« If you're going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”: For sure, you will enjoy your San Francisco vacation rentals
There is simply no way to dissociate San Francisco from hippy, beatnik, pacifism, sexual revolution, gay rights, Black Panthers and opposition to Vietnam war because all these liberal countercultures were born right here. Therefore, as Scott Mc Kenzie song suggests “if you are going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”. The legend of San Francisco is indeed the legend of freedom and peace, and you will discover it in your vacation rental in San Francisco.
San Francisco, ethnic and cultural melting pot
The origins of San Francisco date back to 1776 when pioneers and cowboys crossing North California to Far West in search of gold gave birth to the town. Land of migrants and land of immigrants, every district of San Francisco embodies one different culture and one different people. From its first inhabitants the Amerindian Ohlones to the arrival of Spanish conquerors, from the Chinese diaspora of 19th century to the subsequent arrivals of workers from Italy, Ireland, Vietnam and South America, from white Russians escaping from communist revolution and Jews trying to avoid Eastern Europe pogroms, every district of San Francisco is like a piece of a big puzzle of languages, cultures, human beings, origins and traditions encompassed in the identity of a cosmopolitan, multicultural and open minded town. Rent an apartment or a loft in San Francisco downtown and see the most beautiful skyscrapers of the world from your windows, there is no better way to know every aspect and every district of this eclectic town rising out of the waters of the Pacific Ocean as a modern cathedral where every citizen of the world can find his place and feel home. Rent a house in the Napa Valley by San Francisco and enjoy living in the country, spending warm evenings on a rocking chair tasting fine wines and juicy grapes heated by the warm sun of beautiful California. Every building of San Francisco, from downtown tall skyscrapers to fishermen tiny houses in Fisherman’s Wharf, from Alcatraz prison to Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, bears the signature of its workers and builders who arrived here from all over the world looking for a homeland and a job. Rent a Victorian mansion in San Francisco for your holidays and visit the districts of Chinatown and Japantown crowded with restaurants and shops. For a good visit of San Francisco forget about the car and leave alone expensive cabs. Nothing is more pleasant than climbing up and down San Francisco hills in a cable car, you will get addicted to this typical local bus which from the sea level and Fisherman’s Wharf will take you through a straight vertical drive right to the top of San Francisco hills.
San Francisco, New Age, Human Rights and Pacifism
Spanish catholic missions and New Age spiritual centers are spread all over the fifty hills of San Francisco, from Buena Vista, to Pacific Heights and Twin Peaks. New religions inspired by Taoism and Zen preach the full liberation of body and mind through the holistic path leading to real Freedom from pain. Rent a flat in Twin Peaks and attend Yoga meditation classes in front of the sunrise on San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco gay community is extremely powerful and proud, mainly present in districts of Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks and Soma. Headquarter of liberal activism in the United States, San Francisco was the cradle of hippies and Flowerpower culture back in the years 60ies. The first Gay Pride took place in 1970 and since then San Francisco is considered the world capital of gay community rights.
The night is long and hot in San Francisco. Soma, Castro and Polk Street night clubs are open till late morning. Temples of techno, R+B, hip-hop music are open aside lap dance bars, striptease clubs and kinky gay cruising lounges. Book a holiday apartment in San Francisco to enjoy San Francisco’s night which is full of promises for every kind of preference and sexual orientation. Welcome to San Francisco, welcome to Peace, Freedom and Love.
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