Posted on May 8, 2011
Among the highlights of the most liberal city in the United States, contains a number of neighborhoods with well defined identity and many attractions to discover.
Are often described San Francisco as "less American" of U.S. cities. He has earned this rating by dint of many arguments, some of which are simply obvious: traditional skyscraper architectures combine multiple influences and public transport works efficiently, even taking precedence on motorways.
Culturally, San Francisco is the "alternative" of American cities. Imbued with a particular political and social atmosphere, its history coexist from his past as a mecca of the Gold Rush to the notorious incident of the gay movement and the culture of generation "beat".
Picturesque and heterogeneous, San Francisco is also the city's "china" of the United States (a third of its population consists of Chinese descent). Other neighborhoods "ethnic" are Little Russia (in the district of Richmond) and Little Saigon.
Another landmark of the city is Castro, the gay neighborhood. Its streets, occurred largely episodes referred to by Harvey Milk film. Today is a magnet for global gay community and an authentic outdoor mall.
Inescapable and picturesque neighborhood is Fisherman's Wharf. It extends between the spring 35 and Ghirardelli Square and is one of the most touristic areas of the city. Here is, among others, the amazing Ripley Museum (though you will not believe it!), 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 definitely find the best crabs.
Lunch or dinner overlooking the Great Bay is a highly recommended experience.