San Francisco

DISCOVER SAN FRANCISCO

The term “melting pot” is used to describe many American cities and towns. This is indeed true for San Francisco, one of the few truly international cities in the United States. The neighborhoods are varied, yet each features a cohesiveness as unique as its inhabitants. Rows of elegant houses, the famous cable cars, clusters of ethnic neighborhoods, and the colorful waterfront all add to the distinctive international flavor of the city. Nearly half of those who live in the Bay Area were born outside of the United States or have at least one nonnative parent.

Country: United States
State: California
Founded: June 29, 1776
Area: 46.87 sq mi
Population: 837,442

Language: English 64%, Spanish 14%, Chinese 7.1%
Demographic: Caucasian 48.5%, Asian 33.3%, Hispanic 15.1%

Getting Around the City

Must-See Attractions

Restaurants

Events Calendar

FEATURED NEIGHBORHOODS

Japantown

Chinatown

Richmond District

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FEATURED ARTICLES