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San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco Culture and Travel Guide

Foggy and progressive, San Francisco is the crown jewel of Northern California. This compact, hilly city at the center of the wider San Francisco Bay Area has witnessed many of America’s most influential cultural moments, from hippie counte...More

San Francisco Attractions and Sightseeing

Even with all its steep hills, San Francisco’s small size makes it a walkable city. Those with calves of steel are rewarded with a showcase of the city’s architectural splendor; the view from Alamo Square – brightly-colored Victorian houses against a backdrop of Downtown skyscrapers is particularly iconic. Of course, taking in the Art Deco masterpiece that is the Golden Gate Bridge is a must on any San Francisco trip, as is a visit to the former prison on Alcatraz Island. Every neighborhood here has a story to tell. The heart of the ’60s hippie revolution, Haight-Ashbury, is the place to go to relive the Summer of Love all year round, while the nearby Castro district is one of America’s first gay neighborhoods and a magnet for LGBTQ+ travellers to this day. North Beach, birthplace of the Beatnik movement and home of the City Lights bookstore, is equally historic. SF also boasts the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America, which explains the city’s reputation for great dim sum.

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