San Francisco for Beginners -- What to See on the First Visit
There is enough to experience and explore in San Francisco...
Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Lower Haight, Parnassus Heights One of the most photographed scenes in San Francisco, Alamo Square's famous "postcard row" at Hayes and Steiner streets is a tight formation of Victorian houses back-dropped by downtown skyscrapers, providing a stunning contrast. The corner of Haight and Ashbury streets still has its tie-dyed roots; vintage clothing, books and records are abundant here and along lower Haight Street. Locals will point out Buena Vista Park, with its city views; and, for architectural highlights, Masonic, Piedmont and Delmar Streets. Cole Valley is also view endowed; head for Tank Hill. Parnassus Heights is home to the University of California, San Francisco.