SF Bay Insider - Landmarks http://www.sfbay-insider.com/taxonomy/term/32/0 en Lotta's Fountain/Downtown http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/lottas-fountaindowntown <p><b>Pros: The oldest surviving monument in SF<br /> Cons: Awkward location<br /> Best For: Knowing its significance</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/lottas-fountaindowntown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/lottas-fountaindowntown#comments Landmarks Secret Spots Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:11:13 +0000 Beth Marlin 244 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com The Golden Hydrant/Dolores Park http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/golden-hydrantdolores-park <p><b> Pros:Little fire hydrant/big story<br /> Cons: Dogs love it<br /> Best For: Remembering April 18, 1906</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/golden-hydrantdolores-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/golden-hydrantdolores-park#comments Landmarks Secret Spots Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:54:46 +0000 Beth Marlin 213 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com San Francisco1906 Earthquake Refugee Shacks/Presidio http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/san-francisco1906-earthquake-refugee-shackspresidio <p><b>Pros: These wooden abodes housed more than 16,000 homeless after the earthquake and fire<br /> Cons: Only a few cottages remain<br /> Best For: Peeking into a pair of shacks, renovated and installed in the Presidio</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/san-francisco1906-earthquake-refugee-shackspresidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/san-francisco1906-earthquake-refugee-shackspresidio#comments Landmarks Secret Spots Sat, 29 Oct 2011 16:06:15 +0000 Beth Marlin 202 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com San Francisco National Cemetery/Presidio http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/san-francisco-national-cemeterypresidio <p><b>Pros: An historic, idyllic resting place<br /> Cons: No jogging or dogs<br /> Best For: A reading of names with a view of the bay</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/san-francisco-national-cemeterypresidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/san-francisco-national-cemeterypresidio#comments Landmarks Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:52:56 +0000 Beth Marlin 154 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com What is The Presidio? http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/what-presidio <p><b>Pros: 1491 acres of National Historic Monument<br /> Cons: Could take a lifetime to explore<br /> Best For: History, nature, and a great place to live and/or work</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/what-presidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/what-presidio#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Landmarks Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:47:51 +0000 Beth Marlin 121 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com The Balaclutha/Hyde Street Pier http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/balacluthahyde-street-pier <p><b>Pros: A history lesson aboard a vintage sailing ship<br /> Cons: Avoid typical high tourist times<br /> Best For: Learning about the seafaring life of yesteryear</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/balacluthahyde-street-pier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/bay-history/landmarks/balacluthahyde-street-pier#comments Landmarks Kid Stuff Sat, 08 Jan 2011 15:17:01 +0000 Beth Marlin 117 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Sutro Baths/Ruins of a Victorian Bathing Palace http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/sutro-bathsruins-victorian-bathing-palace <p><b>Pros: A glimpse into another era<br /> Cons: Slippery when wet<br /> Best For: Northern California at it's finest</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/sutro-bathsruins-victorian-bathing-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/sutro-bathsruins-victorian-bathing-palace#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Landmarks Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:07:22 +0000 Beth Marlin 108 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Fort Point/Presidio http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/museums-etc/fort-pointpresidio <p><b>Pros: National Historic Site at the Southern anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge<br /> <b>Cons: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only<br /> <b>Best For: The view from the top, historic military photos on second level, learning about the Buffalo Soldiers</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/museums-etc/fort-pointpresidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/museums-etc/fort-pointpresidio#comments Museums, Etc. Landmarks Sun, 19 Sep 2010 04:07:18 +0000 Beth Marlin 75 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Golden Gate Bridge http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/museums-etc/golden-gate-bridge <p><b>Pros: Beautiful from every angle, and useful as well<br /> <b>Cons: Traffic jams at peak hours<br /> <b>Best For: Walking, biking or driving across</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/museums-etc/golden-gate-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/museums-etc/golden-gate-bridge#comments Museums, Etc. Landmarks Take A Hike Fri, 17 Sep 2010 01:14:38 +0000 Beth Marlin 73 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com City Hall/Civic Center http://www.sfbay-insider.com/history/landmarks/city-hallcivic-center <p><b>Pros:</b> An opportunity to visit an exquisite example of Beaux Arts architecture<br /> <b>Cons: </b> Not the safest neighborhood<br /> <b>Best For:</b> Going on a docent-led tour of a national historic landmark</p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/history/landmarks/city-hallcivic-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/history/landmarks/city-hallcivic-center#comments Landmarks Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:46:12 +0000 Beth Marlin 51 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com