San Francisco Living - Places - Sites - San Francisco, California, USA

Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, and neighborhoods; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Dining, Housing; see Activities for cultural centers; see Local Government for comprehensive lists of local government entities in San Francisco and region
  • Album: SF Album; a small collection of images of San Francisco
  • Alcatraz: Alcatraz Island; visit "The Rock" and see how prisoners were once held here; part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; National Parks Service
  • Angel Island: Angel Island State Park; 300 hectare island in San Francisco Bay; hiking, biking, camping, boating
  • Botanical: San Francisco Botanical Gardens; 22 hectares of landscaped gardens; 7500 varieties of plants from around the world
  • Buildings: Architecture of San Francisco; shows off notable architectural landmarks; section of Great Buildings Online, presented by Architecture Week Magazine
  • Cannery: Stores, restaurants and entertainment
  • Castro: The Castro; neighborhood west of downtown known for its gay and lesbian community; bordered by the Haight, Fillmore, Noe Valley, the Mission, and Diamond Heights
  • Chinatown: San Francisco Chinatown
  • City Hall: San Francisco City Hall; information about visiting as well as government information
  • Cliff House: Restaurants, shopping; on the west end of San Francisco on Point Lobos
  • Cole Valley: Neighborhood in SF
  • Crissy Field: National parkland, Golden Gate National Parks; 40 hectares of meadow and marsh by the Presidio
  • Downtown: San Francisco Downtown Magazine; events, businesses and attractions of downtown
  • Districts: San Francisco neighborhood associations and councils
  • Embarcadero Ctr: Multi-use retail and office complex
  • Fillmore St: Information about the Fillmore neighborhood
  • Fisherman's Wharf: Fisherman's Wharf Merchant's Association; popular tourist spot for restaurants, attractions, and the historic waterfront
  • Flower Mart: San Francisco Wholesale Flower Mart
  • Fort Mason: Fort Mason Center; in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in the piers and buildings of Lower Fort Mason; offers activities in visual and performing arts, humanities, education, ecology, and recreation; houses nonprofit organizations
  • Fort Point NHS: Fort Point National Historic Site; in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, located in Presidio of San Francisco; National Parks Service
  • Geary Blvd: Geary Boulevard Merchants Association
  • Ghirardelli Sq: Historic San Francisco shopping area; waterfront dining; near Fisherman's Wharf; art galleries
  • Golden Gate Bridge: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
  • Golden Gate NRA: Golden Gate National Recreation Area; 30,500 hectare park--about two and one-half times the land area of San Francisco itself; park includes Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Fort Funston, Fort Mason, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and the Presidio of San Francisco; National Parks Service
  • Gulf of Farallones: Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary; 3,250 square kilometers of water area off the northern and central California coast; National Ocean Service, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Haight St: Haight Street; the legendary street that played a role in counterculture of the 1960's, now frequented by tourists, yuppies, and panhandlers
  • Japan Town: Nihonmachi; west of Union Square; part of Western Addition; established 1855
  • Liberty Ship: National Liberty Ship Memorial S. S. Jeremiah O'Brien; US ship used in the liberation of Europe in 1944; Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Library: San Francisco Public Library
  • Libraries List: List of area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
  • Maritime NHP: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park; park includes the fleet of national historic landmark vessels at Hyde Street Pier, a maritime museum, and a maritime library; National Park Service
  • Metreon: Downtown entertainment complex; shopping, dining, theaters, events; Sony
  • Mission: Mission District guide; events, galleries, theaters, housing
  • Mission Dolores: Basilica; founded 1776 as La Misión de Nuestro Padre San Francisco de Asís; National Historic Landmark
  • Neighborhood Guides: City Guides; trained volunteers who share the fun of discovering San Francisco and its neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Tours: Tourism guide; presents detailed looks at San Francisco neighborhoods including images and links to further information
  • Neighborhood Link: Neighborhood Link; neighborhood and nonprofit group information
  • North Beach: "Little Italy"; neighborhood north of downtown, historically settled by Italian-Americans and populated by the Beats (1950's writers); now supporting a wide range of people, businesses, cafes and restaurants
  • Parking-Spot Hero: Parking spots around town; rent by the day or longer
  • Pier 39: Entertainment complex; dining, shopping, entertainment at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Presido: Presidio of San Francisco; in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; former military post under Spain, Mexico, and the United States; National Parks Service
  • Skyscrapers: Skyscrapers of San Francisco; shows information about SF's office and other buildings
  • Sports Hall: Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
  • Transamerica Pyramid: Financial District skyscraper
  • Union Sq: Union Square Shopping District
  • Union St: Union Street; shops, restaurants and points of interest near the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visitors: San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau; guides and tourist information
  • Zoo: San Francisco Zoo
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