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
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum
Housed since 2003 in the old Main
Coit Tower
Coit Tower
Towering 180ft above a 32ft rectangular
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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's premier showcase for
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Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Among San Francisco's most photographed
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Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts
Ranking among San Francisco's best-known
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