Old buildings are relics of bygone eras -- three-dimensional structures that can evoke the past through an accessible art form. In the character of a building -- an adobe hut, a Roman column, a castle on a hill -- a whole history can be revealed.
A distinct component of the San Francisco skyline, Coit Tower stands out from the crowd. North of the Financial District's highrises, the 210-foot art deco tower juts into the sky from the top of Telegraph Hill. For many, the highlight of visiting the tower is taking an elevator ride to the top for a wonderful panorama of the city, the bay, and its famous islands and bridges.
From nature-inspired coastal art to Native American artifacts, Northern California's rich ecology, history, and artistic traditions have been well documented by some of the region's lesser-known museums and cultural centers.
In honor of the California Museum's new exhibit, Riding Concrete: Skateboarding in California, we're offering a Skater Special! Show your board at check-in and save $5 per night at the Sacramento Hostel.
This summer, see Pablo Picasso's masterpieces in San Francisco as never before seen in the United States!
As I enter the Castro, a neighborhood known for being the heart of queer culture, I immediately begin to take in my surroundings, all of which are adorned with rainbow flags. The charmingly vibrant Victorians, intricate and elegant, have managed to find space for flowering pink and purple trees and bushes, and fuse together with the quaint corner cafes, flower shops, and friendly bars. I am on my way to a new museum in San Francisco, the GLBT History Museum, to visit their debut exhibit.