San Francisco Images 37 images Created 25 Mar 2010
Where else in the world can you find artwork painted onto buildings, live operetta in coffee shops, a prison presented as an attraction or cable cars that travel halfway to the stars? Frank Lloyd Wright maybe said it best when he said "What I like best about San Francisco is San Francisco." The Gold Rush transformed the small fishing village into the city of San Francisco almost overnight. It became a magnet for fortune-seekers, immigrants, travelers, artists and poets from around the world. Today the mild weather, the beauty of the city and the bay, colorful Victorian homes and the Golden Gate draw many people to visit "America's Favorite City." A 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.