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Golden Gate Bridge
San Franciscans have passionate perspectives on every subject, especially their signature landmark, though everyone agrees that it’s a good thing that the Navy didn’t get its way over the bridge’s design – naval officials preferred a hulking concrete span, painted with caution-yellow stripes, over the soaring art deco design of architects Gertrude and Irving Murrow and engineer Joseph B Strauss, which, luckily, won the day.
Alcatraz: for over 150 years, the name has given the innocent chills and the guilty cold sweats. Over the decades, it’s been the nation’s first military prison, a forbidding maximum-security penitentiary and disputed territory between Native American activists and the FBI.
Hedonism is alive and well at this transit hub turned gourmet emporium, where foodies happily miss their ferries over Sonoma oysters and bubbly, SF craft beer and Marin-raised beef burgers, or locally roasted coffee and just-baked cupcakes. Star chefs are frequently spotted at the farmers market that wraps around the building all year.