Conventional wisdom holds that this iconic monument is shaped like a fire-hose nozzle. It is not, at least not by design. The ... More
Conventional wisdom holds that this iconic monument is shaped like a fire-hose nozzle. It is not, at least not by design. The tower is the gift of Lilly Hitchcock Coit, an eccentric heiress who managed to stand out in a city that teems with eccentricity. Lilly's particular passion was for the San Francisco Fire Department. So, when the money she left in her will for the city's beautification was used to construct the art deco tower on Telegraph Hill in 1932, people made assumptions. The view from here is one of the most impressive in San Francisco, taking in the Bay, two bridges, and the Marin Headlands. Inside, the first floor is decorated with excellent murals, commissioned in 1933, that depict San Francisco's history. Note that there is a small fee to ride the elevator up to the top of the tower, and the tower closes early in the winter. Check the website for details.
Mollie Stone's Tower Market is a full service market that features custom butcher service, and offers a wide variety of
specialty items, including healthy and imported foods. The Viglizzo Meat Department will prepare your order of meat, poultry, or ...
With all the interesting events that have occurred in San Francisco, there are bound to be a few disgruntled spirits
hanging around. This tour takes you to meet them. Your guide, gifted with a suitably mordant sense of humor, ...
With a style all its own, the architecturally stunning JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square hotel takes center stage in
the cultural heart of the city. Enjoy the wide array of galleries, museums, theaters, restaurants and boutique shopping. Or ...