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About San Francisco

San Francisco is a famous city in northern California on America's west coast. San Francisco gets its Chinese name "the old gold mountain" from the 19th-Century gold rush. Many people from all over the world flooded California in the hopes of striking gold. It is a open-minded, avant-garde city with an atmosphere of freedom. It is very diverse in all aspects of culture, belief and food that make it the embodiment American "melting pot” culture. There are beautiful landmark sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge and winding Lombard Street. Ride the antique-style trolleys up and down the city's steep streets. Go to Pier 39 at bustling Fisherman's Wharf to see the sea lions at play and then head to the eccentric Haight-Ashbury district to catch the spirit of the 1967 Summer of Love. S1967

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Golden Gate Bridge
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As a globally renowned single-span suspension bridge, Golden Gate Bridge is the symbol and landmark of San Francisco. The Bridge spans the entire San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate strait of the Pacific Ocean, making it an important transportation hub linking San Francisco and cities to the north. Many US movies and TV shows have been filmed here. The north of the Bridge is an ideal site to take a panoramic picture of the structure; and its bright orange arch seems shrouded in mystery in foggy days; the Bridge's southern side is more suitable for a close-up snapshot of the water and the body of the Bridge. If the schedule allows, you can rent a bicycle and experience a more unique view while riding the length of the Bridge.
Lombard Street
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Lombard Street is so named for its multiple hairpin turns. The 40 degree inclination here poses a serious challenge to driving skills. The whole street is paved with bricks and lined on either side with foliage as well as multicolored flowers, offering diverse views all around the year. A peculiar crooked way can be photographed at the lower end of the street. The distant San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and the Alcatraz Island can be viewed from high up in the Lombard Street, making it an ideal spot to take a snapshot of perfect harmony of streetscape and ocean view. Heading all the way north along the Lombard Street will take one to Fisherman's Wharf, a place to savor gourmet food and splurge on shopping.
Fisherman's Wharf
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A landmark of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf is a strip extending from Ghirardelli Square all the way to Pier 35 and close to popular destinations such as Chinatown and the Lombard Street. This is home to a wealth of shops and restaurants and lively street shows can be seen everywhere. Famous sites such as Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge can also be sighted in the distance. The Fisherman's Wharf is close the the bay, so do not miss out on the fresh and delicious seafood. At Pier 39, sea lions can also be seen lying idly on rafts for a bit of sunbathing, making a most adorable scene.
Palace of Fine Arts
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The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts was originally built to display works of art for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, but was mostly rebuilt in 1965. It is currently enjoyed by visitors for its beauty, as well as by locals for private and corporate events and weddings. The entrance to the Palace of Fine Arts is often lively; you can often see children running about and playing in the open space. The lake and surrounding trees are also home to wildlife, such as ducks, birds and raccoons. The Palace of Fine Arts is designed in the Parisian Beaux-Arts-style and the interior of the rotunda's dome is exquisitely decorated. On top of the dusky red stone pillars stand sculptures of nymphs, which are a favorite subject of many photographers. The theater to the rear at the Palace of Fine Arts is a venue that also regularly hosts many diverse stage performances.

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Golden Gate Bridge 360 degree camera Raiders As one of the landmark buildings of the Golden Gate Bridge, the orange-red bridge across the entire skyline of the Golden Gate Strait in San Francisco, California, is one of the world famous bridges, but also the modern bridge engineering A miracle. This self-driving tour is beautiful, and it is definitely a must-see for tourist photos. Driving from the south bank of the Golden Gate Bridge to the North Shore, there are several good observation decks along the way. It is especially recommended to take a photo punch 1 South Coast Pier Although it is a very inconspicuous pier in San Francisco. But it is a good place to see the panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Whether it's on the bench of the dock or on the reef, or on the waves of the beach, you can shoot super-big movies in minutes, and easily cover the huge Golden Gate Bridge in the whole picture. 2The lawn on the south bank dock was not a well-known observation deck, but driving through it, seeing the background of the tender green lawn is just the majestic mountains and the brick red Golden Gate Bridge. A good place to see the panorama. This is more like a street garden. Many locals are running around with their dogs, and they are very relaxed and enjoyable. 3 The best location for the South Gate Bridge Pier Looking up at the Golden Gate Bridge. At the same time, you can feel the majestic momentum of the bridge, and it is definitely one of the perfect views that can't be done in the ins. 4The North Shore Bridge side observation deck common angles are all side view of the Golden Gate Bridge, and this viewing platform can be seen facing the Golden Gate Bridge. Although it is not the most classic angle, it does not have a charm. 5 North Shore Peak Observation Deck Standing on the cliff above the hill overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge should be the most classic angle of view. Take a panoramic view of the entire bridge and see the shuttle bus that sighs the lives of big cities in the United States. The most beautiful time is a few sunsets. The afterglow of the sunset is sprinkled on the Golden Gate Bridge, making the originally orange-red bridge look brighter. How to take pictures here because it is on the slope, be sure to pay attention to safety!
Posted: Sep 24, 2019
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Favorite city (recommended with top3 recommended) If you are still alive, San Francisco will not make you bored. If you are already dead, San Francisco will bring you back to life. San Francisco The most attractive thing is its freedom and tolerance. Chinese, black, Filipino, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese, and other people of different races live here, and diverse cultures collide here. Even if you dress yourself up, it won't attract strangers' eyes. Perhaps it is this freedom and tolerance that San Francisco will become the birthplace of many cultures, such as hippie culture, modern liberalism, rebellious culture and many other alternative cultures. Shuangfeng Mountain (suitable for sunset and night scenes) The highest point in San Francisco, twin peaks, although it is only 280 meters above sea level, it overlooks The city is distributed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. It is far from the city center, the hillside is a residential area, very quiet. Under the shade of a piece of wood, there is a villa, all kinds of houses are colorful, and when the evening sun sets, the weather slowly turns cold, and the breeze blows, bringing bursts of coolness. Where you can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of downtown San Francisco, you can also look west at the Pacific Ocean, look east to Oakland, Mount Diablo, Berkeley University's Campanile Tower, and see Marin in the north. Mount Tamalpais in the county and five bridges connecting the cities of the Bay Area. In fact, Shuangfeng Mountain has appeared in Hollywood movie movies many times. For example, in The Rise of the Orbs, there is a picture about Shuangfeng Mountain. Brake is an excellent way to visit because you can not only feel the San Francisco people of the last century, but also ride on the bus. Going to work, you can also browse the scenery along the streets of San Francisco to see the normal life of people here. Moreover, it is also a good way to see San Francisco by car, because the car will operate until 12 o'clock. Each city has an iconic building or attraction to represent, we call this city's landmark, for San Francisco, I think, Golden Gate Bridge can see Doing is a landmark in San Francisco.
Posted: Aug 4, 2019

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I recommended Japanese Tea Garden, Twin Peaks, Wave Organ, Big Sur, Stow Lake Boat & Bike Rentals.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in San Francisco: Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, Fog Harbor Fish House, Boudin Bakery (Main Branch), Restaurant Gary Danko, Mama's on Washington Square.
Here are the best places to visit in San Francisco, including: Chinatown San Francisco, City Hall, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Painted Ladies - Alamo Square, Alamo Square Park.
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