Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is the name of the mountain that can be found in the northern part of the East Bay?||San Francisco East Bay
Mt. Diablo. Mt. Diablo can found just east of Oakland in Contra Costa County and has some great views of the San Francisco Bay.
Alameda. Alameda which is a city and an island was once called the Coney Island of the West Coast.
|What is the name of the rapid transit system that connects the East Bay with San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area?||San Francisco East Bay
BART. BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit
Hayward Fault. The Hayward Fault even runs directly under UC Berkeley's football stadium and has left some very visible cracks.
|Where does Alameda County, one of several counties located in the East Bay, hold its annual county fair?||San Francisco East Bay
Pleasanton. Even though Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County, the Alameda County Fair is held in Pleasanton.
Oakland. Jack London Square can be found on along Oakland's waterfront.
|What is the other name of Interstate 880 which runs through most of the East Bay, from Oakland to San Jose?||San Francisco East Bay
Nimitz Freeway. Locals call this freeway the 'Nasty Nimitz' during rush hour.
|In what city can you find Mission San Jose, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spanish during California's early history?||San Francisco East Bay
Fremont. Mission San Jose is actually in Fremont - not San Jose (that would be too obvious!).
|What bridge connecting the East Bay with the San Francisco Peninsula is seven miles long?||San Francisco East Bay
San Mateo Bridge. The San Mateo Bridge connects Hayward in the East Bay to San Mateo on the Peninsula. Not an easy bridge to cross during rush hour!
|What is the only National Historic Landmark that isn't stationary?||San Francisco
San Francisco Cable Cars. The cable cars have run up and down Nob Hill for over 100 years! If you want to catch the cable cars at the "turnaround" at Powell and Market, plan on waiting at least 30 minutes in line! The California Street line (California and Market) is much more accessible without the wait!
|Approximately how many square miles comprise the city limits of San Francisco?||San Francisco
47. After Manhattan, San Francisco is the second-most densely populated County in the nation, with 800,000-odd people living within a scant seven by seven miles.
|What bridge connects the city with the East Bay and suffered a partial collapse during the earthquake of 1989?||San Francisco
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The east span of the Bay Bridge is currently being rebuilt. The old, cantilevered structure will eventually be replaced by twin suspension spans -- the current span linking San Francisco and Treasure Island, and a new span linking Treasure Island and Oakland.
|Where might you expect to see Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Copland?
Davies Symphony Hall. Davies Symphony Hall is a modern, exceptional venue, where there is not a bad seat in the house!
|What is the official name of the often-maligned public transportation system that serves the City of San Francisco with light rail, buses and cable cars?||San Francisco
San Francisco Municipal Railway. The San Francisco Municipal Railway, commonly referred to as Muni, offers an unlimited ride adult monthly pass for only $45, a huge savings over comparable system wide passes.
|What is the old army base near the Golden Gate Bridge, with lots of beautiful woods and old houses/barracks called?||San Francisco
The Presidio. The Presidio is now managed by a trust and will soon be home to George Lucas' studios.
|What is the other, lesser known name given to the neighborhood known as the Castro District?||San Francisco
Eureka Valley. The official name for the neighborhood is Eureka Valley; however, the core shopping and entertainment area on Castro Street, as well as the wonderful Castro Theatre, have made "The Castro" the common reference to this gentrified area of the city.
|What is the name of the tower shaped like a fire-hose nozzle that sits at the top of Telegraph Hill?||San Francisco
Coit Tower. Mrs. Lilie Coit left funds for this tower to be built in thanks for the firefighters who worked valiantly to save structures following the devastating earthquake in 1906.
Seal Rocks, Seal Rocks Beach, Lands End, China Beach, Baker Beach. Seal Rocks, in the northwestern part of town, is near the famous Cliff House and Sutro Baths. Continue in a northeastern direction you'll find China Beach and the famous Baker Beach near the Seacliff district.
I hope you enjoyed my quiz! Viva San Francisco!
|Starting at 6th and Market, you drive south until you reach Mission street, then drive eastward for two blocks. About where will you arrive?||Getting Around San Francisco
Yerba Buena Gardens. While Moscone Convention Center rests just south of it, you will end up near Yerba Buena Gardens. Continue on the road and you'll soon come to the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
Leavenworth. The others run west-east. Leavenworths runs as far north as The Cannery in Fisherman's Wharf, all the way down to between 7th and 8th and Market. At different points of the street, you may find yourself at the bottom of a very curvy Lombard St., crossing paths with our famous cable cars, and be within a block of Grace Cathedral.
Chestnut. The other streets run north-south. Chestnut is in the north-eastern part of the city, and driving along it, you will pass such places as Moscone Recreation Center and the San Francisco Art Institute; be within a black of the famous Lombard St. and Coit Tower; and eventually reach The Embarcadero near Pier 27.
These are all one-way streets.. As much of downtown is, these streets are all one-way, making it very difficult for visitors (and even some residents) to San Francisco, especially at night and during periods of heavy traffic. Turk becomes two-way when you leave downtown.
|Suppose you drove from Great Highway to Fulton to Stanyan. Which street would you NOT intersect driving on Stanyan in either direction?||Getting Around San Francisco
Masonic. Masonic actually runs parallel to Stanyan just on the other side of USF.
24th St. Mission. Actually, starting from Daly City, you would stop at Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th St. Mission, 16th St. Mission, Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery, and Embarcadero before speeding through an underwater tunnel into the East Bay. And of course, now you can take BART to places south of Daly City, such as Colma, Millbrae, and SFO.
Golden Gate Park. Fun for both children and adults, the CAS offers visitors a look at various aquatic, biological, and astronomical exhibits. It is located in Golden Gate Park, and consists of an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.
Wax Museum. Located in Fisherman's Wharf, the museum holds hundreds of wax figures of various celebrities, scientists, US presidents, and more.
7. Pier 7 is down the road from the world-famous Pier 39, a popular tourist attraction boasting fine cuisine, a variety of shops, and many entertainment selections.
Broadway and Stockton. Broadway's tunnel runs east-to-west from about Hyde to Mason, while Stockton's tunnel runs north-to-south, from about Sacramento to Bush.
Excelsior. The Excelsior district, located right in the center of the lower parts of San Francisco, is home to such locales as Crocker-Amazon Playground.
Merced Heights. Merced Heights is located in between the Stonestown and Ingleside districts of San Francisco, not far from Lake Merced, San Francisco State University, and Junipero Serra Blvd. St. Francis Wood is north of Merced Heights, near Mt. Davidson. Telegraph Hill is located in the north-eastern part of the city, where the famous Coit Tower stands.
Bayview. Close call, but Bayview is slightly more eastern than Potrero Hill. Forest Hill and the Sunset are in western parts of the city.