If you're a nature lover moving to San Francisco, you’ll be pleased to learn that the city has more than 220 parks maintained by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. The most recognizable of these being the Golden Gate Park, which stretches from the center of the city west to the Pacific Ocean. Planning for the park began in the 1860s and it was created by the extensive planting of thousands of non-native trees and plants. There are several nature-oriented attractions within the park such as Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Lake Merced and the San Francisco Zoo are also close by.
Those moving to San Francisco will also find a host of other attractions and things to do after they move in.
If you're a sports lover moving to San Francisco, you're in luck. The San Francisco Bay area is also home to three professional sports teams: The San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball, the 2016 NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. The latter plays at Oracle Arena, highlighting the tech influence on the San Francisco Bay area. The Giants won World Series titles as recently as 2010, 2012 and 2014 and have boasted MLB superstars such as Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. Meanwhile, the 49ers recently moved into a newly constructed, state-of-the-art stadium in nearby Santa Clara and were legendary during the 1980s and 90s, winning five Super Bowl titles in that time.
Those moving to San Francisco will also find a host of other attractions and things to do after they move in. Tourism is a huge industry in this city accounting for more than one out of seven jobs. The city's frequent portrayal in music, film, and pop culture has made the landmarks and attractions of San Francisco into household names worldwide. The most famous attractions in the city are the Golden Gate Bridge and Alamo Square Park, the latter being home to the famous ‘Painted Ladies’, a series of colorfully painted homes made famous thanks to their inclusion in the opening credits of the popular 90s sitcom “Full House.”