San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415 391 2000
San Francisco is a charming, quirky capital of California's coast, and a major player in the world's growing technology markets. First inhabited by the Ohlone tribe, the land was soon explored by Don Gasper de Portola. The Spanish constructed a fort at the Presidio and later a mission in the interior city dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi (the city's namesake), now commonly known as Mission Dolores. In 1906, a massive earthquake snapped gas lines and set fire to the entire city, leveling three quarters of the city. After significant rebuilding, the city boomed in population as the site of several naval bases and manufacturing plants. The war's end brought disenfranchised soldiers back to the area, who congregated in the neighborhoods of North Beach and Haight-Ashbury to share their wild word views through the emerging beat culture. The city experienced even more growth during the dot-com and social media booms, leading to its position as the second densest city in America.