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If you’re in the San Francisco area and you’re looking for something amazing to do, plan on a visit to The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. SFMOMA has been around for over sixty years. This museum is one of the very first museums to begin displaying photographs as a form of fine art. This location is also known for hosting Jackson Pollock’s first museum exhibition. In 1937 there were film screenings held at the SFMOMA, under the direction of Grace Morely. Eventually the SFMOMA would become home to the Art in Cinema series, for 9 years. Continuing to expand into new areas of new…
For people looking for a colorful street and vibrant atmosphere, Haight Ashbury is the place to be. This place consists of the neighborhood surrounding the junction of Haight and Ashbury Streets and remains one of the liveliest areas in San Francisco. You will find record stores here which include the famous Amoeba Music along with a host of bars, pubs and clubs for your entertainment. There are also many independent clothing stores and booksellers as well. The street is ideal if you want to see a fusion of the sixties style pubs and the modern architecture. Though you would mostly find a trail of Victorian…
One of the most exciting places to visit in all of San Francisco is Pier 39, one of the premier attractions if you want to carry out a bit of people spotting. You will be surprised at how many different people congregate in this 45 acre complex. However, there is so much more to do here than looking. When Pier 39 was opened in 1905, the intention was for it to be a Cargo Pier. It quickly falls into disrepair however. A few citizens of San Francisco decided to save it however and a complete renovation was carried out in 1978 to the current look…
Hyde Street Pier is the perfect attraction for any history buffs or anyone that loves ships.  Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, Hyde Street Pier is part of the National Park Service-Operated Maritime National Historical Park.  Hundreds of thousands of people visit Hyde Street Pier each year to experience maritime history hands on. Hyde Street Pier used to be the primary ferry pier for the San Francisco Bay.  Today it is no longer a ferry pier but home to several historical ships.  There are over 100 crafts berthed at Hyde Street Pier, though not all of them are open to tours. When visiting Hyde Street…
San Francisco's Chinatown is known for its reputation with a rich cultural heritage in United States. The truth is, San Francisco's Chinatown is the biggest Chinese society beyond China. Yet you may be amazed to know that it harbours few of the very best San Francisco restaurants. Chinese established their colonies in the mid-1800s within the youthful western cities. Numerous migrants were drawn to the USA for jobs, offered at the time specifically on the growing railway unit. The locations around the San Francisco, especially North Coastline and Telegraph Hill became concentrated with Chinese people, that’s how the cultural exchange and typical Chinese designs entered…
Alamo Square is the residential row houses in San Francisco that gives a magnificent view in the foreground. Skyscrapers as a background for Victorian houses are really fantastic. This is ideal for photography. The place is really good and relaxing. This is the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends. The park can be a perfect playground for kids, especially during holidays. It also has a tennis court where you can enjoy playing the game and feel the relaxing ambience of the place. This place is popular not only to the people of San Francisco, but also to people from other countries.…
Fort Mason is the heart of all the cultural activities in San Francisco and its reach spreads through music, fine arts, books and theater. Once a center of activities for the armed forces, it is currently a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and serves thousands of people all through the year. It is composed of about 1200 acres of greenery that houses some of the best artistic talents and movements in the city. A huge part of the buildings in this area composes the Youth Hostel, while a smaller portion is still retained for army housing. There is a lot to be…
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