The Castro Theatre was built in 1922 by pioneer San Francisco theatre entrepreneurs, the Nasser brothers, who started with a nickelodeon in 1908 in the Castro neighborhood. The Castro was built at a cost of $300,000. The Castro's designer was Timothy L. Pflueger (1894-1946) who went on to become a famous Bay Area architect. In 1977, the Castro was designated City of San Francisco registered landmark number 100. It is one of the few remaining movie palaces in the nation from the 1920s that is still in operation.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced Wednesday that it will reopen May 14, 2016, after being closed for three years of expansion. When it does, it will have seven floors of exhibition space, and one of those floors, the fourth, is larger than all five floors from the original building designed by Mario Botta that opened 20 years ago.
AT&T Park, with its breathtaking views and classic design, was chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily as part of the inaugural Sports Business Awards program. The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962, the Giants' home has many incredible features.
Mission Dolores Park is a city park in San Francisco, California, also known as Dolo. It is located two blocks south of Mission Dolores at the western edge of the Mission District. It was recently renovated. You can find many San Francisco locals hanging out at the park on the weekends.
The California Academy of Sciences is a natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens.
San Francisco’s allure lies brilliantly in merging expectations with flashes of unpredictability. Few cities can compete with the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge or the storied past of Alcatraz Island. Fewer still embrace taking the familiar and marrying it to the unknown. A foray into Chinatown aside the rumble of iconic cable cars is a foregone conclusion. But combine that with walkable neighbourhoods like Union Square brimming with exquisite museums, international fine dining, boutique shopping and vibrant cultures pressed against one another, and San Francisco creates a magnetic appeal that solidifies its perch on sophisticated travellers’ must-see lists. The ultimate hotel experience and San Francisco vacation meets a charismatic and popular destination near the heart of The City by the Bay.
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