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San Francisco Area Guide

San Francisco consists of 11 areas which are all waiting to be discovered by you:

San Francisco's famous Chinatown is home to the biggest Chinese community outside of China. When you wander through Stockton Street you will see city lights in form of dragon tails, skyscrapers in the style of pagodas as well as Chinese snack bars, restaurants, tearooms and temples.

The district of Japantown offers you cheap, delicious Japanese dishes as well as amazing works of art.

In San Francisco's well known gay district, The Castro, a monument (the Names Project) regarding to the aids problem was build. It contains one part for every local victim of aids.

Up till the 40ies Fisherman’s Warf and Pier 39 were the anchorage ground of a huge fishing armada, but today it is the place where you can taste delicious “Sourdough” and fresh sea fruits and do you souvenirs shopping.

With Nob Hill you can enter the most noble area of the city, where famous hotels and restaurants and the Grave Cathedral with is build after Notre Dame in Paris are located.

Alamo Square provides you with the “Postcard Row” above a lot of old victorian buildings and in the little Italy of San Francisco, called the North Beach you can enjoy Italian flair and real cappuccino.

The area Pacific Heights, especially the Union street, is the bastion of yuppies, where you can find a lot of boutiques and art galleries.

Also the most wryly street of the world, Lombard street, where all the persecutions scenes of films are set due to its 40 degree fall and 8 serpentines can be found in San Francisco in Russian Hill

Beside upper class nightclubs and restaurants you can also find public buildings like the Moscone Convention Center or the museum of modern art in SoMa. If you are into bargain buys you will definitely find something in the designer outlets.

Telegraph Hill is a very demanded address since many elegant houses are bordering the street up to the famous Coit Tower where you can get an impression of the great depression through paintings inside the tower

Sightseeing and Tours:

San Francisco knows how to present itself best:
With the 49 Miles Scenic Drive you will cross the whole city with all the famous districts like the above described Chinatown, SoMa and Nob Hill, and all their most beautiful and important sights, like Fisherman's Wharf and Pier39, Coit Tower, Lombard Street at once. Of course you will also hit the Golden Gate Bridge, the most beautiful bridge of the world, Alcatraz, the rocky island where the best known and notorious former high security prison is located, Mission Dolores, the oldest building in San Francisco and Golden Gate Park, the huge famous public garden at this journey.

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