Some of the sights of San Francisco are iconic and known around the world, others are less familiar but still help make it a great city. San Francisco is a brilliant place to visit and has a vibe all of its own. Here are some of the sights of San Francisco to put on a visitor's itinerary.
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Everyone knows the Golden Gate Bridge but the Bay Bridge is one of the great sights of San Francisco.
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One of the most well known bridges in the world. It must have been blown up in the movies so many times.
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The park is huge (20% bigger than Central Park) covering more than 1,000 acres. It has so many features you can easily spend a whole week in the park alone. Some pics of a few of the features follow.
The falls cascade down Strawberry Hill into Stow Lake.
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This is the oldest Japanese garden in the US and was designed in 1894.
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Fun things for the kids to do.
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One of the world's largest conservatories, it's built of traditional wood and glass panes
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There are nine lakes in Golden Gate Park and they have boating and model boat facilities.
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The North Windmill is one of two in the park.
One of the most photogenic attractions of San Francisco.
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One of the largest natural history museums in the world, the building covers 37,000 square meters of Golden Gate Park.
Time to leave the park now and see some other sights of San Francisco.
You'll find these on 16th Avenue.
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Every visitor to San Fran should go on at least one trolley bus ride, for the experience and the views.
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Land's End is a park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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Catch a ferry at Pier 33 to take the tour.
The building is the headquarters of Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola's film company, and a darling cafe on the ground floor called Zoetrope.
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Eight steep hairpin bends have to be driven at 5mph.
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Part of the ferry terminal building is now given over to a farmers' market which is a bit of a foodie paradise.
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Although it's a working wharf, it is one of the great attractions of San Francisco.
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Very popular with surfers.
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No need to go all the way to the park when the slides are right on the block.
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San Francisco Bay is one of the world's three greatest natural harbors along with Sydney, Australia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
One of the best places for a spot of fishing.
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The historic hotel, built in 1909, stands directly on the site where the Old Place Hotel stood before it was razed to the ground in the Great Fire of 1906.
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San Francisco's tallest building.
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Standing in the Presidio with the back presenting a stunning view across the bay, the museum is a must visit for every Disney fan.
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The church in the foreground is the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul.
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One of the fun free things to do in San Francisco is a tour of the chocolate factory.
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Get stunning views from the observation floor.
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Isn't this one of the views of San Francisco that always comes to mind?
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Whereas this is somewhat unexpected.
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The California weather means there's a vibrant street life and cafe culture.
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A California Historical Landmark and a popular place with residents and visitors.
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San Fran's Chinatown is the oldest and longest continuous running Chinatown in the Western Hemisphere
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The art deco tower serves no purpose other than to beautify the city. Coit Tower was paid for with money left by Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy socialite
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Coit tower stands at the top of Telegraph Hill, one of the original Seven Hills of San Francisco. Did you know there are 44 hills in San Francisco?
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The best place to go see the local marine life of the Bay area up close and personal.
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The Aquarium stands at the edge of Pier 39 which is home to plenty of fun entertainment and also the Marine Mammal Center.
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One of the wonderful Victorian houses that managed to survive the Great Earthquake and the Great Fire.
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A cluster of Victorian houses at 710-720 Steiner Street.
By day or night, the sights of San Francisco are epic.
We've come to the end of our little photo album of the sights and attractions of San Francisco. I hope you enjoyed it. Have you been? Residents of San Fran, please share your favorite places with us.
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