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Sutro Baths

Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA (The Richmond)
+1 415-561-4323
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Ranked #69 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff... more » Owner description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House. « less
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

To really know San Francisco and it's history, a visit to the Sutro Baths is a must— whether you climb through the ruins or enjoy the vistas from bluff. Bring binoculars so that you can see the Seals on Seal Rock and the Farallon Islands. Be sure to stop by the visitor information center to learn the history and see... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

So cool to see these ruins and climb around on them. The climb down and up might not be for everyone.There are stairs but it quite steep. If only people did vandalize the place.

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Growing up in Pacifica, I frequented the San Francisco area to include many visits to this site. I remembered when there was also a “Play land,” which was a carnival built down the hill from the “Cliff House” and used to draw crowds on the weekends. However, as in the case with money, “developers” destroyed the structures to widen the... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We've lived in the Bay Area for over forty years and have never visited the Baths, so we made a special effort to do so. We looked a bit online before going and if you don't do that, then browse through one of the books in the interpretive center above the baths. While there's little left to reflect the one... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Understand that there is nothing here save for concrete ruins But if you've known of the baths and seen photos of them, you will be impressed by the magnitude of what once occupied this space. If you have no knowledge of the place, go into the gift shop at Cliff House and at least look at a book on the... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I finally hiked down to Sutro Baths after hiking the Land’s End trail. I’d been near here so many times in the past and never bothered. I now know why my inner intuition never told me to explore earlier. There’s really not a whole lot to see/explore. Sure, you can imagine what was there 100 years ago. I’m glad I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a lovely clear, but coolish day to hike from Sutro Bath remains to Golden Gate Bridge. We took the Geary bus out to the end of the route, went to the visitors center, got maps and good advice from the friendly park service staff nod off we went. A couple of hours with lovely views, some time in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The kids enjoyed exploring the grounds just as much as I did. Great family adventure. Bonus? Free parking and no fees of any kind.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Interesting stop and the views of the surrounding areas are beautiful. Very peaceful. We walked up from below and it is quiet a hike.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's an interesting stop if you're already in the area at the USS San Francisco Memorial or Land's End, but I wouldn't make an extra trip here just for the baths.

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