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 California, 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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With some of the most beautiful scenery and intact natural environments in the city, the Golden Gate area is the spectacular northern tip of the San Francisco peninsula.

Chinatown-North Beach in San Francisco combines two adjoining neighbors, both of which are among the city's most popular immigrant neighborhoods.

As the name implies, the Civic Center is the primary center of government within San Francisco, housing many important civic institutions.


San Francisco's most popular destination among travelers, Fisherman's Wharf is the tourist center of the city.

Lush Golden Gate Park, foggy Sunset, hilly Richmond, and the steep cliffs of Lands End make up The Avenues of western San Francisco.

Union Square-Financial District 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.

SoMa, short for South of Market, is San Francisco's urban renewal district and an extension …

The Mission District is a district of San Francisco noted for its ethnic diversity, in particular the neighborhood's large Hispanic community.

The Haight is a district of San Francisco running along Haight 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.

A mostly residential area of San Francisco, Western Addition stretches west from downtown's Civic Center area to Arguello Boulevard north of the Panhandle parkway.

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.

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.

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.

Southeast San Francisco is made up of several mostly residential neighborhoods of San Francisco …

Bernal Heights, just south of the Mission District of San Francisco, is a cute, eclectic neighborhood that was once very working class, but is becoming quickly gentrified.

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Other Names for San Francisco

  • Arabic:  سان فرانسيسكو
  • Armenian:  Սան Ֆրանցիսկո
  • Azerbaijani:  San-Fransisko
  • Basque:  San Frantzisko
  • Belarusian:  Горад Сан-Францыска
  • Bengali:  সান ফ্রান্সিস্কো
  • Bishnupriya:  সান ফ্রান্সিসকো কাউন্টি
  • Bulgarian:  Сан Франциско
  • Burmese:  ဆန်ဖရန်စစ္စကိုမြို့
  • Central Kurdish:  سان فرانسیسکۆ
  • Chechen:  Сан-Франциско
  • Chinese:  旧金山
  • Chuvash:  Сан-Франциско
  • Eastern Mari:  Сан-Франциско
  • Egyptian Arabic:  سان فرانسيسكو
  • English:  Frisco
  • Esperanto:  San-Francisko, Sanfrancisko
  • Extremaduran:  San Franciscu
  • Gan Chinese:  舊金山
  • Georgian:  სან-ფრანცისკო
  • Greek:  Σαν Φρανσίσκο
  • Hakka Chinese:  Khiu-kîm-sân
  • Hawaiian:  Kapalakiko
  • Hebrew:  סן פרנסיסקו
  • Hindi:  सैन फ्रांसिस्को
  • Japanese:  サンフランシスコ
  • Karachay-Balkar:  Сан-Франциско
  • Kazakh:  Сан Франсиско
  • Korean:  샌프란시스코
  • Latin:  Franciscopolis
  • Latvian:  Sanfrancisko
  • Lithuanian:  San Fransiskas
  • Macedonian:  Сан Франциско
  • Malayalam:  സാൻ ഫ്രാൻസിസ്കോ
  • Marathi:  सॅन फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Mingrelian:  სან-ფრანცისკო
  • Mongolian:  Сан-Франциско
  • Newari:  स्यान फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Ossetian:  Сан-Франциско
  • Panjabi:  ਸੈਨ ਫਰਾਂਸਿਸਕੋ
  • Persian:  سان فرانسیسکو
  • Portuguese:  São Francisco
  • Romanian:  Сан Франциско
  • Russian:  Сан-Франциско
  • Serbian:  Сан Франциско
  • Sicilian:  San Franciscu
  • Sinhala:  සැන් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස්කෝ
  • Tagalog:  Lungsod ng San Francisco
  • Tamil:  சான் பிரான்சிஸ்கோ
  • Tatar:  Сан-Франциско
  • Telugu:  శాన్ ఫ్రాన్సిస్కో
  • Thai:  ซานฟรานซิสโก
  • Tibetan:  སན་ཧྥུ་རན་སིས་ཁོ
  • Uighur:  San Fransisko
  • Ukrainian:  Сан-Франциско, Сан-Франціско
  • Urdu:  سان فرانسسکو
  • Uzbek:  San Fransisko
  • Veps:  San Francisko
  • Western Frisian:  San Fransisko
  • Western Panjabi:  سان فرانسسکو
  • Wu Chinese:  旧金山
  • Yakut:  Сан Франсиско
  • Yiddish:  סאן פראנציסקא
  • Yue Chinese:  三藩市
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