San Francisco
San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog - from which it derives its nickname Fog City, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars, and Chinatown.

San Francisco is among the three most popular cities in the world. The city is romantic, free and very multifaceted, here you can find almost everything and meet almost all types of people - hippies, sexual minorities, rebellious students etc. Some people call San Francisco the city of dreams and not without a reason.
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Fisherman’s Wharf is a very popular neighbourhood with a lot of souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, fairs, where you can admire the wonderful view of the ocean or watch a colony of sea lions. It is one of the most favourite tourist attractions in San Francisco, California. It roughly goes round the northern harbour area of San Francisco. This is one of the famous and busiest tourist attractions in North America. The historic sea front still serves as a working fishing pier, so you can expect fresh seafood from the restaurants in the area. Some of the restaurants like Alioto’s and Pompeii’s are three generations old of the same family ownership. Very close there is a chapel built in memory of the “Lost Fishermen” of Northern California and San Francisco.

Pier 39 is the favorite and “organized” resting place for the sea lions. Here, they quietly live their lives and do not pay attention to the tourists. For these animals some special wooden floorings have been made. In the skins of many of them there are traces of shark teeth.

In early 1980, with the subway lines to Market Street, the trams were considered outdated type of transport and tram routes were closed. It was decided to hold the last parade of “veterans”. The townspeople liked the festival so much that they began to organize it yearly, and since 1995 the historic streetcars began their regular traffic. The tram park has real rarities from all over the world – Italy, England, Portugal, Japan, etc. Most were built in 1946-1948, but there are some cars of more venerable age. The oldest one was “born” in 1895.

The system of the cable cars in San Francisco is the world’s last manually-operated cable car system, and it is an image of San Francisco. The cable car system forms part of the inner-city transport network operated by Muni (Municipal Railway). Cable cars work on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, and another route all along the California Street. The cable cars are a very popular tourist attraction as well. They are as significant tourist site in San Francisco as Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Island.