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The Many Faces of San Francisco

San Francisco, the City by the Bay, is a multi-cultural destination with must-see historic sites, delicious food, outstanding stores, and a wealth of waterfront scenery. To really understand the city and appreciate its charms, you should spend time wandering through its many culturally distinct neighborhoods. 

Naturally, you’ll stroll by the rows of townhouses that are common in San Francisco. The rolling, hilly streets are part of the city’s charm, as are the popular cable cars that you’ll spot from sunrise to sundown. You can’t miss the Golden Gate Bridge, an Art Deco-inspired structure dating from the early 1930s that provides panoramic views of the city.

Local culture plays a prominent role in San Francisco—in fact, it’s what sets Fog City apart from other California towns. Diversity is expressed through the lively arts scene, the local restaurants, the incredible architecture, and excellent shopping options. Stroll Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 for a firsthand glimpse at what makes San Francisco so special. Here you’ll experience the best seafood in town (maybe in the entire state!), watch adorable sea lions in action, and pop into waterfront markets for local goods.

Other neighborhoods to explore include Ghirardelli Square and Union Square. Ghirardelli Square is a specialty retail and dining complex of shops and restaurants. It was originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli, with a long history reaching back to the gold rush days. Union Square is a well-known public plaza famous for its luxurious stores, stylish eateries, and evocative art galleries. It’s also just a short distance from the Financial District.

A day spent wandering through Chinatown will show you a distinct cultural region with crowded streets, colorful shops, and many authentic Asian restaurants. It's a lively area where you'll hear multiple languages spoken on the streets and in the shops.

When you're ready to book your trip to San Francisco, visit our page and find a great Bay Area hotel close to the attractions you're planning to see. You'll find the perfect home base for your exploration of the City by the Bay.

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