San Francisco neighborhoods
San Francisco is divided into 40 districts, among which tourists are most interested in the districts bearing the following names: Richmond, Sunset, Treasure Island, Castro, Union Square, Haight Ashbury, Fisherman's Wharf, Civic Center and others.
Description and attractions of the main areas of San Francisco
- Civic Center: It is worth exploring the California Supreme Court building (terracotta and granite in the facade, inside the hall you can see a fresco depicting a Californian landscape) and look into the Asian Art Museum (which contains 17,000 works of art and artifacts from Asian countries). Due to the central location of this area, you can attend various ceremonies and parades here (celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Love Parade).
- South of Market: famous for the Museum of Modern Art (a visit to the museum will cost nothing for those who decide to drop in here on the first Tuesday of the month; it will be appreciated by lovers of the works of Kahlo, Matthis, Klee; and there is also a Caffe Museo, Rooftop Coffee Bar and a garden sculptures, ideal for walking), the Modern Jewish Museum (in addition to viewing museum exhibits, guests will have a chance to attend the occasional performances, such as ballet performances), the Museum of Cartoon Art.
- Mission: here you can not only admire and photograph colorfully painted houses and buildings, visit art studios and exhibition grounds, but also relax in the park area - Dolores Park (it is conditionally divided into hipster, "family" and gay zones; there is an opportunity to have a picnic on one of the green lawns and actively spend time on the football field, basketball court and one of 9 tennis courts). In addition, the Mission is worth a visit in May, when guests are invited to celebrate a major carnival (in March you can visit the street fair, and in April - the parade in honor of Cesar Chavez).
- Fisherman's Wharf: iconic places - the Museum of Mechanics (interesting for the collection of slot machines of the 20th century, and guests can play on them), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (at the Wharf, tourists will be invited to climb aboard historic ships, inspect the cabins and captain's cabin, learn about the life of sailors from the story of the guide, in the Visitor Center - to see the remains of shipwrecked ships, in the Museum - to find out how steamers, sailing ships and modern liners are arranged, and in the Scientific Library - to examine the archival records of shipowners, drawings of ship building and 5000 maps ), Wax Museum (has 270 figures of famous personalities), Pier 39 (has hundreds of shops, a water park, virtual 3D attractions, a restaurant on the water).
Where to stay for tourists
Travelers can find shops, art galleries and expensive hotels at Union Square, but keep in mind that the "neighbors" of these delights of life are nondescript neighborhoods with not the best hotels. Planning to relax in a mid-range hotel? Search for them around the Fisherman Wharf. Do you want to stay in an area surrounded by greenery? Your choice should fall on hotels in the Richmond area.