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Unlock the Secrets of San Francisco

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Unlock the Secrets of San Francisco

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You likely know the big attractions of San Francisco - the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and wine. But what else?

For those eager to get off the beaten path, here are some lesser-known attractions to enjoy.

Bayview and Candlestick Point
Some of the most diverse areas of San Francisco, Bayview and Candlestick Point bring together sports, art and stunning natural surrounds.

Catch the San Francisco 49ers play a game of football at Candlestick Park, or visit what's known as 'The Point', which is purported to be the USA's largest colony of artists. Then there's the beautiful Bayview Opera House.

If you're after beautiful nature trails and hikes, head to the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area to get away from it all. 

Street Art and Murals
San Francisco has a stellar reputation for its art and artists, and has made waves with its stunning variety of murals around the city. 

Check out the Coit Tower, which has murals dating back to the 1930s. Then there's the murals of the Rincon Annex Post Office, which were painted at the end of the World War II and are said to be a stylised interpretation of the city's heritage. 

Murals are also prolific around the Mission District and San Francisco Art Institute. 

San Francisco Botanical Garden 
For a stroll through beautiful surrounds, nothing beats the San Francisco Botanical Garden. 

It's home to a stunning variety of plants, with over 8,000 different kinds spread throughout 55 acres of lush garden. You might even spot some New Zealand plants in the mix, as San Francisco's unique climate nurtures a range of plants from all over the world. 

Particular highlights include the bright Magnolia Collection, California Native Garden and Redwood Grove, the Garden of Fragrance and the Southeast Asian Cloud Forests. 

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