San Francisco encompasses the entire peninsula of County of San Francisco. The city is considered the cultural, commercial and financial hub of Northern California.
San Francisco is one of the most densely populated in the state of California and the second in the nation behind New York City. The topography is comprised of steep rolling hills, narrow streets, an eclectic mix of architecture, cool summers and marine layers of fog. This is also a home to many high techs company including twitter, linkedin, google, docusign, dropbox to name a few.
The city is one of the biggest tourist destinations with nationally recognized landmarks including Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island, Lombard Street, Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden and Chinatown.
Neighborhoods include the Marina, Mission Bay, Little Italy, Union Square, Russian Hill, the Embarcadero, the Fillmore, Van Ness Avenue, the Castro and Hunters Point among many others. This city is one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. Bay Area offers huge opportunities in the arts and culture industry with theaters such as the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, the San Francisco Opera and Davies Symphony Hall.
With a huge city life, also comes sports and recreation. San Francisco is the home of three world series winners, the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors. The Bay to Breakers is we renowned running race to celebrate community spirit and has been held since 1912. The San Francisco Marathon also brings 21,000 participants a year.
Boating, sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing are among the popular activities on Bay Area , and the city maintains a yacht harbor in the Marina District. The St. Francis Yacht Club and Golden Gate Yacht Club are located in the Marina Harbor. Notable schools in the area include University of San Francisco, San Francisco State, UC Berkeley and the Academy of Art University.