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The Fillmore

The Fillmore was a dance hall operating under various names and managements - The Get Acquainted Society, Ambassador Dance Hall - through the 1930s, and a roller rink through the 1940s. In 1952, local entrepreneur Charles Sullivan began to book some... more
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The Albion Castle was built as a brewery in 1870. During Prohibition it was closed down since they could not sell their beer. Parts of the building burned down during that time. The castle was rebuilt by a sculptor in 1939. The wall and the caves are... more
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555 California Street is a prominent modern skyscraper that stands as an iconic fixture in the San Francisco skyline and as an emblematic welcome to the Pacific Coast. Completed 44 years ago, the 52-story office tower has not lost any of its elegant... more
The Mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum is to engage, delight and educate children through exploration of and connection with the local environment and the diverse communities that live here. ---- The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a spac... more
Bayview Opera House currently provides arts education and cultural enrichment to San Franciscans on a low or no cost basis. Recent offerings include adult drama, dance and yoga classes, DARE TO DREAM ARTS school age after school classes, toddler and... more
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The Bently Reserve Conference Center is the epitome of everything San Francisco, boasting the West Coast's most advanced networking technologies, unparalleled eco-friendly operations, and the classic style of the Financial District's most distinguish... more
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The Berkeley City Club's Guest Rooms and suites have sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, the University campus, and Berkeley Hills. Guests have use of the dining room as well as the many other club facilities. Our location close to the Universit... more
Founded in 1893, the Berkeley Piano Club is one of the nation’s few musical clubs with a private performance space. The club has played host to a wide range of performers and is internationally known. It’s also the venue for aspiring pian... more
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Cafe Van Kleef, a sepia-toned saloon, two blocks from City Hall, is the jewel of Oaksterdam. The seductive scent of city council-sanctioned ganja wafts from many doorways along this strip of Telegraph, but nothing fancier than Fernet is served insid... more
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Demolished. Candlestick Park (colloquially, The 'Stick) was an outdoor sports and entertainment arena; home to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and San Francisco Giants in MLB. The stadium was home to many memorable moments in sports; notably t... more
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This historic Mission has been renovated to its previous glory as both a Catholic Mission and now a thriving parish and school. The Basilica reflects the beautiful adobe architechture and houses many antique religious effigies and altars. The tomb... more
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The Castro Theatre, designated a Registered Landmark in 1977, is considered not only the finest example of a 1920s movie palace in San Francisco (Landmark Report), but one of the best preserved of its type in the nation. In July 1977 the Castro Theat... more
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Clarion Alley runs one block between 17th & 18th and Mission and Valencia streets. The Alley is an amazing testament to street art, public art and a love of the Mission. Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) was established in 1992 by a volunteer... more
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On the shore of beautiful Monterey Bay, adjacent to the world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Cocoanut Grove's inviting facilities, expert event coordinators, and local gourmet caterers, will help make your special event a major success. Sinc... more
It is a matter of historical record that the Coit Tower art project was the prototype for the decade of the New Deal art that followed, 1933-43, halted finally by World War II. Utilizing carefully selected artistic talent, the project provided an ico... more
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The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,500 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world... more
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The main gate to Chinatown is the entrance to Grant Street with it's many shops and interesting traditions. While the main shopping for everyday people is Stockton, this entire area of Chinatown is great for tourists and locals alike who are looking... more
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In 2003 the El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation purchased the Theatre and began the process of converting the building to a community performing arts venue. more
Preserving Lake County's Past, Present and Future! On July 24, 2011, the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum was opened to the public for the first time by the Lake County Historical Society and Lake County. more
Designed between 1915 – 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. Filoli is recognized as one of the finest... more
The Flood Building is one of San Francisco's best known landmarks. Completed in 1904, the Flood Building has withstood earthquakes and the threat of demolition. It is now the distinctive home to numerous businesses and continues to be one of San Fr... more
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point was planned as the most formidable deterrence America could offer to a naval attack on California.   Special Park Use Permits The Office of Special Park Uses is located... more
Ghirardelli Square is one of San Francisco's most treasured landmarks. The story of the city is played out in the Square's history and we're proud to share that with you. Welcome to Ghirardelli Square – home to some of the finest views, galleri... more
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The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Franci... more
Since 1962, San Francisco's legendary Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory has been making custom fortune cookies by hand. more
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What can one say about Golden Gate Park that hasn't already been said... From it's unique flora and fauna, to it's sports fields and picnic spots... From Hippy Hill to the Carousel... This is the park that's uniquely connected to San Francisco.... more
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Built in the 1920s, this former vaudeville house and movie theater was restored and reopened nearly 60 years later as a leading-edge performing arts venue. The Golden Gate Theatre is located at the corner of Taylor Street and Golden Gate Avenue and i... more
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A good way to get to the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point is to walk across the Bridge to Vista Point and experience both the Bridge and the viewing area. Round trip, it's a little over two beautiful miles. more
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The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre is located on the UC Berkeley Campus in the foothills overlooking the San Francisco Bay, featuring spectacular views of The Campanile, The Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Mount Tampalpais and San Francisco. The... more
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Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Santa Cruz Mountains from the extravagant Green Gables estate, which is recognized as a National Historic Place and was built by the famed architects Greene and Greene. more
The building was designated an official San Francisco Landmark on August 2, 1981. The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society left the building in 1985, and was acquired by Security Pacific Bank in 1988. Security Pacific Bank itself was acquired by Bank... more
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This is a Port of Oakland attraction named after the famous author and Oakland native. The charming waterfront property is filled with numerous entertainment options and quality dining and shopping establishments. Some of the highlights include aweso... more
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The John Muir National Historic Site is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California. It preserves the 14-room Italianate Victorian mansion where the naturalist and writer John Muir lived, as well as a nearby 32... more
Land's End is an amazing walking area from Legion of Honor to Cliff House. The beautiful walking trail is a must for runners or for walking the dog and family. It has gorgeous Golden Gate views, nice ups & downs and the hill climbs make it a fun... more
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Lark Theater's mission is to enhance the artistic, cultural and social life of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area with quality independent film, international film, classic & family film, film festivals, musical performances, and a rich... more
The original building at Versailles Palace in France was built between 1763 and 1768 for Louis XV’s favorite mistress, Madame de Pompadour (Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson). Unfortunately for her, she died before the estate was completed. Louis then... more
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Free Saturdays The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offers free general admission every Saturday for all San Francisco residents.  Explore permanent collections and enjoy a variety of free programming.  Some special exhibitions are not i... more
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Nestled on the edge of Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Steps at 32nd Avenue, date from the early 1900's and are an elegant reminder of San Francisco’s earlier days.  The stairs are a gateway from the surrounding urban neighborhood to the op... more
San Francisco is a great walking city.  If you're in the Presidio, Marina or Pac Heights, and have the time and curiosity, the Lyon Street steps offer walkers a cooridor through mansions on one side, the trees and vegitation of the Presidi on th... more
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Considered a home away from home for a hand full of Berkeley High students and the home of a section of the world wide and world renowned Peace Wall is Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Park. It's a fairly small park but it certainly has it's share o... more
Built in 1896, McLaren Lodge was the home of the park department’s first superintendent, John McLaren, until 1943. McLaren Lodge is currently both the headquarters for the Recreation and Park Department and an interesting stop for architecture... more
In the structure once used as an Air Mail carrier depot and a gymnasium at the Presidio of San Francisco, were secretly trained and housed the first class of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Language School, the forerunner of the renown Defens... more
Founded in 1776 near the village of Chutchui by Franciscan Friar Francisco Palou, Mission San Francisco de Asis, popularly known as Mission Dolores, has always had a central place in the civic and cultural life of San Francisco. Today, besides bein... more
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Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the seventh religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions. The Mission was founded on June 29, 1776, by Li... more
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Montalvo Arts Center encompasses a historic Mediterranean-style Villa in the Saratoga hills, as well as the 175-acre property it resides on. Formerly called Villa Montalvo, the property also includes the Sally and Don Lucas Residency Program and show... more
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The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980 in San Francisco, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and cultur... more
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The Native Sons Building is an eight story building that houses a few small theaters and is graced by a mural of Greta Thunberg. The building was built in 1912. The Native Sons began as an organization "embracing only the sons of those sturdy pio... more
Mission San Jose was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen on a site which was part of a natural highway by way of the Livermore Valley to the San Joaquin Valley. It is the fourteenth of the 21 Spanish Missions in Alta Califor... more