people live in San Francisco and millions of people visit each year to enjoy the
ambiance of the life and culture of this great historic
“City by the Bay”!
“One day if
I go to
heaven I’ll look around and say,
‘It ain’t bad, but it ain't San Francisco.'" Herb Caen, Journalist, SF Chronicle
One of the most
things about this city is that it is a “melting pot” of many different
cultures, languages, genre and walks of life. The locals have an open
mind and welcome arms to all visitors that contribute to making the
city unique and memorable.
the city limits there is SO much to do in between the must see sights,
the restaurants and the sea lions that it would honestly take years to
uncover all the great lil' spots that make this city a destination.
Ask yourself this: have you ever been on a vacation and thought, "I don't want to do all the "expected" tourist stuff," or “I wish I knew someone here to tell me where all the GOOD spots are,” or “I want to see this place like a local.”?
Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then that is where I come in my friends!
Within the content of this website you will find tips, tools and ideas to make your vacation more enjoyable, less confusing and hassle free.
San Francisco has been my home for over a decade and in this time I
have explored and discovered many beautiful, exciting and unique things
about this city that I would love to share with
The Haight might be the only neighborhood of San Francisco that embraces images of the long-gone 1960's hippie culture.
"Fragments of that flower-power, incense-burning, acid-dropping, tie-dye-wearing, peace-and-love-vibing era" are displayed all along the 10 block stretch with hippie relics and maps of rock legends that once lived in the beautiful Victorians. (Including the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin & Jefferson Airplane)
Francisco officially the City and County of San
Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern
California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,179 people per square mile (6,632 people per km2).
is the most densely settled large city (population greater than
200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely
populated major city in the United States after New York City.
San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, and the 14th most populous city in the United States — with a population of 805,235 as of the 2010 Census.
The city is also the financial and cultural hub of the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area, with a population of 7.6 million.
San Francisco (Spanish for "Saint Francis") was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for St. Francis of Assisi a few miles away.
The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco#History
March 18, 1852
In New York City on March 18, 1852, Henry Wells, William Fargo and others signed articles of association that formed a joint stock company to do banking and express business in faraway California.
Wells Fargo & Company’s Express transacted financial services through the fastest means available—overseas by sailing ship or steamer, overland by stagecoach, Pony Express and railroad; and later, electronically by telegraph, radio, telephone and the internet.
Wells Fargo has come through for miners, merchants, farmers and ranchers since 1852. Wells, Fargo & Co. has grown with the West, with the nation and has a distinct place in history.http://www.wellsfargohistory.com/history/index.htm
Be shore to visit the Wells Fargo Museum (It's FREE) in San Francisco were they first opened for business in 1852.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94163
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Come fall in love with the "City by the Bay".. I know I have!!