San Francisco is a bustling cosmopolitan city in California and in a hilly and picturesque landscape located. Frisco, as it is commonly known by tourists but never by locals, is known for its liberal attitude. Here you will find the largest and most colorful gay community, as well as a Chinese or Italian quarter. A rather sad celebrity has the City because of its numerous and often devastating earthquakes in history.
The city is located on the northern tip of a peninsula, the San Francisco Bay is separated from the Pacific Ocean, and has about 800,000 inhabitants. Built on more than 40 hills, shining in San Francisco from, unlike any other city in the world, a unique and lovable character. With the name “San Francisco” are images of cable cars and the two Bay Bridge Golden Gate and San Francisco – Oakland connected. The surface area is about 125km ². The best travel times, we recommend the months of September and October, when there is no fog.
San Francisco is perhaps the exception of New York City, the only major city in the U.S. where you easily get there without a car almost anywhere, since SF has a very good public transport. The two major operators, however, have separate BART and MUNI fares, even with time cards. A simple ride on a cable car is $ 5. With the City Pass can also Muni-week pass and tickets to attractions are purchased together. Even without a set of wheels you can at least move in downtown San Francisco very well – the distance from the Tenderloin / Civic Center to the pier is for experienced pedestrian in 20 minutes to overcome.
San Francisco’s various neighborhoods can be easily explored on foot. Visits in the Mission District murals of the Mission, taquerias and the reconstructed Mission Dolores 18th Century. A different cultural flavor offering restaurants, cafes, the scent of Italian and Beat history of North Beach, which is right next to the Financial District and adjacent to Chinatown , with its narrow streets is unclear abrechnenden and restaurants.
Put your eclectic, multi-cultural journey in the hip dance, and jazz clubs of SoMa (South of Market) continues. Visit the shops and restaurants of the Embarcadero Center , the psychedelic Haight Ashbury and the colorful Castro. The views of the bay and the mansions of Pacific Heights and the Nihonmachi Mall in Japantown , a replica of a traditional Japanese village, complete your tour of San Francisco’s unique neighborhoods from. In the Civic Center between Japantown and SOMA, you can find the Performing Arts Center consists of Davies Symphony Hall , War Memorial Opera House (in the 1945 Treaty establishing the United Nations was signed), Veterans Building / Herbst Theatre , City Hall and the Main Library . A tour through San Francisco’s excellent museums should the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , the art collections at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Ansel Adams Center for Photography, the Mexican Museum, the Exploratorium and the Wells Fargo History Museum include with.
Climb the Telegraph Hill to 210 feet high Coit Tower to enjoy a magnificent view of the bay. This is also famous for its exquisite murals from the Depression era. Visitors may occur near Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square (once a chocolate factory), the Cannery, the Anchorage and Pier 39 to explore. These are all port markets with specialist shops, restaurants, galleries, live entertainment and in the case of Piers 39 and basking sea lions. Make a stop at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and learn something about the heyday of sailing ships and the relationship of San Francisco to the sea. You can learn more about this topic if you are the restored historic ships at Hyde Street Pier.
San Francisco has an abundance of beautiful parks. Enjoy it, in Golden Gate Park for a picnic to cycling, jogging or riding inline skates. Many nearby shops rent skates. Besichtige the MH de Young Memorial Museum , the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco , the California Academy of Sciences (which from the Natural History Museum , the Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium ) exists, the Strybing Arboretum and the Japanese Tea Garden . The park also contains a Golfklurs, windmills, a lake for a canoe and paddle boat ride, a barn, ponds for fly fishing and a buffalo paddock. Another scenic bay area gem is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes most of the shorelines of San Francisco and the Presidio and Alcatraz Iceland, a former high-security prison surrounds. Excursion boats to the island depart from Fisherman’s Wharf.
Find out in advance about the many great attractions and sights, before you decide how you want to explore San Francisco. Go to the twin peaks in the center of town for a magnificent 360 ° panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area . You can also customize any of the three cable cars to the intersection of California Street and Powell Street, take to the magnificent view from Nob Hill to enjoy the Bay.