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
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
The only building that remains of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition is this magnificent neo-classical edifice, now home to a science museum.
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.
Lombard Street, San Francisco
Billed as the world's most crooked street, this is one of San Francisco's most photographed sights. Many tourists drive down the Lombard Street to experience its succession of sharp turns.
Union Square, San Francisco
Union Square marks the center of the city's shopping district. Many of the hotels and theaters in San Francisco are located in the area around this historic square.

Random San Francisco Tours & Activities
Muir Woods Hiking Tour from Marin, San Francisco
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Small Group San Francisco City Tour, San Francisco
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Arrival Transfer: to Private Residences, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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