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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
Botanical Garden, San Francisco
Part of the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco's Botanical Garden features more than 7500 plants from regions around the world spread out over 55 acres / 22ha.
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.
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.
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.

Random San Francisco Tours & Activities
Alcatraz with Napa and Sonoma Wine Country 2-Day Tour, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days
From USD
$149.00
California Academy of Sciences Behind-the-Scenes Tour, San Francisco
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$60.90



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