Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
City: 852 469 (2014)
Metro: 4 594 060 (2014)
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
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
One of the few remnants of the city's Spanish colonial past, this 18th century missionary post is the oldest building in San Francisco.
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.
TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco
The exotic shape of this skyscraper made the Transamerica Pyramid one of San Francisco's iconic landmarks. The 260m tall tower (850+ft) was built in 1972 by William Pereira.
Coit Tower, San Francisco
The 210ft Coit tower on top of the Telegraph Hill is a monument dedicated to the San Francisco Firemen. It has an observation platform with a great 360° view.

Random San Francisco Tours & Activities
Exclusive Napa Valley Wine Tour, San Francisco
  • Duration: 6 hours
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