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Fashionistas, techies, hippies and all other types of residents are proud of its place in history: once a Spanish fort, it zoomed to prominence during the Gold Rush Days and later demonstrated its resiliency after three-quarters of the city was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Today, it is a towering financial and cultural center that cherishes old traditions while embracing diversity and community.

Whether navigating the twists and turns of Lombard Street, shopping in Union Square, or enjoying all that the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina have to offer, this quirky city will enchant you – and if you’re not careful – you could end up leaving your heart in San Francisco (queue that Tony Bennett classic). Attractions in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, and yes, Alcatraz – There is nothing like being around San Francisco’s picturesque bridge, whether you are on a rented bike, strolling on Baker Beach with the view in front of you, or driving on it on your way to Sausalito.

Then, although you won’t find locals there, you can head out to the old island prison that housed the likes of Al Capone and the Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. The prisoners are all gone now, but some say ghosts remain. Bring a local along, as it may be their first time too!

Chinatown – There are actually two Chinatowns in San Francisco if you can believe it. In the Chinatown close to Union Square, visit the Chinese Historical Society, shop for jade or herbal remedies, and even tour the century-old Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. The ‘second’ Chinatown lies on Clement Street in the Richmond district. Regardless which one you visit, make sure you have an appetite; Chinatown in San Francisco lives up to its rep for traditional and delectable dim sum. Go have dim sum particularly during the weekend, and join many locals in this delicious tradition. Shopping and Restaurants in San Francisco

Dining: San Francisco is a banquet, and everything’s on the menu: excellent, fresh seafood, fine Italian fare, authentic Chinese, and cuisines from almost everywhere else in the world. Enjoy a romantic dinner in quaint neighborhoods like Russian Hill (take a cable car right to the restaurant door). Oh, and while you’re visiting, grab an Irish Coffee – San Francisco introduced it to America.

Shopping: Union Square will impress you with stylish boutiques, famous stores, and unique shops. It is a wonderful place to get antiques and art, flowers and produce or stunning hand-crafted jewelry. Don’t forget the chocolate; the name Ghiradelli should ring a delicious bell. Travel Tip

You’ll recognize the beautiful Victorian row houses at Alamo Square, as it’s one of the most photographed scenes in the city. Take your own souvenir photo of San Francisco here – just drop by Hayes and Steiner Streets. Flights to San Francisco

Only in San Francisco – As this official visitors site puts it, "Cool fog, hot restaurants, neighborhoods to explore, cultures to experience." And they provide the "who, what, where, and when" on how to see and do it all. Numerous attractions and an "insider’s guide".