San Francisco is a county and city, the 4th most packed city in California, located on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Francisco Bay to the east, and the Golden Gate to the north. San Francisco or the City By The Bay is a popular tourist destination, where was once among the rapid growth of the 1848 California Gold ... More>Rush, and after 1906 earthquake, the city was rebuilt with an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. San Francisco has much to see. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island â€“ the Rock, decommissioned in March 1963, still welcomes tours to walk and listen to a multi â€“ language audio guide, the cable cars, Coit Tower, and Chinatown are the worldâ€™s famous landmarks. The Civic Center has impressive Beaux Arts buildings and the celebrated Asian Art Museum. Golden Gate Park is where you need a good plan to explore all places in it.