San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay

San Francisco has history. With California being a relative new territory in the global scheme of thing, San Francisco has history. There is an extreme Russion influence reflected in the Victorian architecture, the Russian River, and the .Victorian architecture was an attempt at making buildings that looked like the stone buildings of Europe. Early Russian settlers founded Fort Ross near the Russian River. The settlers at Fort Ross had to wait two years to hear news from Russia while occupying their post. If you have been to visit the Fort, you may have seen the church. It is kind of like being inside a wooden barrel. Its very austere except for presence of absolute faith. Two or three icons hang on the wall.

Of course, then there was Sir Francis Drake, Portola and Sierre Padre, the Indians that lived here, the Chinese and Japanese Influx. The Military and the Presidio, Ceser Chavez, The California Missions, The Rum Runners, The Mariners, The Gold Rush, The Beatniks, The Wine Country Inovators, The Hippies, and From the Russian settlers to the High Tech Ninjas the bay area has always attracted progressive forward thinkers with the faith to try. California is relatively young, but San Francisco has history.

Explore the city fabric that the developed the landmarks. Here are some guides to discover the clues. The suggestion here is to make the Landmarks the destinations, but let the exploration speak about what evolved here.

Alphabetical List of Landmarks:
  • 49-Mile Scenic Drive
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Cable Cars History as Transportation
    Historic Streetcar Line
  • Cliff House
    Seal Rock, Lands End and Sutro Baths.
  • Coit Tower
  • Ferry Building
  • Fishermans Market Fishermen Wharves
  • Pier 7
  • Pier 39
  • The Presidio + Military History
    • Fort Mason
    • Fort Point
    • Fort Baker
    • Fort Cronkhite
    • Fort Funston
    • Fort Mason
    • Fort Point
    • The Presidio National Cemetary
    • Treasure Island
    • Angel Island
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Grace Cathedral
  • Lombard Street
  • Mission Dolores
  • Nob Hill
  • Painted Ladies
  • San Francisco City Hall
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • Transamerica Pyramid Tower

San Francisco Bay Area Churches Landmarks + Historic Architecture

More About San Francisco Landmarks + How to Get There:

  • Grace Cathedral, Open M-F 10 AM - 3 PM
    Weekend cafe hours: Open Sat. & Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Mission Delores, Open M-F 10 AM - 3 PM
    Weekend cafe hours: Open Sat. & Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM
San Francisco Bay Exploring Point Reyes
HDTV Atmospheric Art
HD Art Gallery HDTV