This historic neighborhood at the center of San Fran has been dubbed “The Harlem of the West,” with amazing, live music, cool shopping, and awesome eats. Spend an entire day there exploring.
This experience is definitely not one for the kids – you’re entering into complete and total darkness, and can be a little scary. There are sounds that are relaxing, and sounds that are jarring – it’s not so much a music experience as an auditory one.
Built into the Marina District, this unique spot is located just past the Golden Gate Yacht Club. It was created in 1986 by the Exploratorium. The organ is made out of PVC pipes that connect to the bottom of the bay. The pipes make different sounds when the waves hit them. It’s a truly magical experience.
The Yelp! page for The Golden Fire Hydrant is comprised of haikus devoted to the landmark – if that doesn’t tell you how locals feel about this find, nothing will.
The legend of The Golden Fire Hydrant goes like this: when San Francisco was in flames following the 1906 earthquake, many of the city’s fire hydrants failed; not this one, nicknamed “the little giant.” Legend has it that it saved the historic Mission District from being completely obliterated. Give it a hug when you visit!
A hidden gem under the Golden Gate Bridge, this civil war-era fort was meant to protect the bay from invading ships that was never in combat – now open to the public.
The Seward Mini Park is not for the kiddos – complete with two steep slides, this is adults-only fun!