San Francisco, California - Cliff House
Here are some photos from when Catherine and I went to dinner at San Francisco's Cliff House. I will try to post some more pictures from our travels later this weekend.
Seal Rocks is a place to watch sea lions not far from the shore near Cliff House. The sea lions congregate here, sunning themselves on the rocks, playing in the surf, and barking.
By the 1930s, the Baths were no longer a commercially viable enterprise. The owners tried for a time to sustain the complex by turning the largest tank into an ice skating rink, but this proved unsuccessful. In the 1960s, demolition of the complex began in preparation for the development of apartment buildings on the site. Although a fire sped the demolition efforts, the apartment houses were never constructed.
The park is not one continuous locale, but rather a collection of areas that stretch from northern San Mateo County to southern Marin County, and includes several areas of San Francisco. The park is as diverse as it is expansive; it contains famous tourist attractions such as Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz and the Presidio of San Francisco. The GGNRA is also home to 1,273 plant and animal species, encompasses 59 miles of bay and ocean shoreline and has military fortifications that span centuries of California history, from the Spanish conquistadors to Cold War-era Nike missile sites.
This particular section is about a ten minute drive from the Cliff House Restaurant.
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