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San Francisco is a mountain city in Northern California, on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.
Situated along the rolling ocean, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States and the jewel of Northern California.
The city is famous for its year-round fog, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, as well as its cable cars and colorful Victorian houses.
The city's most famous skyscraper, the Transamerica Pyramid, is located in the financial district.
The city is full of history, great neighborhoods, parks, beaches, museums and a plethora of entertainment options and things to do.
San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest of its kind in North America and is definitely worth visiting.
Golden Gate Park, home to gardens and museums, is a fabulous green space in the heart of San Francisco.
Top attractions include the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences Museum with the Steinhart Aquarium, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Some of the most famous attractions are Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf, but the sightseeing possibilities here are extensive.
Alcatraz Island, located in the bay, was once a notorious prison island.
For an interesting experience, hop on one of the historic cable cars and ride around the city.
An impressive neoclassical Beaux-Arts building in an incredible setting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor is San Francisco's finest museum.
The Legion of Honor was a gift from socialite, philanthropist and patron of the arts Alma de Bretteville Spreckels.
Because of her love for all things Parisian, the museum was designed as a replica of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris.
The Legion of Honor museum has an excellent collection of European decorative arts, sculptures and paintings, as well as Mediterranean and Near Eastern antiquities.
Entrance to this museum also gives you same-day admission to the de Young Museum.
The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts is the last remaining structure from the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this classic-looking building is beautifully situated on a pond that mirrors the surface of the calm water as ducks and geese pass by.
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