San Francisco is draped over seven hills and is a Pandora’s box of iconic architecture. From the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the former prison that squats in the middle of San Francisco Bay, to North Beach, the vibrant Italian quarter, and the cable cars, transporting locals since the late 19th century, a walk in San Francisco is unlike any other.
San Francisco: North America’s Favorite City
San Francisco was conceived from the Californian Gold Rush. Over 300,000 gold-diggers sailed to San Francisco Bay in search of their fortune, many abandoning their boats upon arrival. This time of ‘boom or bust’ led to San Francisco expanding its city limits, giving birth to many of the areas and iconic landmarks we see today. San Francisco is a fascinating city to explore, an album of neighborhoods, each no less intriguing than the next. Industrialization, urban rebirths, as well as earthquakes have all shaped and defined the city. San Francisco consistently ranks as North America’s “Favorite City” - suggesting its charm is easy to discover. The city is also a mecca for second-hand clothes enthusiasts, and with Central Valley home to some of the most fertile land in the country, the local food scene is as buzzing as it is diverse.