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.
The Travelodge San Francisco At The Presidio is situated across from the Presidio and a block from the Golden Gate
Bridge, approximately 16 miles from San Francisco International Airport. Local attractions include Exploratorium, Chinatown, Coit Tower, and Ghiradelli Square.Hotel ...
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 ...
This national park and tribute to maritime history consists of the Hyde Street Pier, the National Maritime Museum, and the
Maritime Museum Library. The pier, located on the western end of Fisherman's Wharf, features a fleet of historic vessels ...