What Are Some Important Locations on a Tourist Map of San Francisco?


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As of 2015, some important locations on a tourist map of San Francisco include Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower and Ocean Beach. Golden Gate Park has 1,017 acres of green space and is home to the Japanese Tea Garden, the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo. In addition, the park offers tennis courts, a disc or Frisbee golf course, archery range, hiking trails, and more.

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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most well-known symbols of San Francisco. The name comes from the distinctive orange-gold color of its towers and cables. Visitors may bike or walk across the span during certain hours and enjoy views of San Francisco Bay Area, the city and the Pacific Ocean.

Fisherman's Wharf is part of the historic waterfront district that also includes Pier 39, the Aquarium of the Bay, the Hyde Street Pier and Ghirardelli Square. It is here that visitors may buy fresh crab from the sidewalk pots and fresh loaves of San Francisco sourdough bread.

Coit Tower is on the top of Telegraph Hill and is a tribute to the city's firefighters. It has an elevator that goes to an observation deck, offering panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Ocean Beach is on the western end of the city and home to the Cliff House, a restaurant perched above the Pacific.

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