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  2. 2. San Fransisco© 2008 Stig Albeck & Ventus Publishing ApSTranslation: SØren RiisAll rights and copyright relating to the content of thisbook are the property of Ventus Publishing ApS, and/or itssuppliers. Content from ths book, may not be reproducedin any shape or form without prior written permission fromVentus Publishing ApS.Quoting this book is allowed when clear references are made,in relation to reviews are allowed.ISBN 978-87-7061-275-31st editionPictures and illustrations in this book are reproduced accordingto agreement with the following copyright owners:Stig Albeck; San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau:Lewis Summer, Phillip H. Coblentz, Christine Krieg, MamiMiyata, P. Fuszard, Seth Affoumado; Georgia Roessler & EvaLis PetersenThe stated prices and opening hours are indicative and mayhave been subject to change after this book was published. Download free ebooks at
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  4. 4. San Francisco A visit to San FranciscoA visit to San Franciscowww.sfcvb.org Francisco is considered one of the most Architecture, museums and beautiful nature arecharming and beautifully situated cities in the other benefits from a trip here, and if you want toUnited States, and once you get there you leave the city behind, its not far across the Goldenunderstand why. Gate Bridge to natural parks with some of the most stunning landscapes in the United States.You will recognise many sights when you arrive inSan Francisco. The steep streets, the cable cars, the Have a great trip!prison island Alcatraz, and last but no least theGolden Gate Bridge are landmarks that have beenfeatured in countless Hollywood movies and areknown to most people. Download free ebooks at 5
  5. 5. San Francisco Historical outline California, and massive immigration began. DuringHistorical outline the years 1848-1849, the citys population rose from 1,000 to 25,000, many of whom wereThe San Francisco area has been inhabited for Chinese seeking employment in the mines. Thethousands of years, and before the European large number of Chinese immigrants formed thepresence, 10.000 Native Americans are thought to basis of San Franciscos Chinatown, which is tohave lived here. The many tribes along the this day strongly influenced by Chinese culture andWestern coast were later collectively referred to as tradition.Ohlone, the Western people. Many large companies were founded in the latterThe Spaniards arrived at the present San Francisco part of the 19th Century, including Levi Strauss &area in 1542, but on this occasion and through the Co. and Wells Fargo Bank. The rising number offollowing centuries no European settlement took wealthy inhabitants such as the railway millionaire,place here. Leland Stanford, built impressive residences on Nob Hill. San Francisco was the United StatesLed by Gaspar de Portolà, Spaniards arrived in largest city West of the Mississippi, and for a brief1770 to the area around the bay and declared it period it was also the state capital.Spanish territory. Six years later Juan Bautista deAnza founded the Christian Mission Dolores, Towards the 20th Century, urban planning on aoriginally called Mission San Francisco de Asis. larger scale had become necessary. The city had grown rapidly from the gold rush, with a chaoticIn 1702 George Vancouver established the infrastructure as the consequence. Mayor Jamessettlement of Yerba Buena, the present city centre, Phelan established sewers and developed the firstwhich became a hub for various traders, primarily plan for the future city, which he envisioned as afrom England and Russia. There were many sort of Paris by the Pacific.Russians in the area, as Russia had colonised thearea from Alaska southwards. In 1906 the city was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale. ApproximatelyOver the years the Spanish rule weakened, and in 80% of the city was destroyed, including most of1821 the area became part of the independent the city centre. An immense reconstruction wasMexico before the Mission Dolores ceased in 1833. initiated, and already by 1915 the city hosted theAn increasing number of non-Spanish speakers great American exhibition to celebrate the openingcame to Yerba Bueno, and from 1822 the English of the Panama Canal, which showed the worldWilliam Richardson launched an extensive urban that the city had regained its former glory.development. By this regeneration, San Francisco had createdAfter the war between the United States and the basis of another boom and in spite of theMexico in 1846-1847, the Mexicans were forced 1930s depression, large-scale projects wereSouth and California became part of the United completed. The citys isolated position on theStates. In 1847 the city was officially named San peninsula was changed in 1936 and 1937 whenFrancisco. respectively the Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge opened.The deserted stretch of land on the windsweptpeninsula didnt have the resources for a largegrowth, but already by 1848 the gold rush came to Download free ebooks at 6
  6. 6. San Francisco Historical outlineDuring the World War II San Francisco became In 1989 the San Francisco area was hit by anan important port in connection with the Pacific earthquake with an epicentre 100km South of theWar, and in 1945 the United Nations was founded city, causing huge devastations, including theat a conference here. The formal peace agreement collapse of several stretches of elevated highway.between the United States and Japan was alsosigned here in 1951. During the 1980s the citys skyline changed dramatically with the construction of severalWith its mixed population and rapid development, skyscrapers in the Financial District. TheSan Francisco had often been a hotspot for development was rapid, and towards the end ofcultural change, and this also happened in the last the Century many IT companies were establishedhalf of the 20th Century. The city became the focal here, causing an influx of wealth and inhabitants,point of the worldwide hippie wave and other until the dotcom bubble burst in 2001. Manyalternative cultures, which influenced the music companies closed down, and the populationand caused the city to sprout leading names such decreased by 250,000. In later years the city is on aas Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. cultural come-back and as prepared as ever to receive tourists with its scenic location and manyLater on, in the 1980s and 1990s, the city became entertainment options.the centre of the American punk and trash metalmusic, and politically speaking the city was veryliberal by American standards. This was also theperiod when the citys liberal attitude tohomosexuals gained it the reputation as thecountrys capital for this group. A large number ofhomosexuals moved to the city from the 1960sonwards and made their mark, especially on theCastro neighbourhood. Download free ebooks at 7
  7. 7. San Francisco Tour 1: San Francisco The present cathedral, constructed 1967 - 1970, is Tour 1: San Francisco the third St. Marys in San Francisco. The first, Old St. Marys, was built in California Street in 1. St. Mary’s Cathedral 1854 and the second on Van Ness Avenue in 1891. It burned down in 1962 and was replaced by the present, third cathedral. 2. Japantown & Japan Center mellem gaderne California/O’Farrell/Fillmore/Laguna Japantown is the area of San Francisco with the highest concentration of Japanese immigrants and their descendents. A total of over 12,000 inhabitants of Japanese descent influence the area Gough Street 1111 with its ethnic shops and restaurants and the Japanese culture. St. Mary’s Cathedral is a popular sight, not least due to the buildings interesting modern architecture. The next step for top-performing graduatesPlease click the advert Masters in Management Designed for high-achieving graduates across all disciplines, London Business School’s Masters in Management provides specific and tangible foundations for a successful career in business. This 12-month, full-time programme is a business qualification with impact. In 2010, our MiM employment rate was 95% within 3 months of graduation*; the majority of graduates choosing to work in consulting or financial services. As well as a renowned qualification from a world-class business school, you also gain access to the School’s network of more than 34,000 global alumni – a community that offers support and opportunities throughout your career. For more information visit, email or give us a call on +44 (0)20 7000 7573. * Figures taken from London Business School’s Masters in Management 2010 employment report Download free ebooks at 8
  8. 8. San Francisco Tour 1: San FranciscoThe area of Japantown was created after the The main doors are adapted copies of 15thearthquake and the following fire in 1906, that left Century Florentine doors.whole neighbourhoods deserted. Its enclosed bythe California, OFarrell, Fillmore and Laguna Construction of the cathedral began shortly afterStreets. Centrally located is the Japan Center, a the 1906 earthquake, but the majority of theculture and entertainment centre, where a modern building is from the 1960s.five-storey pagoda can be seen. 5. The San Franciscos cable cars/3. Haas-Lilienthal House Cable Car BarnFranklin Street beautiful Haas-Lilienthal House was built in1886 in the Victorian Queen Anne style. It is theonly home that has been preserved with its originalfurnishings from the time, and it is open to thepublic as a museum.The house is a unique opportunity to see one ofthe beautifully built houses with rich indoorornamentation and to experience the interiordecoration and crafts of the era. The Haas- Mason Street 1201Lilienthal House was inhabited by descendents of www.sfcablecar.comthe original family up to 1972. The San Francisco cable cars are one of the citys4. Grace Cathedral most charming and popular icons. The cable cars scramble up and down the steep streets, passing one interesting view after the other. The cable cars are pulled by large cables from central points such as the Cable Car Barn, where you can see the great pullies and machinery that pulls the carriages. Cable Car Barn was built in 1907 and is today both a working part of the cable car network and a museum over the San Francisco cable cars history.California Street 1100 The history of the cable cars began in 1869, the English Andrew Hallidie witnessed an accidentGrace Cathedral is one of the largest neo-Gothic with the horse-pulled carriages. The accidentchurch buildings in the USA. It was constructed caused the death of five horses, and Hallidiewith clear inspiration from the Notre Dame wanted to prevent repetitions of the accident. InCathedral in Paris and other great French churches, 1873 he opened the first cable car line near thefor example in the beautiful glass mosaic rose peak of Nob Hill, and the network developedwindow. from here. Download free ebooks at 9
  9. 9. San Francisco Tour 1: San FranciscoSeveral lines were closed down over the years, and 7. Coit Towermany were replaced by busses. In the 1980s theold carriages and the remaining lines were restored,and the carriages were put in operation in mintcondition, acting as pure tourist magnets.6. Chinatown Telegraph Hill Boulevard 1 At the top of Telegraph Hill is the Coit Tower, a monument to the citys volunteer fire brigade. It was built in 1933, following a donation from the private individual Lillie Hitchcock Coit afterChinatown whom it is named. The architect is Arthur BrownSan Franciscos Chinatown is the largest Chinese Jr., who also built the City Hall.settlement in Northern America, with more than100,000 inhabitants of Chinese descent. The The observation deck of the Coit Tower boasts anlandmark of the area, the Chinese dragon gate, is excellent view of San Francisco and both of thelocated at the Southern entrance to the district. great bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge.In Chinatown you can feel transported to China,surrounded by Chinese shops, restaurants andcultural institutions such as the Chinese Culture 8. San Francisco Art InstituteCenter, which exhibits Chino-American art. The Chestnut Street 800area also features a few temple buildings in www.sfai.edutraditional Chinese style. The San Francisco Art Institute is a very lively exhibition space to visit. Exciting and experimental work is still taking place, as well as changing exhibitions. Download free ebooks at 10
  10. 10. San Francisco Tour 1: San Francisco 9. Lombard Street Lombard Street is also known as the most winding street in the USA. The steep street descends in hairpin turns between the Victorian houses, with an impressive eight turns in a few hundred metres. It is amusing to walk or drive down the street, and there are many beautiful flowers throughout the summer season. From Lombard Street there are also good opportunities to watch the citys old cable cars rumbling by. 10. Filbert Street Filbert Street If you really want to experience the infamous steep streets of San Francisco, you should take a trip down Filbert Street. On the stretch between Hyde Street and Leavenworth, Filbert Street is the steepest in San Francisco, with a slope of 31.5% on this particular stretch. Lombard Street Excellent Economics and Business programmes at: “The perfect startPlease click the advert of a successful, international career.” CLICK HERE to discover why both socially and academically the University of Groningen is one of the best places for a student to be Download free ebooks at 11
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  12. 12. San Francisco Tour 2: San Francisco Today the park offers beautiful landscaping as wellTour 2: San Francisco as a series of historical buildings. There are also several opportunities for activities, such as cycling.11. The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre 13. Golden Gate BridgeLyon Street 3301www.palaceoffinearts.orgThe Palace of Fine Arts Theatre was built in 1913-1915 as one of the buildings for the greatAmerican exhibition to celebrate the opening ofthe Panama Canal. After many years of use, the Golden Gate Bridge, 4 km NWbuilding was almost entirely reconstructed in the www.goldengate.orgyears before 1975. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific. Its a landmarkThe area outside the theatre is very charming, and for San Francisco and one of the most famousshows, concerts, speeches etc. take place in the constructions in the United States of America. Thetheatre building. suspension bridge is 2,700 metres long and 230 metres tall, and was built in 1933-1937 and12. Presidio National Park inaugurated from Washington by PresidentPresidio National Park Roosevelt. It is painted in a characteristic red colour, chosen to fit in with the scenery whilstThe green area of Presidion National Park has still being easily visible for ships.been cultivated since the time of the Ohlones.When the Spanish arrived in 1776, they placed a You can drive across the bridge either by car or bymilitary encampment here, and that was the one of the several bus lines from San Francisco,beginning of 216 years of military facilities in this and during the daytime, you can also choose tobeautiful setting; first Spanish, then Mexican, and walk across the bridge and enjoy both thefrom 1848 American. construction and the stunning view. At either end of the bridge there is parking with view points overlooking the San Francisco skyline. Download free ebooks at 13
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  14. 14. San Francisco Tour 3: San Francisco 16. Golden Gate ParkTour 3: San Francisco14. Cliff House & Seals rockPoint Lobos Street 1090www.cliffhouse.comCliff House is dramatically located at the top ofthe cliff towards the Pacific. The first house on thelocation was built in 1863, and the second wasbuilt in the style of a French chateau. The presenthouse dates from 1909 but has been remodelledseveral times since its construction.The view from Cliff House is breathtaking, withviews of the sea and the small, rocky islands thatare home to both seals and sea lions.15. Palace of the Legion of Honor Golden Gate Park The large Golden Gate Park is a lovely 4 square- kilometres recreational area, placed as a giant green wedge from the Pacific Ocean towards the San Francisco city centre. The park has many lakes and hills, as well as a varied range of planting.Lincoln The Strybing Arboretum is a beautiful botanicalThis art museum is also known simply as the garden, where more than 5.000 plant species fromLegion of Honor and takes its name from the around the world can be seen. Visit also theParisian Palais de la Légion d’Honneur, which the Conservatory of Flowers, built in 1883.American version replicates on a 3/4 scale. The park also hosts the de Young Museum, whoseThe art collection contains a broad representation collections range from one of the United Statesof European art, including several sculptures by finest exhibitions of American paintings to artRodin as well as a few paintings by among others work from Africa and Oceania as well as classicalRembrandt, Degas, Renoir, Monet and Picasso. European art.The building is situated in Lincoln Park, which The Japanese Tea Garden is a delightful breakoffers a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the big city, where you can enjoy both a cupfrom its high location. of green tea and a beautiful Japanese garden with the typical miniature landscapes. Download free ebooks at 15
  15. 15. San Francisco Tour 3: San Francisco17. The Painted Ladies Castro www.thecastrotheatre.comHaight Street 1649 The Castro district is the centre for the largestThe Painted Ladies is a line of six beautifully homosexual population in San Francisco. It wasrestored Victorian houses of a type that was very constructed from the end of the 19th Century andcommon in the period between 1850 and 1900. has been beautifully restored since the 1960s, as itDuring that period, 48.000 houses of this type can be seen in the elegant Castro Theatre fromwere constructed to cover the housing demands of 1922. To experience the neighbourhood and itsthe heavy increase in population at the time. particular atmosphere, try taking a stroll along the 18th Street.Many of the citys Victorian houses perished in thefire following the 1906 earthquake, but they can 19. Mission Doloresstill be seen in several neighbourhoods, notablyPacific Heights, the Western Addition, Fillmoreand the Haight with the Painted Ladies.18. Castro 16th Street 3321 Mission Dolores was founded in 1776, and the building was constructed in 1782-1791 by the Spanish as the sixth Californian mission church out of the 21 that King Carlos II of Spain had built. This was the starting point of the citys development. Download free ebooks at 16
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  17. 17. San Francisco Tour 4: San Francisco The San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtTour 4: San Francisco opened in 1935 as the first in Western USA. The present building was designed by the Swiss20. Oakland Bay Bridge architect Mario Botta and opened in 1995. The building stands out with its striped central cylinder that emerges from the modern, red, fort-like structure. The museum houses a fine collection within various themes such as architecture, design, photography, painting, and sculpture. Works ofOakland Bay Bridge artists such as Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, MarcelThe colossal Oakland Bay Bridge is one of the two Duchamp, Salvador Dalì, and Jackson Pollock aregreat, famous bridges of San Francisco. The 14 exhibited, and besides the permanent collection,kilometre long bridge connection crosses the there are also changing large and internationalYerba Buena Island and opened to traffic in 1936, exhibitions.six months before the Golden Gate Bridge. 22. Financial DistrictThe Oakland Bay Bridge impresses by itsdimensions, with two storeys of road and five Montgomery Streetlanes on each storey. It is specially the two San Franciscos Financial District is located in thesuspension bridges East and West of Yerba Buena streets around Montgomery Street, where the citysIsland that draws attention, with a maximal span first modern skyscrapers are clustered together.of 704 metres. The Eastern suspension bridge is The view of the tall buildings is impressive when3,100 metres long with a 58 metres clearance walking down Montgomery Street, and it can all bebeneath, and the Western suspension bridge is seen from the top of the 210 metre Bank of2.800 metres long with a 67 metre clearance. America Building (Montgomery Street 345) - or from the Skydeck at the Embarcadero Center in Sacramento Street. At Montgomery Street 420 you21. Museum of Modern Art can visit the interesting Wells Fargo Bank museum of the era of gold digging in California. The tall skyscraper, Transamerica Pyramid, at Montgomery Street 600 is one of the landmarks of San Francisco. The 260 metres tall building has 48 storeys and was completed in 1972 after three years of construction. When it was finished it was the tallest building on the United States West Coast. The uppermost 64 metres is the spire, and the two "wings" of the pyramid contain lifts and staircases.Third Street Download free ebooks at 18
  18. 18. San Francisco Tour 4: San Francisco23. Fisherman’s Wharf 24. Pier 39Fisherman’s Wharfwww.fishermanswharf.orgFisherman’s Wharf was previously a busy harbour Pier 39, K Dockdistrict that has now been turned into an area with www.pier39.complenty of restaurants, shops and a broad range of Pier 39 is the site for San Franciscos famousactivities and entertainment. It’s perfect for colony of sealions, which provides a fascinatingexploring and for enjoying the lovely waterfront. view up-close. As Fishermans Wharf, the area is also filled with shops, restaurants andFisherman’s Wharf is one of the most visited entertainment such as the aquarium.sights in San Francisco and should not be missedon a visit to the city. The area also houses a waxmuseum. Download free ebooks at 19
  19. 19. San Francisco Day Tours from San Francisco 26. Alcatraz Day Tours from San Francisco 25. Twin Peaks Twin Peaks, 4 km SW The heights at Twin Peaks provide one of the best views of the San Francisco area, with the citys many different districts and skyscrapers at your feet. During the daytime there is a splendid view Alcatraz Island, 2 km N of the entire city, and at night the view features the many beautifully lit buildings where especially the skyscrapers are impressive. Free online MagazinesPlease click the advert Click here to download Download free ebooks at 20
  20. 20. San Francisco Day Tours from San FranciscoThe rocky island of Alcatraz in the middle of the 28. John Muir Woods NationalSan Francisco Bay is most known for its history as Monumentan isolated prison island. Trips to Alcatraz departfrom Pier 41 at Fishermans Wharf. The island wasused as a prison during the period 1859-1963, andbelonged to the military up till 1934. In 1969-1971the island underwent an occupation by NativeAmericans as a political demonstration.The entire island is a museum with excitingexhibitions and objects that depict the gruesomehistory of the place. Among other exhibits can bementioned photographs, weapons, escape plansand the cells of some of the islands celebrityprisoners such as Al Capone and George"Machine Gun" Kelly.27. Sausalito John Muri Woods, 18 km NW The tallest trees in the world are the Californian Redwoods that can be seen in John Muir Woods. The trees used to be situated along the entire Californian West Coast, but in many places the original trees have been cut down. John MuirSausalito, 8 km NW Woods was preserved due to its remote location. The trees in the area are up to 75 metres tall, andSausalito is a cosy town by the San Francisco Bay the largest trees have a diameter of 4 metres. Thereand can be reached by boat from Fishermans are several kilometres of trails for driving andWharf or by driving across the Golden Gate walking.Bridge. The town is a peaceful place with beautifulscenery, parks, galleries, shops, and lovelyrestaurants. Download free ebooks at 21
  21. 21. San Francisco Day Tours from San Francisco29. Napa Valley There are countless sights on the campus that can be seen either on foot or from an electrical golfNapa Valley, 100 km N cart. For instance there is the Red Barn, built 1878-1879 and thus older than the university The Cantor Center of Visual Arts boasts a large art collection which among other thingsNapa Valley is the leading region in the USA for contains the greatest number of Rodin piecesproducing quality wine, and a trip here is one of outside Paris. Some of the pieces are displayed in athe best outings from San Francisco. There are sculpture garden. There is also a cactus garden,hundreds of vineyards in Napa Valley, and they and the entire area can be surveyed from aboveoffer visitors a chance to see how wine is made as from the Hoover Tower Observation Platform.well as taste and buy the results. There are pre-arranged trips from San Francisco, and this 31. Yosemite National Parkprovides an easy way of viewing the area.The large valley is not just for the wine lovers, butalso offers beautiful scenery, great culinaryexperiences, and a variety of activities such as hotair ballooning and spas. The town of Calistoga hasbeen known for its hot springs for a long time, andthis is also the site of the geyser Old Faithful thatleaps 15 metres into the air every 40 minutes.Napa Valley Wine Train is a three-hour train ridethrough Napa Valley. It begins in the town ofNapa and does a roundtrip to the lovely village ofSt. Helena. The train is worth a visit on its own Yosemite National Park, 280 km Ewith a 1950s panorama carriage, saloon carriages the early 20th Century, and beautifully Many consider Yosemite the most beautiful of thedecorated dining cars. The railroad itself was many national parks in the United States. Thefounded in 1864 and has been operating as Wine national park contains large waterfalls flowing overTrain since 1987. granite cliffs, vast alpine meadows, beautiful lakes and great majestic trees in the woodlands.30. Stanford University Spectacular sceneries greet the visitor in every part of the park.Stanford, 45 km Yosemite Valley is the central part of the park and the site of the many service facilities of the area.Stanford University was founded by Senator This is also where you can find the parks visitorLeland Stanford and opened in 1891. The senator centre with information about every corner of thewished to provide an opportunity for education, 3,000 square-kilometre park.and he spent a large part of his great fortune onconstructing the beautiful campus. Yosemite Valley also displays beautiful nature, since the valley is encircled by steep hillsides with names such as Half Dome, North Dome, and Download free ebooks at 22
  22. 22. San Francisco Day Tours from San Francisco Glacier Point, which has possibly the most Reno, 300 km NE beautiful view of the park. Glacier Point is at 2,200 metres altitude and there is an almost sheer drop The city of Reno is in the State of Nevada where to the valley, which gives a view of several gambling is legal. After Las Vegas, Reno is the waterfalls, mountains, forests, and the Merced largest gambling city in the state, and visitors are River in the valley below. met by neon lights, casinos, plenty of restaurants, shows, rodeo, and all imaginable kinds of 32. Reno entertainment. The contrast to San Francisco is great, and the experience is good fun. Reno frequently offers good and cheap accomodation. You might combine the trip with a visit to the nearby Lake Tahoe, located at 1,900 metres altitude and surrounded by forests and steep mountains. © UBS 2010. All rights reserved. You’re full of energy and ideas. And that’s just what we are looking for.Please click the advert Looking for a career where your ideas could really make a difference? UBS’s Graduate Programme and internships are a chance for you to experience for yourself what it’s like to be part of a global team that rewards your input and believes in succeeding together. Wherever you are in your academic career, make your future a part of ours by visiting Download free ebooks at 23
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  24. 24. San Francisco Children / Shopping / Transportation Petaluma Village Premium OutletsWith children in (2200 Petaluma Boulevard N):San Francisco www.premiumoutlets.comChildren’s Fairyland (Bellevue Avenue 699): Serramonte Shopping (3 Serramonte Centre): www.serramontecenter.comFisherman’s Wharf & Pier Stonestown Galleria (3251 20th Avenue): www.shopstonestown.comHappy Hollow Park & Zoo (Senter Road 1300) Westfield San Francisco (865 Market Street):’s Great America(Great America Parkway 4701): Public transportation in San FranciscoSan Francisco Zoo (Sloat Boulevard) San Francisco municipal transportation: www.sfmuni.comSteinhart Aquarium (Howard Street 875) San Francisco BART trains: www.bart.govSix Flags Marine World (Marine World Parkway) San Francisco Airport: www.flysfo.comWaterworld USA Concord(Waterworld Parkway 1950): Oakland Alcatraz ferries:Shopping in San Francisco www.blueandgoldfleet.comUnion Square, Market Street, Chestnut Street,Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown (Bush Californias railroads:Street/Grand Avenue), Fillmore Street, Haight www.amtrakcalifornia.comStreet, Valencia StreetGhirardelli Square (900 N Point Street): USAs www.amtrak.comNapa Premium Outlets (629 Factory Stores Drive) Download free ebooks at 25
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  26. 26. San Francisco Facts about USA Facts about USA Political Official name United States of America Capital Washington Government Federal republic Head of State President George W. Bush Deputy Head of State Vice President Richard B. Cheney National day July 4 Date of independence July 4, 1776 from Great Britain Primary religion Christianity Language English Area 9,631,420 km² Population (2000) 281,421,000 Borders on North Canada, The Arctic Sea South Mexico, Gulf of Mexico East The Atlantic Ocean West The Pacific Ocean, Berings Sea, Berings Strait Download free ebooks at 27
  27. 27. San Francisco Facts about USA Highest Mountains Mount McKinley 6,194 meters Mount Saint Elias 5,489 meters Mount Foraker 5,304 meters Mount Bona 5,045 meters Mount Blackburn 4,996 meters Mount Sanford 4,949 meters Mount Fairweather 4,671 meters Mount Hubbard 4,557 meters Mount Bear 4,520 meters Mount Hunter 4,442 metersPlease click the advert Find your next education here! Click here Download free ebooks at 28
  28. 28. San Francisco Facts about USA Largest islands Hawaii 10,414 km² Kodiak Island 9,293 km² Prince of Wales Island 6,675 km² Chichagof Island 5,388 km² St. Lawrence Island 5,135 km² Admiralty Island 4,362 km² Nunivak Island 4,209 km² Unimak 4,119 km² Baranof Island 4,065 km² Long Island 3.629 km² Largest lakes Lake Superior* 82;414 km² Lake Huron* 59,596 km² Lake Michigan 58,016 km² Lake Erie* 25,745 km² Lake Ontario* 18,529 km² Great Salt Lake 4,400 km² Lake of the Woods* 4,390 km² Lake Okeechobee 1,890 km² Lake Pontchartrain 1,630 km² Champlainsee* 1, 130 km² * partly in Canada Longest rivers* Missouri 4,023 km Mississippi 3,765 km Yukon River 3,185 km Rio Grande 3,034 km St. Lawrence River 3,058 km Arkansas River 2,364 km Colorado 2,333 km Download free ebooks at 29
  29. 29. San Francisco Facts about USA Red River 2,189 km Snake River 1,965 km Columbia River 1,857 km Ohio River 1,579 km * Some of the rivers run through other countries as well as the USA Largest cities (2006) New York-Jersey City 18,818,000 Los Angeles 12,950,000 Chicago 9,506,000 Dallas-Fort Worth 6,004,000 Philadelphia -Wilmington 5,827,000 Houston 5,540,000 Miami-Fort Lauderdale 5,464,000 Washington-Arlington 5,290,000 Atlanta 5,138,000 Detroit 4,469,000 Administrative regions State Capital Area Alabama Montgomery 135,293 km² Alaska Juneau 1,717,854 km² Arizona Phoenix 295,276 km² Arkansas Little Rock 137,732 km² California Sacramento 411,912 km² Colorado Denver 269,837 km² Connecticut Hartford 14,371 km² Delaware Dover 6,452 km² District of Columbia* Washington 159 km² Florida Tallahassee 170,451 km² Georgia Atlanta 154,077 km² Hawaii Honolulu 16,377 km² Idaho Boise 216,632 km² Illinois Springfield 149,998 km² Download free ebooks at 30
  30. 30. San Francisco Facts about USA Indiana Indianapolis 94,321 km² Iowa Des Moines 145,743 km² Kansas Topeka 213,283 km² Kentucky Frankfort 104,749 km² Louisiana Baton Rouge 134,382 km² Maine Augusta 86,542 km² Maryland Annapolis 32,160 km² Massachusetts Boston 27,360 km² Michigan Lansing 250,941 km² Minnesota Saint Paul 225,362 km² Mississippi Jackson 125,546 km² Missouri Jefferson City 180,693 km² Montana Helena 381,156 km² Nebraska Lincoln 200,520 km² Nevada Carson City 286,367 km² New Hampshire Concord 24,239 km² New Jersey Trenton 22,608 km² New Mexico Santa Fe 315,194 km² New York Albany 141,205 km² North Carolina Raleigh 139,509 km² North Dakota Bismarck 183,272 km² Ohio Columbus 116,096 km² Oklahoma Oklahoma City 181,196 km² Oregon Salem 255,026 km² Pennsylvania Harrisburg 119,283 km² Rhode Island Providence 4,005 km² South Carolina Columbia 82,965 km² South Dakota Pierre 199,905 km² Tennessee Nashville 109,247 km² Texas Austin 696,241 km² Utah Salt Lake City 220,080 km² Vermont Montpelier 24,923 km² Virginia Richmond 110,862 km² Washington Olympia 184,824 km² Download free ebooks at 31
  31. 31. San Francisco Facts about USA West Virginia Charleston 62,809 km² Wisconsin Madison 140,662 km² Wyoming Cheyenne 253,554 km² American Samoa** Pago Pago 199 km² Guam** Hagåtña 541 km² Northern Mariana Islands** Saipan 477 km² Puerto Rico** San Juan 9.104 km² US Virgin Islands** Charlotte Amalie 346 km² * Federal capital, is not considered a state ** Overseas territoriesPlease click the advert Download free ebooks at 32
  32. 32. San Francisco Facts about USA Heads of State since 1789 George Washington 1789-1797 John Adams 1797-1801 Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 James Madison 1809-1817 James Monroe 1817-1825 John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 William H. Harrison 1841-1841 John Tyler 1841-1845 James K. Polk 1845-1849 Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 Millard Fillmore 1850-1853 Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 James Buchanan 1857-1861 Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Jefferson Davis* 1861-1865 Andrew Johnson 1865-1869 Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877 Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881 James Garfield 1881-1881 Chester A. Arthur 1881-1885 Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Grover Cleveland 1893-1897 William McKinley 1897-1901 Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 William H. Taft 1909-1913 Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929 Herbert Hoover 1929-1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Download free ebooks at 33
  33. 33. San Francisco Facts about USA Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961 John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 Richard Nixon 1969-1974 Gerald Ford 1974-1977 Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 Ronald Reagan 1981-1989 George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 Bill Clinton 1993-2001 George W. Bush 2001- * President of the Confederate States of America (The Southern States) Vice Presidents since 1929 Charles Curtis 1929-1933 John Nance Garner 1933-1941 Henry A. Wallace 1941-1945 Harry Truman 1945-1945 Alben W. Barkley 1949-1953 Richard M. Nixon 1953-1961 Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-1963 Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. 1965-1969 Spiro T. Agnew 1969-1973 Gerald R. Ford 1973-1974 Nelson A. Rockefeller 1974-1977 Walter F. Mondale 1977-1981 George H. W. Bush 1981-1989 J. Danforth Quayle 1989-1993 Albert A. Gore Jr. 1993-2001 Richard B. Cheney 2001- Download free ebooks at 34
  34. 34. San Francisco Facts about USA Holidays January 1 New Years Day Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Day January 20 every 4 years Presidential inauguration Third Monday in February Washington’s birthday Last Monday in May Memorial Day July 4 Independence Day First Monday in September Labour Day Second Monday in October Columbus Day November 11 Veterans Day Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day December 25 Christmas Day your chance to change the worldPlease click the advert Here at Ericsson we have a deep rooted belief that the innovations we make on a daily basis can have a profound effect on making the world a better place for people, business and society. Join us. In Germany we are especially looking for graduates as Integration Engineers for • Radio Access and IP Networks • IMS and IPTV We are looking forward to getting your application! To apply and for all current job openings please visit our web page: Download free ebooks at 35
  35. 35. San Francisco Facts about USA Various facts Currency US dollar Currency code USD Time zones Eastern Standard Time/EST (UTC-5) Central Standard Time/CST (UTC-6) Mountain Standard Time/MST (UTC-7) Pacific Standard Time/PST (UTC-8) Alaska Standard Time/ASKT (UTC-9) Aleutian Standard Time/AST (UTC-10) Hawaii Standard Time/HST (UTC-10) Postal Country code USA Internet domain .com Country calling code +1 Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – New York °C millimetres January -0.2 84 February 0.8 79 March 5.7 99 April 11.3 93 May 17.0 106 June 22.0 85 July 24.8 105 August 24.1 104 September 20.1 91 October 14.1 84 November 8.6 107 December 2.5 92 Source: WorldClimate ( Download free ebooks at 36
  36. 36. San Francisco Facts about USA Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Miami °C millimetres January 6.9 53 February 9.1 45 March 11.9 46 April 16.1 19 May 20.8 10 June 26.2 9 July 28.4 65 August 27.1 77 September 24.3 40 October 18.3 33 November 11.7 35 December 7.6 59 Source: WorldClimate ( Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Denver °C millimetres January -1.2 14 February 0.7 16 March 3.8 34 April 9.0 45 May 14.0 63 June 19.3 43 July 23.0 47 August 21.8 38 September 16.8 28 October 10.7 26 November 3.8 23 December -0.5 15 Source: WorldClimate ( Download free ebooks at 37
  37. 37. San Francisco Facts about USA Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Los Angeles °C millimetres January 13.5 67 February 14.1 59 March 14.8 46 April 16.0 22 May 17.4 3 June 19.5 1 July 22.0 0 August 22.4 3 September 21.6 5 October 19.5 8 November 17.0 40 December 14.4 40 Source: WorldClimate ( e Graduate Programme I joined MITAS because for Engineers and Geoscientists I wanted real responsibili click the advert Month 16 I was a construction supervisor in the North Sea advising and Real work helping foremen he Internationa al International opportunities wo or ree work placements solve problems s Download free ebooks at 38
  38. 38. San Francisco Facts about USA Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Seattle °C millimetres January 4.5 141 February 6.3 107 March 7.5 94 April 9.5 64 May 12.8 42 June 16.0 38 July 18.4 20 August 18.6 27 September 15.8 47 October 11.5 89 November 7.3 149 December 4.7 149 Source: WorldClimate ( Download free ebooks at 39
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