The downtown area is small but highly variegated, including some of the city’s oldest and newest landmarks, as well as some of its most exotic and eccentric neighborhoods. Colorful Chinatown, exuberant North Beach, posh Nob and Russian Hills, the bustling Financial District, the graceful Ferry Building, and the noble architecture and cultural venues of the Civic Center – all these and more are packed into San Francisco’s heart. This is where you can ride the legendary cable cars on their most scenic routes, and don’t forget to climb up Telegraph Hill, where Coit Tower stands as one of the city’s most loved landmarks, competing successfully ...

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