San Francisco Images 38 images Created 25 Mar 2010
Where else in the world can you find artwork painted onto buildings, operetta in coffee shops, a prison presented as an attraction or cable cars that go halfway to the stars? Frank Lloyd Wright maybe said it best when he declared, "What I like best about San Francisco is San Francisco." The Gold Rush transformed the small fishing village of Yerba Buena into the city of San Francisco almost overnight. The city became a magnet for fortune-seekers, immigrants, travelers, artists and poets from around the world. Today the mild weather, the beauty of the bay, colorful Victorian homes and the Golden Gate Bridge draw many people to visit "America's Favorite City." An downhill ride on a cable car, poking through alleys in Chinatown, or admiring the murals of the Mission will make San Francisco your favorite city, too. The diversity of San Franciscans gives the city its unique flavor and atmosphere.