The heart of the Bay Area, the place where Tony Bennett left his heart, San Francisco has an enormous variety of opportunities for resident and visitor alike. Home of the Giants and the 49ers, Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, cable cars, and Golden Gate Park. San Francisco's rich history includes the gold rush, the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989 (in the middle of the first and only trans-bay World Series), and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The center of this image focuses on the Academy of Sciences area of Golden Gate Park. The park was born of sand dunes in the 1870s and '80s by landscape architect John McLaren. It covers over 1000 acres and is home to lakes, waterfalls, bridges, and museums; cyclists, skaters, joggers, and a herd of buffalo.
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