Welcome to San Francisco, California

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"Every man should be allowed to love two cities – his own and San Francisco," stated author Gene Fowler. San Francisco, also known as the City by the Bay, is a diverse, colorful, and intriguing destination luring visitors from all corners of the world with its beauty, culture, history and dynamic ambience. It is best known for its steep hills, beautiful panoramic vistas, and excellent cuisine. The eclectic mix of architecture, sandy beaches, ethnic and cultural diversity, and entertainment for all ages makes San Francisco a great choice for vacation.

Facts

Population 825,000
Currency U. S. Dollar, $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops: 9a.m. - 9p.m.
Banks: 9a.m. - 5p.m. Monday-Friday (Some are open half-days on Saturday)
ATM: 24 hours
Website sfgate.com
Newspapers San Francisco Chronicle
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information Visitor Information Services
900 Market Street (Lower Level of Hallidie Plaza)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09.00 to 17.00 Saturday-Sunday 09.00 to 15.00
+1 415 391 2000