California
San Francisco
Highly recommended

San Francisco

The Essential
Highly recommended
Founded as Mission Dolores (by priests) and the Presidio (by soldiers) in 1776, San Francisco grew from the pueblo of Yerba Buena. In 1835, English sailor William Richardson, married to the daughter of the Presidio comandante, set up a tent where Grant Avenue now runs. Yerba Buena grew modestly on trade, changing its name to San Francisco after the US claimed California in 1846.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for San Francisco
Lombard Street Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Among San Francisco's most photographed
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Alcatraz Alcatraz
Alcatraz
So close, and yet so far. Prisoners at
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco's premier showcase for
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Coit Tower Coit Tower
Coit Tower
Towering 180ft above a 32ft rectangular
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Asian Art Museum Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum
Housed since 2003 in the old Main
Transamerica Pyramid Transamerica Pyramid
Transamerica Pyramid
In the years since its 1972 completion,
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