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San Francisco City Guide

Population: 1 million
Language Spoken: English
Currency Used: US Dollar
Emergency Contact Number: 911
Country Calling Code: +1
Time Zone: UTC -8
Student Population: N/A

Welcome to San Francisco, home of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. San Francisco is situated on the west coast of America, has a population of nearly 1 million and is one of the most visited cities in the world.

GETTING TO SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 12 miles south of the city and there are daily domestic and international flights. To get from the airport into the city, there is a regular bus service, BART train (Bay Area Rapid Transport), or you can call one of the local taxi companies. If you are traveling by bus or train, the main stations are located in the city centre. (TIP: 2 other flight options are Oakland Airport (OAK) and San Jose (SJC).)

GETTING AROUND SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco has excellent public transport that services most of the city. The San Francisco Municipal Railway, known as MUNI, operates the bus, cable car and metro services. Tickets are inexpensive and there is a range of ticket options available. San Francisco is one of the most walkable cities in America, so many students walk or cycle.

STAYING IN SAN FRANCISCO
For short term accommodation, use one of the city's excellent hostels. For longer term student accommodation, check out our dedicated section for student accommodation in San Francisco.

EATING OUT IN SAN FRANCISCO
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GOING OUT IN SAN FRANCISCO
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THINGS TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in America and has many attractions. Spend a few hours at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or the Palace of Fine Arts, take a ride in a cable car or spend the day at San Francisco Zoo. If you are a sports fan, there is 'NFL football' at Candlestick Park or 'MLB baseball' at The AT&T Park. If you fancy going for a stroll, there are plenty of great walks along Fisherman's Wharf, through Chinatown, or over the Golden Gate Bridge. We also recommend a visit to the former prison on Alcatraz Island.

SHOPPING IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco offers a variety of shopping experiences. The Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Embarcadero Center are just two of the city's many shopping centres, where you will find a variety of big brands in the numerous department stores. Union Square and Filmore Street offer more traditional store shopping and for something  unique and completely different, visit Chinatown. Pier39, overlooking the Bay, offers a variety of markets, independent shops and other attractions.

STUDYING IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco is home to a number of universities and colleges. These include the Golden Gate University, San Francisco State University, Brown University, UC Hastings and the Academy of Art University. For more info. on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website.


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