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Sutro Baths

Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA (The Richmond)
+1 415-561-4323
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Ranked #70 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The old ruins of the Sutro Baths are a great place to visit. There is way less tourists in this area and there never appears to be any issues getting there by either bus or car. A few hills to climb up but the old ruins are great for photos. There is a small diner and Cliffhouse restaurant close by... More

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Danville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Drove to Sutro Baths area which is right along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Parked and explored the area. The old Sutro Bath structures are long gone with only ruins left behind. Walked down the path to wander around the ruins as well as a cool cave. Time well spent. Also checked out the museum shop that was across... More

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Vancouver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great park to visit. There is plenty of parking, a visitor's center with cafe and washrooms. Great trails overlook the cliffs and the baths below. There is a cave to explore on one side of the baths and a beach below them. Astounding pictures and panos on all sides. Very close to the Cliff House restaurant (if... More

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect, but so glad we spent the time exploring these ruins. Make sure and make a reservation ahead of time for the Cliff House for a meal. The views are impressive. Great gift shop.

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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102 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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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235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
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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