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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
City Hall, San Francisco
San Francisco's City Hall, a magnificent beaux-arts building completed in 1915, was made seismic-proof after the 1989 earthquake damaged the historic structure.
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.
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco
Since the late 1960s, when it became world-famous as the heart of the 'Summer of Love', this neighborhood has been associated with the Hippie culture.
Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
The Embarcadero Center is a large mixed-use complex of five distinctive skyscrapers built between 1968 and 1983, later expanded with several more buildings.

Random San Francisco Tours & Activities
Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City and Muir Woods, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$123.00
San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$108.00



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