San Francisco

The centerpiece of the Bay Area, San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. The cultural center of northern , San Francisco is renowned for its mixture of scenic beauty and unique culture that makes it one of the most vibrant and desirable cities in the nation, if not the world.
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Popular Destinations

With some of the most beautiful scenery and intact natural environments in the city, the area is the spectacular northern tip of the San Francisco peninsula. Photo: Kevin Cole, CC BY 2.0.

in San Francisco combines two adjoining neighbors, both of which are among the city's most popular immigrant neighborhoods. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

As the name implies, the Civic Center is the primary center of government within San Francisco, housing many important civic institutions. Photo: Almonroth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

San Francisco's most popular destination among travelers, is the tourist center of the city. Photo: Miskatonic, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourism location
, formerly Bank of America Center, is a 52-story 779 ft skyscraper in San Francisco, . is situated 1¼ miles northeast of San Francisco. Photo: Chris Yunker, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Theatre
is a historic music venue in San Francisco, . Photo: total13, CC BY 2.0.

Tourist attraction
City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, , that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. is situated 1½ miles northeast of San Francisco. Photo: Angler45, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
The is a museum of science, technology, and arts in San Francisco. is situated 2 miles northeast of San Francisco. Photo: Dacreep, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

Lush Golden Gate Park, foggy Sunset, hilly Richmond, and the steep cliffs of Lands End make up of western San Francisco. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an area of Downtown San Francisco, made up of two neighborhoods: the bustling shopping and theater district surrounding Union Square, and the central business district where Market Street meets the bay. Photo: Almonroth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, short for South of Market, is San Francisco's urban renewal district and an extension… Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The District is a district of San Francisco noted for its ethnic diversity, in particular the neighborhood's large Hispanic community. Photo: Tim Bartel, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is a district of San Francisco running along Street and the famous center of San Francisco's hippie community, with a multitude of eclectic stores, coffee shops, and art that reflects this fact. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 2.5.

A mostly residential area of San Francisco, stretches west from downtown's area to Arguello Boulevard north of the Panhandle parkway. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Atop the hills overlooking the bay and bustling downtown San Francisco are two adjacent neighborhoods famed for their wealth, panoramic views, and the historic cable cars which still climb the steep streets of the area. Photo: Antoinetav, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Southwestern San Francisco is made up of several hilly neighborhoods that include some of the city's highest peaks, beautiful parkland, and tranquil neighborhoods tucked in the hillsides, where you'll find spectacular views and quiet parks. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The colorful Castro is the famous gay center of San Francisco, a vibrant and historic neighborhood full of businesses geared towards the city's LGBT community. Photo: brian kusler, CC BY 2.0.

is made up of several mostly residential neighborhoods of San Francisco… Photo: Eric Fredericks, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, just south of the of San Francisco, is a cute, eclectic neighborhood that was once very working class, but is becoming quickly gentrified. Photo: Octoferret, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Localities in the Area

Neighborhood
The is a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, in the flatlands on the southern slope of , situated between the shopping district to the northeast and the office district to the southwest. Photo: Jjron, GFDL.

Neighborhood
is a 2.6-acre public plaza bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, . Photo: Aude, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Neighborhood
The is a neighborhood in San Francisco, . is situated 4 miles south of San Francisco.

San Francisco

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