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
Pier 39, San Francisco
Originally a cargo pier but later renovated into some sort of picturesque fishing village with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, Pier 39 is one of the country's most visited tourist attractions.
Ferry Building, San Francisco
Built in 1898 as a terminal for ferry passengers, the Ferry Building was a hub of activity until the construction of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges in the 1930s.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
This world famous marvel of architecture - the world's tallest and highest bridge when it was completed in 1937 - is now the most famous symbol of San Francisco.
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Once the commercial center of the city's fishing industry; today tourists flock to this waterfront area and the nearby Pier 39 attracted by the many restaurants and shops.

Random San Francisco Tours & Activities
Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Carolina Lugo's and Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
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San Francisco to Sausalito Self-Guided Bike Tour, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
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