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The City by the Bay, San Francisco, is perhaps best known by most as simply, “The City.” It is located at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula, and it is arguably the most densely populated area in California. The city is laid out in a grid pattern, but no freeway crosses the city: All freeways lead onto the most significant city streets, thus leaving California 1 and U.S. 101 to use city streets (such as 19th Avenue and Van Ness Avenue) to cross the city.
Known for its many tourist attractions, San Francisco is home to the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Twin Peaks, Haight/Ashbury District, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, the Civic Center, Yerba Buena, Pac Bell Ballpark, Tommy’s Joynt, Ghiradelli’s Chocolate, and much more. The city has so much concentrated into a tiny space that it is possible to explore much of it on foot or via public transportation, including the world-famous trolleys and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.