The Ultimate San Francisco Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

Among the many great vacation spots on the West Coast of the United States is the lovely city of San Francisco. Surrounded by water, and built on a series of hills, San Francisco enjoys unique weather and breathtaking vistas. Add to that world-class restaurants, museums, the country's only mobile landmark, and even a famous prison, and you have a city like no other. Take our quiz to learn more about the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Approximately how many people visit San Francisco each year?

Nearly 16 million people make their way to San Francisco each year, making it one of the most popular vacation cities in the U.S.

Advertisement

How large is San Francisco?

The actual city of San Francisco extends about 47 square miles (122 square kilometers).

Advertisement

How many hills make up the San Francisco landscape?

The city of San Francisco was built over an area with 43 hills, which makes driving around the city a bit of a challenge.

Advertisement

One end of which of these famous bridges is located in San Francisco?

The Golden Gate is where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. Crossing this opening is the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Advertisement

How high are San Francisco's Twin Peaks?

The highest hills in San Francisco, Twin Peaks, are 900 feet (274 meters) above sea level; from atop these hill you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city.

Advertisement

When does summer occur in San Francisco?

We often think of summer as starting when school lets out, but in San Francisco it's quite cool in July. If you want to enjoy the summer weather, visit between late August and late October.

Advertisement

Which of these is the main airport for the San Francisco area?

There are three airports in the area, but the main one is San Francisco International Airport. Even Mineta San Jose, however, is only an hour away.

Advertisement

About how much will a cab from San Francisco International to the heart of the city cost you?

If you want to get from San Francisco International Airport to the heart of the city by cab, expect to pay between $40 and $50.

Advertisement

The subway system in the San Francisco area is known as what?

The Bay Area Transit System (BART) is the easiest way to get into the city from San Francisco International Airport.

Advertisement

How much does a BART ride cost?

The cost of a BART ride is based on starting and ending points, but the range is rather affordable -- from $1.40 to $7.

Advertisement

The form of transportation most closely associated with San Francisco is what?

San Francisco is famous for its cable cars -- they are a national landmark.

Advertisement

How much does it cost to ride a San Francisco cable car?

The cable cars of San Francisco may be a national landmark, but they cost five dollars per ride! There are several types of passes available, in case you want to ride the cable cars often.

Advertisement

Why do you need to plan trips that involve crossing the bay bridge?

The Bay Bridge is currently under construction, which means you might not be able to cross it when you'd like. Check the official Web site to find out whether the bridge is open.

Advertisement

When are the Chinese New Year festivities held in San Francisco?

In early February a parade makes its way through China Town in celebration of the Chinese New Year; it's one of the highlights of San Francisco's calendar.

Advertisement

What is the name of the area in San Francisco where the Cherry Blossom Festival is held?

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is held in an area of San Francisco known, appropriately enough, as Japan Town.

Advertisement

What is the name of San Francisco's football team?

The San Francisco 49ers were named after the pioneers who came to California in 1849 searching for gold.

Advertisement

Which famous former prison is located on an island in the San Francisco Bay?

The prison at Alcatraz Island, often referred to as The Rock, is one of the most popular tourist stops in the area.

Advertisement

How large is Golden Gate Park?

At just over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park is one of the largest parks in any major city.

Advertisement

Presidio Golf Course was renovated by which of these famous golfers?

Presidio Golf Course is one of many world-class golf courses designed or renovated by the legendary Arnold Palmer.

Advertisement

San Francisco is often referred to by which of these nicknames?

Located on the San Francisco Bay, the city is often called "The City by the Bay."

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!