SF Bay Insider - Museums, Etc. http://www.sfbay-insider.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 Museums great and small, and other cool things to do in SF en de Young Museum/Golden Gate Park http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/de-young-museumgolden-gate-park <p><b>Pros: world-class art<br /> <b>Cons: world-class crowds<br /> <b>Best For: the art, the park, museum cafe and view from the tower</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/de-young-museumgolden-gate-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/de-young-museumgolden-gate-park#comments Museums, Etc. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:05:02 +0000 Beth Marlin 8 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Mission Dolores/Mission District http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/mission-doloresmission-district <p><b>Pros: Visit the oldest structure in San Francisco<br /> Cons: Admission fee<br /> Best For: Learning about the Spanish, the Native American Indians and the beginnings of SF</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/mission-doloresmission-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/mission-doloresmission-district#comments Museums, Etc. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:28:50 +0000 Beth Marlin 189 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Contemporary Jewish Museum/SOMA http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/contemporary-jewish-museumsoma <p><b>Pros: Jewish culture and art exhibits endearing to non-Jews and people of all backgrounds<br /> Cons: None<br /> Best For: Developing an understanding of the creative spirit within us all</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/contemporary-jewish-museumsoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/contemporary-jewish-museumsoma#comments Museums, Etc. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:02:50 +0000 Beth Marlin 159 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Escape To Alcatraz/San Francisco Bay http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/escape-alcatrazsan-francisco-bay <p><b>Pros: A quick ferry ride to a National Historic Landmark<br /> Cons: Island weather requires proper outerwear<br /> Best For: Cellblock Audio Tour and Garden Tour</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/escape-alcatrazsan-francisco-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/escape-alcatrazsan-francisco-bay#comments Museums, Etc. Kid Stuff Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:55:42 +0000 Beth Marlin 150 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Palace of Fine Arts/Marina http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/palace-fine-artsmarina <p><b>Pros: Remarkably renovated architectural gem<br /> Cons: The only remaining building from the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915<br /> Best For: A late afternoon promenade around the lagoon</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/palace-fine-artsmarina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/palace-fine-artsmarina#comments Museums, Etc. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:01:14 +0000 Beth Marlin 148 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Haas Lilienthal House/Pacific Heights http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/haas-lilienthal-housepacific-heights <p><b>Pros: The only private Victorian home of the period, open to the public as a museum<br /> Cons: Group guided visits only<br /> Best For: A glimpse into upper-middle class life in San Francisco, pre-1906 earthquake</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/haas-lilienthal-housepacific-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/haas-lilienthal-housepacific-heights#comments Museums, Etc. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:31:47 +0000 Beth Marlin 138 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Sf City Guides http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/sf-city-guides <p><b>Pros: Free history and architectural walking tours led by trained volunteers<br /> Cons: Absolutely none, unless you don't like walking<br /> Best For: A fascinating look into how SF grew</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/sf-city-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/sf-city-guides#comments Museums, Etc. Deals and Freebies The Hoods Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:07:11 +0000 Beth Marlin 125 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Wells Fargo History Museum/Financial District http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/wells-fargo-history-museumfinancial-district <p><b>Pros: It's free and fascinating<br /> Cons: Closed weekends<br /> Best For: Being able to climb into a stagecoach</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/wells-fargo-history-museumfinancial-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/museums-etc/wells-fargo-history-museumfinancial-district#comments Museums, Etc. Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:19:42 +0000 Beth Marlin 112 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