26 Oct, 2009
San Francisco Quotes, Facts, and Top Attractions List
Maybe there’s someone out there who doesn’t love San Francisco, but he or she is hard to find. It’s quite easy to hop aboard a plane from Burbank, San Diego, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County, Long Beach or even Sacramento and enjoy a weekend getaway attending an event, doing some shopping, riding a boat, taking a food tour, or some other activity.
Here are some tidbits about the city that tourists can’t get enough of:
(San Francisco) is a golden handcuff with the key thrown away. -John Steinbeck
San Francisco has only one drawback–’tis hard to leave. -Rudyard Kipling
I prefer a wet San Francisco to a dry Manhattan. -Larry Gerald
San Francisco is one of California’s favorite destinations. Travel & Leisure and other magazines routinely rank it among favorites, and it wins awards in people’s polls.
Top attractions in San Francisco by the head count are:
1) Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39.
3) Golden Gate Bridge
4) Union Square
5) Cable Car Ride
Miles of shoreline = 29.5, Miles of waterfront = 7.5
Number of Cable Cars = 39, Number of cable car riders yearly = 10 million (approx.), Miles of cable car track 8.8 miles, Speed cars travel = 9 mph
Hills in San Francisco = 43, Major hills include Twin Peaks at 910′ and 903′, Nob at 376′, Russian at 294′ and Telegraph at 248′
Islands in San Francisco Bay = 14, Included are Alcatraz, the Farallones–a group of seven islands, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena, Angel Island and Red Rock
Founded on Sept. 17, 1776