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San Francisco is located in San Francisco County and is the county seat. It lies southwest of Sacramento along U.S. Highway 101, on the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The bay is among the world's foremost natural harbors.

A presidio (fort) and Spanish Christian mission were established in 1776 near the bay, which was named after Saint Francis of Assisi by Spanish explorers several years previous. Located near the eastern part of today's attraction, the Presidio, the Spanish post was erected to protect the bay's entrance.

Today, San Francisco is the state's fourth largest city and a major center of finance, technology, culture and tourism. The city boasts several noted universities, among them the University of California at San Francisco. One star in its cultural crown is the San Francisco Symphony. The city is imbued with numerous museums that reflect its cosmopolitan character. Golden Gate Park is world-famous.

San Francisco is part of the San Francisco, California metro area.

Midsummer Mozart Festival | Computer Arts Institute | Echols International Travel Training Cou | Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | Louise Salinger Academy Of Fashion | Moler Barber College | Outside Lands | Pacific Fashion Institute | San Francisco Shakespeare Festival | San Francisco SPCA Pet Grooming College | School of Communications Electronics | Stern Grove Festival | Zenzi's Beauty College Inc |
Airports San Francisco International Airport |
Art Braunstein Quay Gallery | Charles Campbell Gallery | Dorothy Weiss Gallery | Ebert Gallery | Hackett-Freedman Gallery | Heather Marx Gallery | Joseph Chowning Gallery | Karmanova Gallery | Louis Aronow Gallery | Maxwell Galleries | Montgomery Gallery | Olga Dollar Gallery | San Francisco Art Institute | Storyville Jazz Club | The Great San Francisco Adventure | Theatre on the Square | Golden Gate Bridge | Mission San Francisco de Asis | San Francisco Bay |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Bock's Bed and Breakfast |
California Counties San Francisco County |
Education Bryan College-San Francisco | CA School of Professional Psychology | California College Of Podiatric Medicine | Great Western University | Heald Inst. of Technology-San Francisco | Lincoln University | Meiji College of Oriental Medicine | Platt College-San Francisco | San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco State University | San Francisco State University | The San Francisco School of Psychology | Trinity Business School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Amira Restaurant | Chapeau Bistro | Kaleo Cafe | La'zeez Restaurant | Lika Bistro | Minerva Cafe | Osaka Grill | Beresford Manor | Clarion Bedford Hotel | Econo Lodge San Francisco | Grand Hyatt San Francisco | Hotel Britton | Hyatt San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf | Phoenix Hotel | The Hotel Majestic | San Francisco Maritime National Historic |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate BJ Droubi and Company | Harold McCray Real Estate Agent |
Regions of California North Coast Region | Cadillac Bar | Cafe de Paris L'Entrecote | Dalla Torre Ristorant'e Bar | Dante's Seafood Grill & California Grill | Kan's Restaurant | M. Point Sushi Bar & Grill | Nick's Lighthouse | Samos Greek Restaurant | Yet Wah Restaurant |
Shopping Barbary Coast Boxes | Divine Gluttony Gourment Gifts | Fisherman's Wharf | Giants Dugout | Japanese Antiques Kuraya | Kookaburra Gift Store | Louis Vuitton | Manak Jewels | Mark Harrington Crystal and Glassware | Nob Hill Cigar | Pearl Of Orient | Pier 39 | Sanrio on Union Square | The Cannery | Walt Moreau Antiques | Zuzu's Petals |
Spas and Health Resorts Mister Lee Spa and Salon | Sunset Sauna & Massage |
Transportation Wings America |
Wildlife Viewing Animal Farm Pet Hospital |

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02/23 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.