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Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 852 469 (2014)
Metro: 4 594 060 (2014)
Time
Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
San Francisco
closeSan Francisco came to life with the gold rush, caused by the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In the 1930s with the construction of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, the city was connected to the bay area, now known for its numerous high-tech companies.
San Francisco has a unique character with very distinct neighbourhoods, like SoMa, Chinatown, Japantown, Castro and Mission district.
Random San Francisco Highlights
Alcatraz, San Francisco
This island - dubbed 'The Rock' - is known as the site of a former heavily guarded federal prison whose inmates included notorious names such as Al Capone and “Birdman” Robert Stroud.
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
The construction of the Moscone Convention Center was the start of the Yerba Buena project, which lead to a revived area, known as Yerba Buena Gardens.
St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
This strikingly modern church was built in 1971 as San Francisco's Roman Catholic cathedral. The 190ft (58m) tall building is topped with a 55ft (17m) tall cross. Inside is a modern kinetic sculpture by Richard Lippold.
Cable Cars, San Francisco
Built out of necessity since standard tramways couldn't cope with the steep hills in the city, the cable cars are now a symbol of San Francisco especially popular with tourists.

Random San Francisco Tours & Activities
San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$232.25
Alcatraz and Hills of San Francisco Segway Tour, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Segway tour: 3 hours; Alcatraz: varies
From USD
$150.00



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