Book Amazing Activities in San Francisco
Ever since the Gold Rush, plucky dreamers have headed west to the City By The Bay. And there is something in the air here – aside from the patchy morning fog – that continues to make San Francisco feel like a dream. Home of the Beat Generation and Haight-Ashbury’s Summer of Love, San Francisco nurtures progressive social and political movements that often rally the nation. Balanced on a peninsula near the San Andreas and Hayward faults with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Bay to the east, the ground can sometimes feel shaky, but the beauty of the city endures. Glimpse the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as you stroll along the waterfront in the Marina district. Huff it up to Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill for a stunning 360 view of the city skyline. Nibble your way through the Ferry Building for a taste of San Francisco’s famed and fresh local cuisine. Sip hot chocolate in Ghiradelli square as the fog rolls in. Pack your sweater, prepare for “microclimates” and have your breath taken away. Just be careful, you might leave your heart behind.
FoundingSan Francisco ("Saint Francis") was founded on June 29, 1776 when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate.
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