San Francisco, California
ZipTipz San Francisco Travel Guide

The City by the Bay: charm, cuisine, and avant-culture in one of the world's greatest natural settings. Ride a cable car, windsurf the Golden Gate, scribble poetry in a North beach cafe. Power-shop. See an opera, then club-crawl through cyber-cool SoMa.

District Guide

San Francisco is quite small, yet its hilly terrain and patchwork demographic profile give it more distinctly defined neighborhoods than a city five times its size. As a result, the sights, sounds and flavors of a community—and even its climate—can change within a single block.

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Historical Background

With an overland expedition by Don Gaspar de Portola, Europeans first laid eyes on the Bay in 1770. In March 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza founded the Presidio and Mission of as-yet unnamed San Francisco. The Spanish presence at the Mission San Francisco de Asis (now Mission...

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Where To Stay

San Francisco's hotels run the gamut from head-of-state luxury to modest motels. The City's premier hotels are almost all in the downtown area including Nob Hill, Union Square, and the Financial District/Embarcadero. Motels along the main corridors in and out of town, and pleasant...

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Dining and Drinking

As a restaurant town, San Francisco is rivaled only by New York. As varied as the San Francisco's ethnic patchwork is, so is the plethora of dining choices. One can eat Chinese in Chinatown and Italian in North Beach, but a rainbow spectrum of ethnic cuisine awaits you in central and outlying...

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Since the days of the Barbary Coast, San Franciscans have packed blues and comedy clubs, plays, movies, and the opera. The city also has a long tradition, by American standards, of a vital visual art scene.

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Recommended Tours

Once you've gotten power shopping out of the way head east on Geary to Grant Avenue, turn right and visit the Emporio Armani boutique. Entering this imposing granite edifice, formerly--and appropriately--a bank, you can satisfy your appetite for the latest Italian fashions, and for lunch at the...

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ZipTipz facts about San Francisco, California
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San Francisco is located in SAN FRANCISCO and SAN MATEO counties, in the state of California. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 94101, 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94106, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94128, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94135, 94136, 94137, 94138, 94139, 94140, 94141, 94142, 94143, 94144, 94145, 94146, 94147, 94150, 94151, 94152, 94153, 94154, 94155, 94156, 94157, 94158, 94159, 94160, 94161, 94162, 94163, 94164, 94165, 94166, 94167, 94168, 94169, 94170, 94171, 94172, 94175, 94177, 94188, and 94199.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, San Francisco has a population of 776,733. There are 346,527 households in the city with an average of 2.24 persons per household.

Some additional information about San Francisco, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-8 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 37.77501 / -122.41826
  • Elevation: 63 feet
  • County area: 496 square miles
  • Average house value: $502,660
  • Income per household: $56,458

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the fourteenth-most populous in the United States, with a 2006 population of 798,680 (estimate). It is located on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and is the focal point of the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is the second most densely populated major city in the United States.

In 1776, the Spanish settled the tip of the San Francisco peninsula, establishing a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi. As a result of the California Gold Rush in 1848, the city entered a period of rapid growth. After being devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt.

San Francisco is renowned for its months-long episodes of fog, steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, its peninsular location (surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay), and its liberal cultural and political identity. Famous hallmarks and landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, and Chinatown.

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