San Francisco is like “romantic city” of the United States. Undoubtedly he is one of the most fascinating, most picturesque and most visited tourist cities in North America. San Francisco verses were written, his urban background atmosphere of hundreds of world renowned movies. If you have never seen this town as soon as possible do it and see what inspires the poet’s soul and what impresses the director.
San Francisco is one of the urban dream in which everyone can find what you seek – just because there’s more! San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the United States, its shores are bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west. San Francisco Bay with a touch of the city north and east and south borders with San Mateo County. San Francisco is a component of the U.S. state of California, is situated in the north.
The city occupies the inner part of the San Francisco Bay. The bay is one of the largest in America and the ports of San Francisco and Oakland constantly “boiling” of cargo ships with containers – mostly from Asia. It is interesting that San Francisco ranks second in population density in the U.S., but only occupies an area of 18 sq. km. It is the fourth largest city in California and more densely populated than it is just New York. The most important characteristics of San Francisco fit within the many cultural and historical sites, cult Bridge “Golden Gate”, the many fine pubs and restaurants, a wide variety of outdoor activities thanks to the nice parks and last but not least – amazing nature with wonderful views of the surrounding hills on the outskirts of San Francisco.
San Francisco bridgeThe old name of San Francisco was Yerba Buena. The name comes from Spanish settlers in the 18th century due to the abundance of a bush from which came the old name. The name has been preserved and now has an island with that name, Yerba Buena Island, not far from the city. The island is the liaison between Oakland and San Francisco through the bridge “Bay Bridge”, which is the largest bridge in the territory of California. Another bridge that is famous Golden Gate Bridge, but it is significantly less than “Bay Bridge”. The name comes San Francisco when the city was captured by Americans in 1846 during the war between Mexico and the USA. The victorian architecture of the city can not help but impress. Most of the houses in the old town, built after the great earthquake of 1906. But even the new build in the Victorian style and are particularly attractive to tourists in the city.
There are numerous hotels, but said that in the San Francisco houses and 2,000 restaurants. San Francisco is one of the ten most visited tourist destinations in the U.S., and one of the first fifty in the world. According to the Economist magazine, 15 million tourists visited San Francisco in 2004, which brings revenue to the city amounted to 6,7 billion USD. Church “Mission St. Francis of Assisi”, also known as Mission “Dolores” is the oldest building in San Francisco. This is based on 9 October 1776 and is the name of the city comes from it. The church is located in the Mission district and is named after Saint Francis of Assisi, a monk who comes from the name of the Franciscan Order. The largest park in San Francisco Golden Gate Park. Other parks are the Presidio, which is one of the largest, Buena Vista Park, which translates as “beautiful view”. It is the oldest in the city. Other nice places to walk among the green places are Alamo Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, Union Square, which is located in the tourist center of San Francisco, Lafayette Park, Dolores Park (Dolores Park), Chrissy Field, Sydney G. Walton Square which is also located in the center and more. Among the nicest coastlines in San Francisco beaches are Ocean Beach and Baker Beach.