San Francisco Visitors Guide
Her past and her future determined by a vast sheltering bay, San Francisco has welcomed all comers from Spanish conquistadors to Mexican settlers and the fortune seekers of the Gold Rush. From around the world they sailed through the Golden Gate. They stayed and they prospered, building bright-painted Victorian mansions and modern skyscrapers, sleek hotels and charming cottages. Speaking a cacophony of languages, Europeans, South and Central Americans, Mexicans, Pan Asians, and Pacific Islanders maintain their traditions and their own deliciously vibrant communities across the steep, wooded hills and in the sunny valleys of the city.
This visitors guide to San Francisco offers the visitor insights into the unique character of San Francisco’s many neighborhoods. We have broken this guide into separate sections for the distinct neighborhoods of San Francisco.
The excerpts that are presented on this web site are just a sampling from Karen Misuraca’s book, “Our San Francisco”, published by Voyageur Press in 2003 and available for purchase on Amazon.
|The article on this page is adapted from guidebooks written by Karen Misuraca, the author of Our San Francisco, Fun With the Family in Northern California, and other travel books. Available for purchase on Amazon.|