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Due to the nature of the topic and the wide range of information available, in order to cover only a tiny bit of it properly, some of the websites included here may have a commercial element in addition to the excellent information they provide.  Such inclusion does not constitute an endorsement of product or service by  Sites are included for information value only.

The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  Hopefully this will be a good place to begin your research.

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Alcatraz Island __ "Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public (and despised by inmates), and the historic 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in cultural history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare." - illustrated - From National Park Service - 

Fisherman's Wharf __ A good overview of the area with information not only about the warf but also about other parts of the city and a printable brochure. - illustrated - From -

Golden Gate Bridge __ General information, tolls, history and why the bridge was painted orange. - From - 

Golden Gate National Recreational Area __ The Golden Gate National Recreation Area encompasses over 75,000 acres of land and includes Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, Fort Mason and more. - illustrated - From National Park Service - 

Only in San Francisco __ A comprehensive source for visitor info with features for leisure and business travelers, convention planners, travel trade, travel media and more. - illustrated - From -

Presidio of San Francisco __ "For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from World Fairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and beauty of the Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a national cemetery. Walk through an historic airfield, forests, or to beaches, and admire spectacular vistas." - illustrated - From National Park Service - 


San Francisco, California Golf Courses __ You will find a comprehensive list of golf courses in the San Francisco, California area. - From -

San Francisco Chinatown - The largest chinatown outside of Asia __ "San Francisco Chinatown - The largest chinatown outside of Asia. provides information to locals and tourists about points of interest, culture, history, and events in Chinatown ..." - illustrated - From -

San Francisco Restaurants | Fodor's Restaurant Reviews __ "You can find just about any food in San Francisco, a place where trends are set and culinary diversity rules. Since the 1849 gold rush flooded the city with foreign flavors, residents' appetites for exotic eats haven't diminished by even one bite."  An overview of several San Francisco restaurants. - From - 

San Francisco Restaurants: Read San Francisco Restaurant Reviews __ "...See 89000 TripAdvisor traveler reviews of 3087 San Francisco restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, ..." - From -

San Francisco Tourism - San Francisco Vacation Reviews __ You will find articles, resources and reviews. - illustrated - From - 

San Francisco Tourism and Tourist Information: __ "San Francisco in California is a spectacular peninsula that is surrounded by water on three sides and San Francisco grows from the inside out." this and much more. - illustrated - From -


San Francisco Tourist - How to Be a Smart San Francisco Tourist __ "I see them all the time: the San Francisco tourist who didn't do their homework. They're outside the Alcatraz ticket office with a disappointed look on their face, standing in an endless line to catch the cable car or shivering in the city's summer fog. To help you be a smarter San Francisco tourist, enjoy your trip more and spend less of your hard-earned money doing it, use these San Francisco tourist tips: "  What you need to know about being a tourist in San Francisco and links to much more. - From -  

San Francisco Tours | San Francisco Tourism Guide __ General information about touring San Francisco. - From - 

San Francisco Travel: City of San Francisco California Tourism ... __ "The list of attractions in San Francisco reads like an all-star vacation checklist: the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, the cable cars—and the list goes on." Lots of information from lodging and dining to a business index. Learn what a "painted lady" is. - illustrated - From -

San Francisco travel guide __ An open source travel guide to the city of San Francisco. - illustrated - From -

Shopping in San Francisco | Fodor's Shopping Reviews __ "From its swank boutiques to its funky thrift stores, San Francisco is simply one of the best shopping destinations in the United States."  Search by category or location. - From - 


Travel for Kids: San Francisco __ You will find fun things to do with your kids in San Francisco. - illustrated - From -

Travel with Kids: 54 Things to Do in San Francisco, California __ "San Francisco is packed with fun activities for both kids and their parents. The city has a great reputation for being a livable city. The restaurants, serving some of the country's best food won't be lost on you when you visit with kids. Ethnic restaurants are almost always kid friendly, and many upscale restaurants have special kids nights."  Not just restaurants but many more kid friendly venues too. - From -  

What to Do in San Francisco __ Learn about the best places to go as well as the tourist traps. "Fisherman's Wharf - A Vicious Tourist Trap Everybody who visits wants to come to this San Francisco landmark gone sour. Not worth more than 30 minutes of your time..." - From -


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