San Francisco tourist information.

November 19th, 2010

The beautiful city of San Francisco offers a wealth of amazing experiences. Whether you are visiting for the first time or the tenth there is always something new to do in the city by the bay. For a first time visitor it would be wise to find a local travel guide so you can get a grasp on just how many things there are to do.

Now the 12th largest city in the United States San Francisco was originally a small town of around 1000 people. That changed after the Mexican-American War, and the beginning of the California Gold Rush. The population ballooned in a single year up to almost 25,000 as prospectors made their way out west seeking riches.

San Francisco is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the USA. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most well known and iconic of these. The bridge spent years as the longest in the world; despite having been surpassed in length the majesty of the bridge is still undeniable.

For sports fans the city is also home to Candlestick park, the football area where the legends of Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young were born. Off the coast in the San Francisco Bay is the fabled prison of Alcatraz. Since being decommissioned as a prison it has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city.  A good travel guide will give more information on the things that the city offers to tourists.