Pit Stops: CSL’s favourite things to do, and see in and around San Francisco
The Legion of Honor houses some of the world’s greatest art pieces. CSL used the GO San Francisco pass for entry. This is a great photo site with white columns, bronze statues and cupolas vying for attention.
A rare albino alligator at The California Academy of Sciences. The enormous reptile (over 7 feet long) was a sight to behold, just one of many animals on site. The four story Osher Rainforest is mesmerizing while the enormous Steinhart Aquarium is stunning. Informative, engaging and interactive- a must for adults and children.
All the Colours of the Rainbow
The term used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors, ‘painted ladies’ have become iconic and are located in several neighbourhoods throughout the city.
A Fine Palace
The Palace of Fine Arts theatre, constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, feels as if it were transported from the old world to San Francisco.
Up and Down
Take advantage of City Pass San Francisco which offers discounted fares at numerous San Francisco attractions and best of all is the MUNI and cable car passport which allows you to get around the city with ease. Riding along, or simply watching the historic cable cars of San Francisco move up and down the impossibly steep street inclines – a must.
Under the Sea
The Aquarium of the Bay is a mesmerizing and educational experience, adjacent to Pier 39.
View from aboard the Blue and Gold the famous Golden Gate bridge. Guided commentary provides interesting anecdotes about San Francisco.
Oh the magnolias in bloom – a sure sign of spring.We spotted these beauties at the San Francisco Botanical Garden located inside Golden Gate Park.
Read more awesome adventures from CSL’s roadtrip to California. The original article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.