The Pioneer's Monument stands as a living symbol to San Francisco's resilience. It was one of the few free-standing ... More
The Pioneer's Monument stands as a living symbol to San Francisco's resilience. It was one of the few free-standing structures that withstood the 1906 earthquake. The spear, shield and bear atop the monument symbolize California. The base of the monument is covered with sketches of some of California's earliest pioneers, including Sir Francis Drake and John Sutter. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this monument is the long-time rumors that circulate about a time capsule buried underneath the structure.
Beautifully located between the new Asian Museum, and the new San Franciso Public Library. Provides sweeping views of the Civic Center particulary toward the glistening City Hall. Shame that there is a separating fence but probably necessary to keep "the shopping carts" a suitable distance.
Worth a stroll around through the international market also.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...