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Preparing your trip to San Francisco: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Coit Tower 1. Sparing tourists should keep in mind during a vacation in San Francisco that city museums are free to visit several times per month. All tourist information offices provide all the precise information on the events of the kind and on the cost of the entrance tickets.
2. Those tourists looking for visiting of local landmarks and sites should necessarily buy a city map. There are several types of city maps available for tourists. The most popular ones are considered to be the Go Card and CityPASS as these maps enable tourists to buy museum and art galleries entrance tickets with sufficient discounts.
3. The optimum way to pay for goods and services is national currency as any other currency may be denied in local shops and establishments. The currency should better be exchanged at home before a departure as in this case one will get the most profitable currency exchange rate. It should be noted that San Francisco lacks currency exchange offices which are rather challenging to find.
4. When on shopping tourists should not keep much cash by themselves as the city of San Francisco has adopted a system of cashless transfers. That is why the best way for payments is to get a multi-currency Visa credit card for a trip.
5. Utility supplied voltage varies from 110V to 127V. Some electrical appliances may need special connectors and adapters. In large hotels these items are provided at the request. Adapters and connectors can be bought in any specialized household store. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Tourists should keep in mind that alcohol drinks and tobacco goods can be bought only in specialized stores. These goods are sold only to customers after 21 years old. That is why young people should keep documents of identification by themselves to avoid misunderstandings and some embarrassing situations.
7. Drivers should not keep opened bottles of alcohol in the car. These can be only kept in a luggage compartment. Drunk driving is considered to be one of the most serious crimes.
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8. Smoking is banned in all public and crowded places as well as in social institutions of the city. One should pay particular attention to the restrictive signs. Close to all public establishments and entertainment facilities tourists will find specially designated smoking areas.
9. The city features a well developed public transport system. Renting a car is a recommended service for those tourists looking for visiting remote areas and the suburbs of the tourist destination. Foreign drivers should keep in mind that in the daytime the main streets of the cities are rather traffic jammed and driving is rather challenging.
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What to visit being in San Francisco - unique sights

Contemporary Jewish Museum

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
The huge dark blue cube continues to be considered the main architectural feature of the building today. It is made of stainless steel. The power plant building was too small. It could not accommodate all the interesting exhibits. It was decided to add a new building to it. It was also decided to build the original cube to smooth the line between the old and the new building. It has not only decorative but also a functional purpose. Special halls for sound exhibitions with first-class technical equipment are located inside the cubic structure. … Read further

San Francisco

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The history of the construction of Victorian mansions is very interesting and coincides with the era of the Gold Rush. In a few years the population of the city has increased several times. At the turn of the 19th century, more than 48000 beautifully coloured villas were built in less than 50 years in San Francisco. A significant part of them were destroyed during the earthquake in 1906, but some houses remained unscathed and today they continue to please citizens and visitors of the city with their fabulous appearance. The founder of the tradition of painting the facades of houses in bright colors is an artist Butch Kardum. In 1963, he painted one of the houses. The artist liked the work of the local residents so that soon the block of Alamo Square shone with all the colours of the rainbow. … Read further

Millennium Tower

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
According to experts, the main reason for the sinking of the building was a violation of construction technologies. The foundation of the tower was laid over mobile ground rocks. Its depth should be twice the existing one in this case. The skyscraper is sinking about 5 centimeters every year. The Sentinel-1 satellite system allows monitoring its condition. Famous businessmen, politicians, and actors are the owners of apartments in the Millennium Tower. The minimum cost of apartments is about $1.6 million. The world's most high-profile real estate trial could happen if a skyscraper collapses. … Read further

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Travelling to San Francisco - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in San Francisco. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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