San Francisco Attractions

The Rock

Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is best known as the site of the infamous penitentiary where some of the country’s most notorious criminals were imprisoned. Alcatraz Island The first European to discover the small island …


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Octagon House

Originally one of five octagonal houses in San Francisco, the McElroy Octagon House is a quirky architectural gem. Octagonal houses were popular in the nineteenth century; some believed they were healthier than common rectangular buildings. About the House Octagon House …

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Cable Cars

San Francisco’s famed cable cars are among the city’s most popular attractions. Even though it may look like they were especially made for tourists, the cable cars were actually created out of a necessity. Anyone who has walked on the …

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Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts was originally built for an exhibition that celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal and the city’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake and fire. The Original Design Palace of Fine Arts Architect Bernard R. …

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San Francisco’s Chinatown is not only the oldest, but also the most famous and largest Chinatown in the US. Thanks to the many ornamented houses, shops and eateries, the area is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. History …

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Pier 39

One of San Francisco’s premiere attractions, Pier 39 boasts shops, restaurants, and enough activities to keep you busy for hours. Pier 39 is also famous for its colony of sea lions, some of which stay here all year. About the …

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City Hall

The city hall of San Francisco is one of the country’s most magnificent Beaux-Arts buildings, and arguably the most beautiful city hall in all of the United States. The city hall’s grandeur was a reflection of the growing importance of …

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