San Francisco is just one of the cities that make up the entire San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco’s neighbors Oakland and Berkeley, east of the Bay Bridge, in Marin County north of the Golden Gate Bridge and on the peninsula south of the city, are all part of separate counties, each with its own government and transit systems. San Francisco is a victim of crime in some downtown areas such as Tenderloin, Mid Market, 6th Street, Soma and Western Addition. The southeast part of the city is also a victim of violent crime. Visitors should be aware of their surroundings when walking late at night near some downtown hotels. San Francisco also has a high death rate among pedestrians and cyclists. This city is also overrun with colorful and popular destinations to visit.
On the north coast, Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the liveliest tourist areas in the city. Souvenir stores and stalls selling crab and clam soup served in a bread bowl appear at every turn, and the views of the bay, the Golden Gate and Alcatraz Island are postcard-worthy. It is possible to see a sea lion colony and visit historic ships. In Ghirardelli Square, stores and restaurants are located in the famous old chocolate factory. Here you can visit the arcade of the Mechanical Museum with its charming building, the National Maritime Historical Park, where you can watch ancient sailing ships and submarines USS Pampanito. At Pier 39, visit the California Sea Lions. Here you can go shopping and try a rotating comedy.
The Barbary Coast was once one of San Francisco’s famous gambling and prostitution sites. However, this period has been slightly reduced, the Barbary Coast is located near Jackson Square, North Beach and Chinatow. On the Barbary Coast, you can enjoy many historical sites such as the City Lights Bookstore, the Vesuvio Cafe, Saints Peter and Paul Church (the places where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were photographed in 1954 after their wedding at City Hall).
Chinatown is one of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the United States. Beyond the iconic Dragon’s Gate, many lively streets and alleys are lined with traditional restaurants and dim sum establishments. They also include herbalists, bakeries, souvenir stores, dark cocktail lounges and karaoke bars. The area also includes richly decorated temples, including the famous Tin How and the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum. San Francisco Chinatown is centered on Grant and Stockton Routes, there are actually four different Chinese environments in this city. And San Francisco itself is the oldest and largest Chinese immigrant city in Asia.