SAN FRANCISCO

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an Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.6 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,179 people per square mile (6,632 people per km2). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated large city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 805,235 as of the 2010 Census. The San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metropolitan area has a population of 4,335,391.

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OODIE
 
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LAMOURPUSS
 

Gorgeous places for fabulous people.

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EALTHY
 
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IVING
 

For all you runners, juicers, yogis and vegans

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ISTORIES
 
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YSTERIES
 

Lore and intrigue on the Barbary Coast.

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ASY
 
B
EING
 
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REEN
 

Eco-friendly fun for friendly people

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ERD
 
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HE
 
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ORD
 

Put on your glasses, Poindexter

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UBLIC
 
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PACES
 
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TRANGE
 
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LACES
 

All the secret public spaces

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OMANCE
 

Sweet and spicy places to take your honey.

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HOP
 
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OP
 

Places to buy and wear your dancing shoes.

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PA
 
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AYS
 
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EAUTY
 
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UEENS
 

ahhh! ... pretty!... ahhh! ... pretty!

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UGAR
 
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RINDS
 

Coffee and sweets to keep you on your feet

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HE
 
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LASSICS
 

Places where it's okay to be tourist trapped.

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ARKET
 
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ARKET
 

Where every good little piggy goes!