About San Francisco, CA
With its myriad hills and spectacular bay, San Francisco beguiles with natural beauty, vibrant neighborhoods, and contagious energy. From the hipster Mission District to the sassy Castro, from bustling Union Square to enduring Chinatown, this dynamic town thrives on variety. The city makes it wonderfully easy to tap into the good life, too: between San Francisco's hot arts scene, tempting boutiques, parks perfect for jogging or biking, and all those stellar locavore restaurants and cocktail bars, it's the ultimate destination for relaxed self-indulgence.
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Things You Can’t Miss
A herd of roaming bison. Brought to San Francisco in 1891 to save this American icon from extinction, it’s a view of our Wild West roots.
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Start at one end of this amazing foodie paradise and walk to the other eating at every cheese shop, bakery and gourmet food counter along the way.
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I like to stay close to the harbor — that way after a long day of walking up steep inclines, the way back to my hotel is all downhill.
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Feast on hot dogs and beer as you watch the World Series-winning Giants take on the visitors at AT&T Park. With any luck, you’ll see some homeruns, too!
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Follow the barks of the sea lions to Fisherman’s Wharf—a historic bayside neighborhood known for its tourist sights and freshly caught Dungeness crabs.
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The California Academy of Sciences in the heart of Golden Gate Park houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a four-story tropical rainforest.
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No one was ever known to escape “The Rock” in its 29 years as a federal prison, but now a ferry ride makes a day trip — or a spooky night tour — easy.
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