Three ‘Touristy’ Destinations in San Francisco You Shouldn’t Miss
San Francisco is brimming with iconic sights, districts, museums, and more. There are endless activities for tourists and locals alike. While the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf are surely on your list already. There are a few more destinations you should make time for.
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps
The tiled steps on 16th Avenue are right near the Golden Gate Park, in a beautiful residential area. Compared to San Francisco’s other attractions, the steps are fairly new. The area’s residents decorated them between 2003 and 2005, with help from a professional tile setting firm.
Starting at the base of the steps, make sure to pause and take the whole spectacle in. It’s a beautiful mosaic. As you ascend the steps, all 163 of them, you’ll be distracted from the climb by the intricate details of each step. Once you get to the top, it’s all worth it, as the mosaic in reverse is even more stunning. Plus, from the top of the steps, you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of all of San Francisco, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing Pacific Ocean to the sparkling skyline. At the top, life is tranquil, removed from the quiet of the city. It’s a unique San Francisco attraction that might just make you want to up and move.
The Wave Organ
Sure, you could go to the beach and watch and listen to the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash on the shore, and you should. But you should also visit the Wave Organ, built in 1986 to enhance your ocean experience. View the tides of the Pacific and hear enhanced wave sounds. The organ is on a beautiful jetty in the Marina district, constructed of granite and marble. Within the organ, 25 PVC pipes at various elevations capture the sounds of the waves, creating a haunting and enticing music. Definitely worth a visit on your next trip to San Francisco!
This man made forest was planted by the U.S. Army in the late 19th century, so it’s extremely young as far as forests go. The “Wood Line” is a winding installation of branches and eucalyptus tree trunks, leading along Lover’s Lane, which is the oldest footpath in all of Presidio. The designer, Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy, rescued the trees from construction in the Presidio, reinstituting them in the forest. The art installation, as Wood Line is thought of, is so perfectly integrated with the forest it’s hard to even tell it wasn’t there all along. It’s a peaceful and unique San Francisco experience for both tourists and locals.
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