San Francisco, California is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the most densely settled large city in the state of California.
The California Gold Rush propelled San Francisco into economic growth, making it the largest city on the west coast at the time. Today, San Francisco continues to be a popular tourist destination, known for its Victorian architecture, hilly landscape, and chilly fog. It’s most noted landmarks are the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s cable car system, and its own China town. San Francisco has extensive beaches, natural marsh land, and a Pacific shoreline frequented by the surfing community, creating exciting ventures for anyone who visits.