North beach is as iconic as it is affluent, with numerous high-end residential spots as well as a large variety of fine-dining restaurants. The neighborhood attracts tourists and locals alike with its authentic Italian cuisine and heritage. It showcases the Beat Generation through the Beat Museum and the iconic City Lights bookstore. Some notable locations in North Beach include Saints Peter and Paul Church, Columbus Avenue, and nearby, Lombard Street and Coit Tower. North Beach is decorated with WPA-era murals and has access to marvelous panoramic views. Some of the food options include Italian – obviously – as well as Chinese and other delicious dining options.