San Francisco: Golden Gate and Golden City
Quick facts about San Francisco
With its iconic and memorable beauty, San Francisco is wrapped in cultural attractions and filled with many globally known landmarks. To name a few: Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district and list goes on.
The art scene is very rich and delivers top of the class theater, opera, symphony and ballet performances, with frequent premieres of plays from Broadway. Many museums and galleries are at disposal to offer exquisite local and international collections of fine art.
City’s diverse communities bring various cultures into a wonderful melting pot, welcoming visitors with open arms. Visiting San Francisco also means great food from around the world, making it also word class dining location.
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Top things to do in San Francisco
It will take you probably a week to visit all the attractions in and around San Francisco, so please plan your visit for longer than few days visit. If you will have more time than that, you should try and visit some other places outside of SF, such as San Jose, Sacramento and Yosemite National park. All these are reachable by bus.
While in San Francisco, you should definitely try one of the Segway tours, as this looks like very popular way of moving around. Tour by night also gives you opportunity to see San Francisco in different light and sunset cruise of the Bay is also highly recommended.
Festivals and events in San Francisco
San Ftancisco is packed with festivals and events all year around. Here are some top recommendations.
SF Sketchfest (January), St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (March), Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival (April), Carnaval (May), SF Pride (June), Union Street Festival (June), Outside Lands (August), Folsom Street Fair (September), Italian Heritage Parade (October).
Interesting facts about San Francisco
- Before it was renamed to San Francisco, this small city by the bay was called Yerba Buena.
SF is home to the largest competition of American wines in the world.
The United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco. It was signed in the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in the Civic Center District on June 26, 1945.
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