Deco Ghetto is a small but vibrant section of Market Street in San Francisco, California. It is found between Franklin Street and Guerro Street extending to 14th Street. It is also called the 'Hub' and 'Mid-Market.' It is a busy neighborhood known for its restaurants, art galleries, and Art Deco furniture stores for locals and visitors to explore and experience with friends and family! Deco Ghetto is a highly trafficked pedestrian area and some outdoor eateries are even canine-friendly such as Zuni Café on Market Street which has dog-friendly outdoor tables. Rumor has it they will even bring your canine friend a water bowl to keep cool on those summer days. However, the weather in San Francisco has been described as somewhat Mediterranean with unusually cool summers, meaning that you'll never get too hot while out and about. Temperatures are relatively mild in winter and rainfall in the spring and summer is not frequent.
Deco Ghetto is a walker's dream with shops, galleries, and lots of people-watching opportunities to partake in with your puppy pal at your side. This is a sidewalk-heavy community, so expect paved walkways throughout which can make it easy and simple to get in your daily exercise. The neighborhood has a typical San Francisco terrain with the ups and downs of the hilly streets which can offer a bit of a challenge for elderly pups, so keep that in mind as you go out for your daily strolls. The main road through this area, Market Street, is a smaller section of a larger street, so you will find yourself either going up or down depending on which way you are walking. Be aware that pedestrian traffic is heavy in this area, so keep your canine friend on a leash and close to you. Keep a watch out for the debris common on city streets to protect your canine friend's sensitive feet.
While there are not many green spaces in this neighborhood, you will find a dog park at the edges of its borders. The SoMa West Dog Park is under the Central Freeway at Duboce Avenue and offers plenty of amenities for dog lovers to get out and about and enjoy the greenway and open space. The park has an off-leash play area which is great for socialization and interaction with other dogs and dog owners as long as your pup has good manners with other pets.
Market Street itself also has some planned treescapes that offer shade covering, making the area pleasant, even in the warmer summer months. While green spaces may be few and far in between, these sidewalks may have a few patchy areas of grass which are great for a quick stop or potty break. While you may need to improvise and travel to find that touch of nature, the area is still pleasant enough for any outdoor enthusiast.