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A lot of streets come together in this area. There is an old Transamerica building that is now used by the Church of Scientology. It was fist used in 1909 as The Bank of Italy. Giannini continued using it as a bank in 1929. And,...More
This is a really attractive and interesting part of town. It doesn’t take long to visit – we just walked around the few blocks admiring the architecture in a few minutes. We were walking through Jackson Square on a walking tour of the city and...More
The Jackson Square district struck us as being an interesting area to visit, offering a historical view at a district that has retained much of its character and charm as well as offering opportunity to see buildings which survived the 1906 quake and fire. This...More
What seems to be a neighborhood of old buildings is a lot more if you know what to look for. This neighborhood has some of the oldest buildings in The City, dating to the 1850's, spared from the 1906 fire. The best way to see...More
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The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.