Explore Historic Places In San Francisco

Explore Historic Places In San Francisco

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic San Francisco on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    When in the Presidio, you must stop by Lucasfilm and see the Yoda fountain in the front of their entrance. Just tell the security guard you want to see Yoda, and they'll let you park briefly. -- Buttercup D via Foursquare
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    Tourist town! Make sure to buy the 48 hour hop on hop off bus tour ticket especially if your staying in the bay area! Bring a pair of running shoes if your the athletic kind since everyone's a runner! -- Clyde Velardo via Foursquare
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    Don't let the facade fool you, Grace strongly embraces GLBTQ peeps, agnostics and atheists. See the Keith Haring altarpiece and AIDS memorial quilt in the interfaith chapel by the front doors. -- Davidk via Foursquare
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    El recorrido con calma es muy interesante. Vale la pena el audiotour. Trata de alejarte cuando puedas del resto de la gente y podrás sentir un poco de lo frío y inhumano del lugar. -- tasteeverything via Foursquare
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    Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1853 and 1861 to prevent entrance of a hostile fleet into San Francisco Bay and was occupied in WWII in order to protect the Bay. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Today’s adventurers will find lots of hiking around the ruins, a few good restaurants nearby, & some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge you’ll ever behold. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    Did you know? The Palace’s design is based on a Roman ruin. It was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, in honor of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal. -- K12 Inc via Foursquare
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    Check out the frosted windows on the 2nd floor at the rear. Local blogger Larry See calls this the “mystery room”; it's now stripped bare and there's no record of what occurred inside it. -- Twitchhiker: Tales from the Edge of America via Foursquare
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    Designed 1970, the only authentic Chinatown Gate in N. America. Unlike gates which usually stand on wooden pillars, this conforms to Chinese standards using stone from base to top & green-tiled roofs -- MisterEastlake via Foursquare
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    This flag was sewn by artist Gilbert Baker to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the flag in 2008. Baker designed the first pride flag in 1978. The original flag included turquoise and pink stripes. -- Dale Tegman via Foursquare
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    If you stand on the Hayes St. side of Alamo Square, you'll have the best view of The Painted Ladies (Full House houses), St. Mary's Cathedral, the Transamerica building & the rest of downtown SF. ;) -- Marilou Alejo via Foursquare
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    Enjoy the views from the observation deck but don’t forget to check out the socialist-leaning WPA-era murals in the base of the tower as well. - Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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