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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
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.
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.
Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco
This large Japanese garden, created in 1894 for the California Midwinter Fair, is one of the main attractions in San Francisco's expansive Golden Gate Park.
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.




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