Posted on May 8, 2011
Among the highlights of the most liberal city in the United States, contains a number of neighborhoods with distinct identity and many attractions to discover.
Are often described San Francisco as "less American" cities of the United States. He has earned this rating by dint of many arguments, some of which are simply obvious: traditional skyscrapers architectures combined with multiple influences and public transport works efficiently, taking precedence even over the highways.
Culturally, San Francisco is the "alternative" of the American metropolis. Imbued with a special political and social atmosphere, its history coexist from his past as a mecca for the gold rush to the perceived impact of the gay movement and the culture of generation "beat".
Picturesque and heterogeneous, San Francisco is also the most "Chinese" in America (a third of its population consists of Chinese descent). Other neighborhoods 'ethnic' include Little Russia (in the Richmond District) and Little Saigon.
Another landmark of the city's Castro, the gay neighborhood. In its streets, there were many of the episodes referred to by Harvey Milk film. Today is a magnet for the gay community and a real world outdoor mall.
Inescapable and picturesque is the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood. It extends between the spring 35 and Ghirardelli Square and is one of the main tourist areas of the city. Here they are, among others, the amazing Ripley (believe it or not!), The Wax Museum and a dozen seafood restaurants, including Lou's Pier 47 (where you can taste the exotic "Jamaica Jerk Salad ") and Joe's Crab Shak , where you will certainly find the best crabs.
Lunch or dinner with great view of the bay is a highly recommended experience.