San Francisco top tourist attractions city travel maps
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Maps of best attractions in San Francisco, CA, USA
San Francisco maps will guide you to the best destinations in this fascinating city. For such a beloved tourist’s city, there are surprisingly few world-class attractions such as museums and historic sights. Basically, there’s not heaps to see, but there’s tons to look at, if you know what I mean. Much of the lure of this town lies in things that are lovely to behold: the Golden Gate Bridge, for example, and the city’s famous vertiginous streets. A worthwhile visit to San Francisco could entail nothing more than strolling its pretty residential lanes, admiring its architecture, and sitting on the water; most of the city’s appeal doesn’t require a cent to enjoy. With the help of our maps you will be able to reach all desired destinations. You can find the detailed locations of the must-see sights including Golden Gate Bridge, The Cable Car Museum, Historic Streetcars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ferry Building, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Prison Island (“The Rock”), Pier 39, SFMOMA, The Presidio, Union Square, Exploratorium, de Young Museum, Coit Tower, AT&T Park, Ghirardelli Square, Asian Art Museum, Aquarium, Grace Cathedral, Dolores Park, Alamo Square, Palace of Fine Arts - just click on a selected map to access a high resolution version that can be downloaded and printed; or saved onto your mobile device.
City sightseeing hop-on hop-off double decker open top coach bus tour showing Marina, Lombard Street - San Francisco jpg map
Big Bus fun things to do with family & kids, Bird's eye 3d buildings aerial virtual interactive view - Map of San Francisco tourist attractions
Cable cars & Historic Streetcar trams map showing Nob Hill, Ferry Building, Maritime Museum, Coit Tower - San Francisco free city map
Free map of main landmarks, great sights, most popular locations & visitor tourist information center - San Francisco printable sightseeing map
Muni metro (subway, underground, tube) stations with directions to Embarcadero, Powell & Civic Center - San Francisco large scale map
Bart system official public transport train lines network diagram showing Airport Terminal & Richmond - San Francisco offline map
Explore the most famous downtown hotspots & major sites including Alcratraz Island Prison ferry, Pier 41, Mission - San Francisco map with must-see sights
Golden Gate Park must-do sights & Union Square showing Moscone Center & Market Street shopping - San Francisco online map
What to see, Where to go, What to do - Great sites worth visiting including Castro, Twin Peaks, SoMa - San Francisco map showing tourist spots
Two-day trip route itinerary planner showing highlights, interesting sites such as Golden Gate bridge, Japantown - San Francisco tourist guide map
Municipal Railway transit system stops with Crosstown, Caltrain, Ferry service, Buses to Candlestick Park - San Francisco main tourist attractions map
District areas without suburbs, regions, zones, neighbourhoods, administrative divisions, Glen Park - San Francisco map of things to do
Walking, jogging, hiking, cycling routes poster map witt hill grade elevation & street and road names - San Francisco landmarks map
Nightlife map showing top bars, nightclubs, theatres, favourite eateries, good restaurants & cafes - San Francisco interesting places map
Interesting spots including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Financial District, SFMOMA, Haight Ashbury - San Francisco detailed travel map
San Francisco Penisula & surrounding Bay Area, Northern California cities showing Sausalito, Zoo, Pier 39 - San Francisco top tourist attractions map
Map of top 10 attractions in San Francisco
The typical top ten attractions are listed below. You can find the detailed locations of these places on the maps above.
- Walk accross the Golden Gate Bridge
- Explore the Alcatraz Prison
- Enjoy the waterfront sights of the Fishermans' Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square
- Take a stroll in the Golden Gate Park
- Blow the world's biggest soap bubble in the Exploratorium (in the Palace of Fine Arts)
- View the city from the Coit Tower
- Walk down the stairs of the Telegraph Hill
- Enjoy local food while admiring the Ferry Building
- Ride a Cable Car
- Hop on a historic trolley car from the Embarcadero to the Castro (F line)
- Check out the Chinatown
- Walk down the Lombard Street
What are some interesting facts about San Francisco?
The Golden Gate Bridge is so massive that it is constantly being painted as by the time the crew finishes painting, it is time to start all over again to maintain its spectacular look. This process takes about four years for the team to completely paint the bridge before they have to start over again and requires about two tons of paint per week.
Denim jeans were invented in San Francisco during the Gold Rush as miners were in need of stronger, more comfortable pants to wear when mining.
The Beatles last concert was held at Candlestick Park on August 29th, 1966. They began this historic concert with Rock and Roll Music and ended it with Long Tall Sally. This event lasted all of 33 minutes.
Mission Dolores, built in 1791, is the oldest building in San Francisco. Two major earthquakes couldn’t topple it, but Tiny powderpost beetles almost resulted in the collapse of the building in 2000.
Angel Island is the largest island in area of the San Francisco Bay. It is referred to as the Ellis Island of the West, because from 1910 to 1940 the Angel Island Immigration Station processed approximately 1 million Chinese immigrants and Japanese “picture brides”entering the USA . Due to the restrictions of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, many Chinese immigrants spent years on the island, waiting for entry.
San Francisco is built onto 43 hills and the highest of these hills, Twin Peaks, is 900 feet above sea level.
San Francisco cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmark and is the world’s last manually operated cable car system. The cable cars are not to be confused with San Francisco’s heritage streetcars, which operate on Market Street and the Embarcadero.
The crookedest street is not Lombard Street, Vermont Street between 20th and 22nd is the “crookedest.” Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth is the steepest street at 31.5 degrees.
The fortune cookie, that special triangular treat that dispenses the wisdom of the ancients, was actually first baked in San Francisco at the Japanese Tea Garden.
San Francisco is home to the largest Chinese community in the world outside of the country of China itself.
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