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  • San Francisco looks and feels like a big city, but it's actually quite small

  • It has a population of under a million and is only 47 square miles

  • But what it lacks in size it makes up for in price

  • San Francisco is amongst America's most expensive cities

  • The soaring cost of living and the injection of Silicon Valley money has led some people to claim that towns lost its soul

  • But have no fear is still plenty of mojo left by the bay

  • Welcomed to San Francisco

  • San Francisco is the cultural commercial and financial center of Northern, California

  • The city's reputation is built on its colorful history

  • It hosted The Beat Generation and the free love movement of the 60s and 70s and was the birthplace of pride

  • These days the bohemian dream is up against it

  • the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is over three thousand dollars nearly four times the u.s. National average so

  • When checking out the city start by dodging the traffic and embracing your inner flower power by grabbing a bike

  • Although San Francisco's famed for its steep hills many parts of the city are actually relatively flat

  • Start your journey at Pier 39 and pay a visit to the seals

  • These guys turned up after the earthquake of 1989 and have stayed ever since

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  • 10-minute ride away is Chinatown. This is the oldest and second largest Chinatown in North America and

  • Despite all the city's rapid changes it remains unbowed

  • House of Nanking is famous for its delicious cuisine and direct service that some people might find a bit rude

  • But don't take it personally. It's all part of the experience

  • Another quick ride will get you from Chinatown to South of Market or

  • Soma this vast warehouse filled district is home to countless live workspaces

  • Red door coffee inside the 111 Mina Art Gallery is the perfect place to chill for a moment before heading into the heart of

  • the mission

  • The decades the mission was a middle-class immigrant Enclave, but it was steadily gentrified by hipsters starting in the 90s

  • Here you'll find some of the world's best burritos served up mission-style

  • De Korea El Castillo is one of the best

  • Don't let their lack of de coeur ward you off. This is the real deal

  • Now you're fueled up it's time to tackle the hills riding up to the Golden Gate Park is worth the effort

  • We'll pass buffaloes windmills the Academy of Arts and Science and the flower conservatory all on your way to the Pacific

  • Now kick your feet up in luxury at sutras cliff house

  • Stylish restaurant and lounge with stunning panoramic views perfect place to unwind and watch the sunset

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San Francisco looks and feels like a big city, but it's actually quite small

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