San Francisco has over a hundred different areas, each with their unique story. No trip to San Francisco would be complete without visiting the neighborhoods that are truly the source of pure fascination. It is the neighborhoods that play a huge role in the statistics of the millions of tourists visiting the San Francisco throughout the year. Here are the famous five locations that are worth checking out while your visit down at the San Francisco.
The Mission District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. It was originally founded as a religious outpost by Spanish-Mexican Missionaries in 1776; it has grown into a Latin Heart of the San Francisco. The culture spills out on the streets with world famous murals that speak for the local Latino population. Did you know multi-Grammy winners Carlos Santana grew up in the Mission District?
Take a Cable car to the Fisherman’s Wharf. From the far back since the gold rush, Fisherman’s Wharf has been the center of the San Francisco’s fish industry. At the Pier 39, check out the colony of sea lions that call it home. These beach bums took over San Francisco’s most coveted real estate in 1990 and have been the most loved San Francisco’s mascots ever since.
Step back in time and wander through the neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury, a national symbol of 1960s counterculture. This was the place of the epicenter of the hippie revolution known as the ‘Summer of Love.’ Flashbacks still occur at the corner of Haight-Ashbury, where street musicians’ rock out and shops to a brisk business in vintage and tied-out clothing. During the sixties, the Haight-Ashbury was considered a haven for psychedelic rock acts including the Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane.
Golden Gate Park:
Take a stroll through the Golden Gate Park. The nineteenth-century locals battling casinos, racetracks, and the amusement park developers until finally prevailing in 1886. The park is widespread on thousands of acres and has easily held the top spot for the most popular and loved national parks in the United States. It draws more than thirteen million visitors each year.
Stop by at the Castro District, transformed from a working-class neighborhood has been considered mecca for the gay community and the place to party well into the night. Gay activist Harvey Milk depicted the film ‘Milk’ was known as the unofficial mayor of the Castro Streets. While wandering in the San Francisco’s neighborhoods, Castro District in the must-visit place, you never know what is going to catch your eye once you are walking down the streets that are surrounding by different shops and total life-raging bars.