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Sutro Baths

September 12, 2016

 

The Sutro Baths are a quintessential San Francisco landmark. The ruins are located in Lands End area of the Outer Richmond. The Sutro Baths are wreathed by the shoreline, making this historic landmark the perfect place to take pictures or watch the sunset. The Sutro Baths provide a great backdrop for exploring, pictures, and more.

 

The Baths were built in the late 1800s by San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro. Mayor Sutro wanted to provide the public with a beautiful space to relax and exercise. The Sutro Baths could fit up to 10,000 people at once, and people came to swim laps in the huge pool or splash around with friends. Mayor Sutro made the Baths beautiful by hosting galleries and exhibits of art and artifacts from different cultures. In its heyday, the Sutro Bathhouse was also a concert venue. 

 

In the mid-1960s, a fire turned the Sutro Baths into the ruins that they are today. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area incorporated the ruins in 1973, making the Sutro Baths into a protected San Francisco legacy. The Sutro Baths are a short walk from the Cliff House, a popular seaside restaurant located just off of Highway 1.  A visit to the Cliff House and Sutro Baths makes for the perfect seaside afternoon or evening.

 

Kylie Hicks is a Bay Area native. She enjoys karaoke, trips to wine country, and discovering good eats in the City.

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