San Francisco City Tours
San Francisco is the most dynamic city in the world for countless reasons. It’s the birthplace of many of the progressive concepts and ideologies that precipitated the World Trade Center and thus global trade.
In turn, this led to the development of the original movie company, American fashion and design industries, California architectural styles, the Internet, Biotech and the alternative energy industry.
Some of the global companies in the Bay Area that have changed the way we work and play include Google, Apple, Intel, Yahoo, Oracle, Facebook, and Twitter.
Entrepreneurs, film makers, actors, writers, scholars, immigrants, architects, musicians, environmentalists, have all been enchanted by the City by the bay.
San Francisco boasts the most diverse population in the world. Everyone is welcome. This rich cultural Mecca offers an educational, vibrant, environment that is constantly evolving.
Gracefully spanning the entrance into the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s icon as well as an engineering miracle. Built in 1937, it’s also one of the modern 7 wonders of the world. It is stunning from the North or South, on clear days or in the fog, and at sunrise or sunset. Thus making it one of the most photographed structures in the world.
Invented in 1873 by Hallide, the cable cars are the only moving landmark in the country. This simple cable mechanism previously used in the gold mines has been the foundation of the entire cable operating systems used at present for trolleys and cable buses around the world.
The invention opened up the development of neighborhoods with sweeping vistas such as Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Diamond Heights, Twin Peaks and Pacific Heights.
Nob Hill was home to the original 2 Gold Rush millionaires Flood and Fair as well as the 4 railroad barons Mark Hopkins, Crocker, Hunnington and Leland Stanford who founded Stanford University in 1896.
The historical San Francisco Chinatown is a fascinating maze of alleys with restaurants, temples, tea rooms, fabric stores, jade and pearl stores, exotic herbs and the original fortune cookie factory. In addition, it has become an art and cultural center.
Chinese immigrants arrived in the 1840s to work on the railroads.
Designed by Bernard Maybeck, the Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama Pacific Exposition. It was built in celebration of the rebirth of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake as well as the opening of the Panama Canal. In addition, it showcases the Beaux Arts architectural style.
Things to do on the Beach Run Tour:
- Run at the beach
- Experience the rejuvenating spirit of the Pacific Ocean.
- Marvel at the sound of crushing waves against the granite rocks formations.
- Discover the intricate mosaic designs on arrays of serpentine rocks.
- Watch the mystical fog floating over the majestic mountains.
- Be inspired by the glorious sunrise over the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Reawaken your inner spirit and be inspired by nature.
City Highlights (Hop On – Hop Off Tours):
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