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Sutro Baths officially opened 121 years ago today

San Francisco Examiner - 13 Sep 2016
On this day in 1896, the now-defunct Sutro Baths officially opened in San Francisco. Named for Adolph Sutro, a San Francisco mayor and millionaire who designed Sutro Heights and the Cliff House, the baths were destroyed in a fire in 1966 and the ...
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The Bay Area's Best Hikes by Region

7x7 - 15 Jun 2018
The trail connects Lands End and Sutro Baths to the city's Seacliff neighborhood, offering stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin's rugged coastline across the channel. Heading south from the city, the Notch Trail along the coast, and the ...
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Salesforce Tower gondola set for June launch

KGO-TV - 25 May 2018
The transit center's gondola isn't the first of its kind in San Francisco; in May 1955, the Sky Tram at Ocean Beach began carrying passengers from "just below the Cliff House across the Sutro Baths basin to a Point Lobos promontory that had been ...
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49 Miles by Foot

SF Weekly - 31 May 2018
Hidden SF mostly points out attractions on the north end, from the ruins of Sutro Baths to Land's End. Two that fewer locals might know are the Camera Obscura by the Cliff House and Kelly's Cove Beach, the birthplace of San Francisco surfing. Another ...
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Person rescued by SFFD from Sutro Baths “bunker”

Richmond District Blog (blog) - 13 Oct 2017
After sunset tonight, the SFFD was on scene at Sutro Baths for a “bunker rescue”, according to a tweet sent out by @sffdpio at 7:51pm. The photos show firefighters on top of a concrete structure with a square opening in the top. They are lit with a ...
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Getting Sweaty with Butter(lap)

SF Weekly - 31 May 2018
The hill is so long and windy, so smooth after being freshly repaved a couple years ago, that it's fully possible to ride past three blocks of houses, Lands End, Sutro Baths, the Cliff House, and most of Ocean Beach before your bike will slowly ...
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Visit San Francisco to explore these lesser known travel gems

Hindustan Times - 20 May 2018
Hiking out from the Sutro Bath Ruins, you'll find a trail that leads you to a spectacular view and the labyrinth, created by Eduardo Aguilera in 2004 and maintained by a community of volunteers. Recently, this treasure was vandalised, but a new group ...
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The Essential Guide to Having a Perfect Summer in San Francisco

Thrillist - 23 May 2018
There's the hard-to-find labyrinth (Hint: If you head down to the beach below Eagle's Point Overlook, you're on the right track), Mile Rock Beach, the shipwrecks that can be seen at low tide near Sutro Baths, the Octagon House hidden in the forest, the ...
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Secrets of Sutro Baths & Lands End Tour

Atlas Obscura - 16 Aug 2017
Join historian and retired park ranger John Martini on a two-hour walk exploring the ruins of the legendary Sutro Baths. The Baths visit will include a walk downhill into the ruins and the mysterious tunnels through Point Lobos, followed by an uphill ...
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Lost SF landmark Sutro Baths memorialized as tattoo

San Francisco Chronicle - 14 Jun 2017
Do you have a unique Bay Area tattoo? Share a photo and your story with Peter Hartlaub at There are many ways to show your Bay Area pride in a tattoo. A 49ers or Raiders logo and “S.F.” lettering are common. The more ...
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SF State's new Global Museum to house Sutro's Egyptian Collection

San Francisco Chronicle - 11 Apr 2018
San Franciscans of a certain age remember Sutro Baths at Land's End, the glassed-in pleasure dome with seven huge indoor pools (six saltwater, one fresh), an ice skating rink and a museum that Adolph Sutro, the civic-minded millionaire and onetime ...
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Richmond District's architectural history, mapped

Curbed SF - 26 Oct 2017
Present day Richmond District conjures up thoughts of foggy streets, a wealth of Asian cuisine, and homey Irish bars, but it also has a history reflected in many of the buildings throughout the neighborhood. From an ornate Russian Orthodox Church in ...
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20 Best Things To Do In San Francisco

Condé Nast Traveler - 04 Mar 2018
San Francisco is a small city, which might surprise. For a place that's just 7x7 miles, it's filled with character, distinct neighborhoods, and interesting things to do. From illustrious museums to relaxing spas, invigorating walks along the waterfront ...
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Man dies after fall from cliff near San Francisco's Sutro Baths

KGO-TV - 31 Jul 2016
At least one person is dead after falling over a cliff and into the water near San Francisco's Sutro Baths. Coastal rescue crews went into the water to find someone who fell off a cliff into the ocean near the Sutro Baths. Rescue teams from the a few ...
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The Haunted Ruins of San Francisco's Water Wonderland

Daily Beast - 11 Mar 2017
This striking scene nestled in the Golden Gate Recreational Area is all that is left of what was once the Sutro Baths, a grand complex of public baths, recreational areas, and a mini natural history museum that San Francisco millionaire Adolph Sutro ...
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120 years ago today, San Francisco's iconic Sutro Baths opened

SFGate - 14 Mar 2016
Now just a haunting collection of ruins, when the Sutro Baths opened on March 14, 1896, it was Adolph Sutro's grandest achievement. The Sutro Baths were meant to provide "permanent entertainment, the like of which was never before thought in San ...

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