San Francisco Jeweled City
Welcome To Dazzling San Francisco!
Home To the famous Transamerica Pyramid, the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Chocolate. You’ll be dazzled.
A City Of Names
San Francisco was originally called Yerba Buena, a Spanish name meaning “good herb” or “good grass.” “Baghdad by the Bay” coined by columnist Herb Caen, and “The City that Knows How” are among the common nicknames of the city.
San Francisco is one of the richest cities in the world. It ranks fourth in the world, after New York, Moscow and London, in terms of the numbers of billionaires that call it home. This is despite the fact that it has less than 10% of the population of the other three cities. San Francisco is also known for having the largest Chinese community in the world, outside of China.
The Bridge Too Long To Paint
San Francisco is home to the Golden Gate Bridge. Established in 1937, it’s the world’s second longest single span bridge. It links San Francisco with Marin County and the Redwood Empire. The Golden Gate Bridge is continuously painted and repainted all the time, because the bridge is so long that by the time the paint crew gets from one end to the other, it’s time to start over again.
San Francisco Birthed
- The Chinese Fortune Cookie, was invented at the Japanese Tea Garden by Makato Hagiwara.
- Chop Suey was created in 1878 during a banquet.
- Denim Jeans were also invented in San Francisco. It was primarily for the use of the Gold Rush miners because they needed rough clothes that were comfortable at the same time.
So feel comfortable to come in your jeans, have a cookie and enjoy the wonders of the city. It may be just the place to get married. Start here.