While San Francisco once declared it was the biggest city in the Bay Area, San Jose passed it by some years ago and has over a million people, while San Francisco is surrounded by bays, the Pacific Ocean and sits on hills with little room to expand. The city grows by about 10,000 people annually, and currently is under 900,000.
The nation's fifth largest metropolitan region registers a population of 6 million when combined with San Jose / Silicon Valley, and hosts just under 20 million visitors, conventioneers and business travelers each year.
San Francisco is filled with fun things to see and do throughout the year. During the holidays, don't miss the Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party or Beach Blanket Babylon a San Francisco "Giant" for over 36 Years.
San Francisco is ALL about food, and the unique San Francisco Dine About Town January Restaurant Event packs in the crowds seeking to try expensive menus at affordable prices. When you visit San Francisco, you might like to visit San Francisco - Samovar Tea Lounge near the convention center, and be sure to stop by one of the famous San Francisco Irish pubs for libations of another kind.