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Fun Facts about San Francisco

Take advantage of cheap airfares this season and travel over to San Francisco. Before you go though, familiarize yourself with the area, the lodging and perhaps a few fun facts that even most residents do not know about the area.

A City Born
San Francisco was originally settled in 1835 by a European traveler; however it was not given its name until 1848 when the first mayor changed it to San Francisco. At that time, there were only 469 residents living within city limits, but by 1852 that population changed to 35,000. Today, travelers and prospective homeowners come in on plane tickets from all over the world to settle in San Francisco.

Home of the Fortune Cookie
Believe it or not, the fortune cookie was not created in China; it was created in San Francisco. Travelers from all over the country head into the city on cheap airfares to visit Little China for the amazing Chinese food, but many do not realize that was the start of the fortune cookie itself. Created at the Golden Gate Park’s Tea Garden shortly after the city settled.

The Steep Streets
Many travelers on cheap airfare tickets not only note the Golden Gate Bridge, but often note the steep and sloping hills of San Francisco. The city was constructed on 43 hills and anything built between Vermont Avenue and 23rd Street sits on the most crooked streets the town has. This is because when the city first settled, technology was well behind the times, which mean no expertise when it came to building buildings on hilltops.

Burial Plots
A lot of travelers headed into San Francisco on flight tickets for cheap come for the tours of the famous gravesites where settlers were buried as far back as the late 1800s. An interesting fact, however is that in 1901, San Francisco outlawed burials in the city. Though there are gravestones at the sites, no one is actually buried there. The real burials happened in the city neighboring San Francisco, known as Colma. Therefore when booking San Francisco flight deals, you may want to consider taking a trip over to Colma to see the secondary sites.

Moving National Landmark

Many travelers head into San Francisco on cheap airfares and enjoy the cable cars of the city. What most of those travelers don’t know is that the cable cars of San Francisco are the only moving national landmark within the entire United States.

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