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San Francisco is on the map for one of the fanciest infrastructural building Salesforce Transit Center in South Market and located on the roof of the building is Salesforce Park. The park is a great avenue for recreational activities and leisure. A kids playground, open roof amphitheater which can accommodate up to 1000 people and tiny water fountains that works on sensors. If that isn’t enough then come and take a stroll around the park’s walking trails which circles around its four blocks radius and is covered with 13 botanical gardens. You will experience the tranquility of nature amongst this manmade wilderness and a break from the concrete jungle below.
The historic Mission District is home to many internationally famous murals. See 75 murals in just 6 blocks in an informative tour given by a professional muralist. Tours also include historic sites of community mural art and other points of interest. Check website for private tours, bicycle tours, and additional information.
Acclaimed chef and cookbook author, Shirley Wong Torres, offers an insider tour of Chinatown. You can take a tour that stops at markets and restaurants known only to Chinatown experts. In addition, specialized tours that focus on the food and history of Chinatown can be arranged. Tour dates and times vary, so call ahead for information and reservations.
Feel like taking a quick stroll along verdant pathways? Or want to relax on a patch of green as you indulge in people-watching? Visit Washington Square Park and have a relaxing time out with family and friends. Walk your dog, meet friends, hold small picnics or simply get drenched in the lively aura of this place. The whole park comes alive with music during the North Beach Jazz festival. An ideal hang out on a lazy day.
The history of North Beach, a San Francisco neighborhood nestled between Telegraph and Russian Hill, is as rich and storied as they come. The area's vibrant past encompasses the formation of San Francisco's Little Italy, the Barbary Coast and the Beatnik traditions that have become so synonymous with this small section of city. The Italian influence is still ever-present today with some of the best Italian restaurants and cafes lining the streets of Columbus Avenue. Caffe Trieste is a must-see for espresso lovers and movie buffs (Francis Ford Coppola wrote parts of The Godfather sitting in this cafe). The infamous Beatnik generation called Grant Street their home in the 1960s and City Lights Bookstore and Cafe Vesuvio are the historic hangouts still popular today among the literary and liberal crowds. North Beach is also home to Lombard street, affectionately named the worlds "crookedest street" and one of the biggest tourist destinations in San Francisco. If you have enough energy to climb Coit Tower, you will find some of the best views offered in the city and may even catch a glimpse at the celebrated wild parrots that flock here.
San Francisco Railway Museum embodies San Francisco's transportation history with everything from a reconstructed portion of a Market St. Railway Co. 100-class street-car to cable car note cards designed by local artists. Enjoy pictures of the famous ferry-building street-car loop, fare boxes and a Wiley birdcage traffic signal, which allows attendees to see how intersections were patrolled over 100 years ago. Striving to be an interactive museum, knowledgeable docents give talks and answer questions while a resourceful database with an audio & video touch screen is on hand to further educate. If the J-street cars or Powell street trolley cars have always been of interest to you, then enter this museum, which explains their evolution and continues to pave their future.