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San Francisco
San Francisco
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San Francisco

A cultural melting pot in northern California that welcomes freaks and geeks alike.

A city tuning into its own (bongo) drum beat, the city by the bay is easily the country's most beautiful. Its personable neighborhoods are packed into its fist-shaped peninsula surrounded on three sides by seal-filled waters, with the (surprisingly red) Golden Gate Bridge to the north, beaches (both nude and normal) to the west, and views over the bay to the hills to the east. Everyone talks about the touristy cable cars, but best are the restored historic street cars, rescued from garbage heaps, that commuters take along Market Street to downtown. Just north, past cute Chinatown, is North Beach’s beat (when not Italian) cafes and pasta shops, and famously crooked Lombard Street. To the west is Haight-Ashbury, a '60s leftover with tattoo parlors and record stores. Down the hill to the south, rainbow flags fly over the Castro, one of the nation’s most famous gay neighborhoods, home to the lush Castro Theatre, where an organ player introduces double features from yesteryear. The food is great everywhere, but don’t leave without getting a "mission burrito" in their place of origin, the Latin American/hipster Mission, where family run taquerías churn out the best $4 meal this country has to offer. Get views of the city from (touristy) Twin Peaks or (local favorite) Bernal Heights, where it’s tempting to linger and plot ways to move here.

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A Weekend in San Francisco for First-Time Explorers

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  • my favorite city in the world. fell in love with it 10 years ago and have been visiting every year since- sometimes twice a year!
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  • einfach super
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  • Geniale Stadt mit tollen Sehenswürdigkeiten und freundlichen Menschen!
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  • eine der schönsten Städte der Welt. Liebe Menschen und ein unverwechselbares Ambiente.
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  • One of the most beautiful cities in the United States; San Francisco has absolutely everything a person could ever want in a home town. Sea, mountains, hills, great architecture, residential charm, cosmopolitan sophistication. I like to think of it as a chilled out New York; made even more exciting by the personal San Fran touches like the Embarcadero and the Cable Car.
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  • SF ist einfach eine Reise wert und ein einfaches Muss, wenn man Kalifornien besucht.
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  • having a great time... everywhere I g the people r so very friendy and helpful. ....SE
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  • the nicecityof the world, my secound home... gay an landscape it is so nice, castrostreet and the other districts wowww indiansummer is the best time for traveling... more of call me ore write me a message
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  • una delle città più belle che ho visto. Ogni volta è un pezzo del mio cuore...
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  • Mit dem Mountainbike aus der Stadt raus über die GoldenGateBride durch Sausalito fahren, dem Highway1 folgen, no downhill only uphill, bei MuriBeach links abbiegen und den Strand fernab vom Massentourismus genießen!
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  • loved San Francisco, great place to walk around. the Golden Gate Bridge, the parks, the squirrels, the zoo love love love
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  • One of America's unique cities!!!
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  • i heart sf
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  • Drinks at the Westin St Francis Hotel, dinner in Little Italy, it doesn't get any better.
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  • It's the great city on the west coast!
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  • San Francisco is an amazing place - offering a great balance between city buzz and chilled outdoor lifestyle - come and visit!
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  • Kick ass city - awesome!
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  • Simply the best city in the States with a great lifestyle - so happy to call SF home! :-)
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