be a
little questionable at night but is fine in the daytime.
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