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When I was 3 years old, my parents took me and my 2-year-old brother to swim in the Sutro Baths. My mother was a strong swimmer, having saved many people from drowning as she grew up in the Philippine Islands. So she asked my father...More
This was on nearly every list of things to do in San Francisco. We walked around and took lots of pics and it was nice. If we had missed this completely during our trip it would have been ok. If you are nearby and want...More
Sutro was a renown hydraulic engineer who could manoeuvre water like few others, so probably not surprising that he created this vast complex that opened in 1896.
It included four different swimming pools filled by the ocean. A newpaper reported that not since the glory...More
while you walk town from the parking lot you have the best overview. There are quite some remains, but you need to imagine the rest and how it would have looked like. The sea and the weather are taking their tolls. We have been there...More
The Sutro Baths is now just concrete and pools of water. There is a gift shop that sits on top of the hill which overlooks Sutro Bath.
There are walls you can sit on and look at the ocean which is beyond Sutro Baths. It's...More
This place is a great look into San Francisco's past. It is the ruins of the Sutro Baths build at the end of the trolly line for the enjoyment of SF residents. Then it burned to the ground, leaving just cement pools jetting out from...More
Absolutely gorgeous views. Wear good shoes so that you can clamber over the rocks and explore the beach and the tunnel. Adolph Sutro had the idea of building these baths which unfortunately have fallen into disrepair, but it is a great place to visit and...More
This is a nice place to visit and learn the story about the baths and the Cliffhouse. The views here are outstanding so it makes for some great pictures. If you have extra time, the hike on the Lands End path is outstanding.
Itinerary comments requestions, questions included (6 Replies)
Hi: 13 y.o. son and I in SF for 5 nights at a rental in the Marina. !st 2 days will be spent with a friend of mine who will stay with us overnight, who will have her car. Day 1- Drop off luggage at rental, where we have use of bikes, even before official rental entry time. Drop off friend's car at parking garage. Cycle to and explore various piers, sea lions, Musée Mecanique, Maritime museums, etc. Settle into our rental, shop for food. Supper Japantown. (Q: Anywhere good for lunch around...More
April 25, 2014|
Response fromMadeleine M|
<<Q: Anywhere good for lunch around touristy FW?)>> Codmother Fish & Chips food truck (with out door seating) on Jones between Beach and Jefferson. Buena Vista isn't bad but there's usually quite a line (I've only been for breakfast). <<Q: Is Sausalito worth a visit if it's too early for lunch?>> I think so. It's a pretty, quaint place with housing climbing up the hill ala Positano. Nice views of the city from the open walk along Bridgeway. A few little shops...More
Green Bay, Wisconsin
What not to miss in SF with small kids? (12 Replies)
Hi! Our trip is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I'm trying to firm up an itinerary for my family and I. Our group will be myself, husband, and two boys ages 3.5 and 7. We fly in late Fri night, are in town until Mon, drive to Yosemite for a few days, and are back Thurs- Mon early am. I have work stuff the last weekend, so hubby and the boys will spend a couple of days touring alone. We have two airbnbs booked, first in Outer Richmond near the Lincoln Park golf course, then in Fisherman's...More
October 22, 2018|
>>since we'll be dependent on BART/Uber/Lyft to get around town.<< Uber and Lyft are fine, but you won't be using BART to get around town, as it doesn't go anywhere near either the Richmond or Fisherman's Wharf. Your local transportation alternative would be the MUNI system, run by the city of SF. Day 1 - Disney Museum would not be fun for little boys. It's more about his personal history, the innovations he made in animated film, etc. You have to read the exhibits to know why...More
first draft itinerary and your comments please. (6 Replies)
Traveling with my sister, both first time visit to SF, we're in our late 50's. I arrive late Tuesday Feb 25 (11 PM). My sister will be flying in from Toronto and arriving about an hour earlier. While she is waiting for me, she will hopefully get our Muni passes, if they are available from the info desk at that time of night. We'll take a taxi to our hotel, due to the time of day. I'm booked at the Inn San Francisco. I do realize it's a bit out of the way, but this place seems to fit all my...More
January 12, 2014|
Response fromBarbara S|
Good info White Dahlia. The only info I could find about the hours for the info desk said they were open till 1:30 AM which kinda surprised me. So maybe we won't be able to get them that night, too bad would simplify things in the morning. I was wondering if the electric assist bikes were allowed on the bridge bike lane or not. You know, I'd forgotten about the extra weight. I was just thinking the end of Feb is the peak of my couch potato-ness and it might be good to go that way. Maybe...More