San Francisco has the winning combination of history and culture to make it a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and it’s famous tourist landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier39 and Chinatown.
Additionally, San Francisco is rated one of the top most walkable cites, beautiful neighborhoods feature a mix of businesses, restaurants and venues catering to the daily needs of the both the local community and visitors alike. There are more than 200 parks maintained by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. The largest and best-known city park is Golden Gate Bridge, which stretches from the center of the city to the Pacific Ocean.
The historic center of San Francisco is the northeast area that is bordered by Market Street to the south; the center is the Financial District and Union Square, the principal shopping and hotel district, nearby. Visitors can catch a cable car that climbs the steep inclines to Nob Hill, once the home of the city’s business tycoons, and down to Fisherman’s Wharf, a tourist attraction filled with restaurants that are famous for their Dungeness crab. Other areas include Russian Hill, a residential neighborhood that is home to the famously crooked Lombard, North Beach, otherwise known as Little Italy, Telegraph Hill, home of the Coit Tower and nearby is San Francisco’s Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in North America.