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San Francisco Fact Sheet

Latest data available from the San Francisco Travel Association, California Department of Finance, www.sfgov.org and various industry sources; see final page for annotated resources.

50 Fun Things for Families to Do in San Francisco

Worried about how the family can vacation together without breaking the piggy bank? San Francisco abounds with things to do, places to go and sights to see, many at no charge.

50 Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco

Not only is the freshest food locally grown year-round within a short distance, but also we have diversity that you can only experience by traveling around the world. Eat and drink at these 50 places in San Francisco and you'll make a circuit around the globe through your tastebuds.

Cable Car History and Facts

Ever ride a national landmark? It’s being done everyday by both tourists and natives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Honors and Awards

San Francisco is recognized year after year as the premier destination for conventions, meetings, events and leisure travel.

San Francisco Food Firsts and Facts

San Francisco is as famous for its restaurants and food trends as it is for its Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars.

San Francisco for Beginners -- What to see on the first visit

There is enough to experience and explore in San Francisco to fill a hundred itineraries but most visitors want to see the more famous sites right away.

San Francisco Hotel Updates and Upgrades

More than a dozen San Francisco hotels have recently completed major upgrades. Several have emerged from these transformations with new names or a re-flag under another hotel brand.

San Francisco in 50, 100 and 250 words

Famous for scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities and world-class cuisine, San Francisco’s landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district and Mission Dolores.

San Francisco Quotables

San Franciscans "are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world." Actor and director Robert Redford San Francisco Chronicle, August 22, 2003 

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous, photographed and beloved landmarks in the world. Yet as popular as it is, there are several things that most people don't know about the graceful span and all the ways to experience it.