"Financial District" Financial District Tip by zChris

Financial District, San Francisco: 20 reviews and 49 photos

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by zChris

San Francisco is one of the leading financial centres in the continent, holding the largest stock exchange in the American west (the Pacific Stock Exchange), and containing the headquarters of several major corporations. Therefore, a visit to the bustling canyons of the <b><u>Financial District</u></b> makes sense. Be sure to see the stock exchange, as well as the hallowed gulch of skyscrapers along Montgomery Street, the 'Wall Street of the West' (pictured). With its four tall skyscrapers and neverending mall, the massive <b>Embarcadero Center</b> may be worth a visit as well. Just across the Embarcadero from the Embarcadero Center is the <b>Ferry Building</b>, a harrowed San Francisco landmark, which served as the city's de facto train station for many years- trains were ferried across the bay from Oakland. Of course, you'll want to see the 800 foot <b>Transamerica Pyramid</b>, the tallest building in San Francisco and a landmark with its distinctive shape. Adjoining the pyramid is a small park full of native California redwood trees. The Financial District is full of alleys with buildings dating back to Gold Rush days (Leidesdorff Street is a good example). A good portion of these buildings have been restord around <b>Jackson Square</b> which has become a centre for antique dalers. Finally, if it's shopping you're after and can't walk the extra blocks to Union Square, the <b>Crocker Galleria</b> mall features many designer shops.

Address: Downtown San Francisco
Directions: East of Union Square

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2003
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