Arguably the most European feeling of US cities, San Francisco in North California is known for some iconic sights. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and its tram system are just a few of the most popular tourist haunts which can be found here.
Despite being famed for its Victorian architecture the city itself is actually not that old, as three quarters of it was totally destroyed by the great earthquake and subsequent fire that occurred in 1906.
Compared to other US cities, San Francisco has a large number of mixed use neighbourhoods, with businesses, bars, restaurants and theatres all crammed into single areas. This helps to make it the second most walkable city in the US. Mass immigration into the city over the years also gives it an eclectic mix of cultures in every neighbourhood with strong influences from Asia and Latin America.
The city is also famous for its liberal outlook, it was the birthplace of flower power and the anti-war movement in the sixties. This liberal attitude is still evident today with a vibrant LGBT community. The city has a long history of being LGBT friendly and is the host for one of the oldest and largest Pride events.
Alcatraz Island tours are amongst the most popular in the city for tourists but the city also has a large cultural offering. The San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Symphony are here for those that like their entertainment to be classical. The Fillmore is a more traditional music venue, with a stage that the likes of Led Zeppelin and Jefferson Airplane have graced.
Please note Strawberry Tours does not operate the tours listed above, however, we are currently looking for people from all over the world who are excited to show their hometown to others.
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