57. Explore the Ruins of the Sutro Baths

May 28, 2010

photo credit: Dawn Endico

Our readers (whom we are much indebted to right now) have been plenty generous lately.

Here’s another great tip for something free to do in San Francisco.

This one comes courtesy of Michael Elliot from our Create 1 of 365 page.

Michael shared with us:

Sutro Baths Ruins

The Sutro Bath House ruins by The Cliff House are a gorgeous climb/crawl/hike that can last 20 minutes to 2 hours, with plenty in the surrounding area. Start by going into the gift shop at the Cliff House and sneak a peak in some of the books that show you what the bathhouse used to look like, before going down into the inlet where you can explore the ruins of the area. It’s gorgeous, it’s spooky, and it’s free – like so many other awesome things in the city!

Here’s some more information directly from the Sutro Baths website:

Beyond the striking location and colorful history, it’s especially remarkable for such a place to exist in a country where few structures past their best days survive.

It’s allowed to be harrowing and wild in a time and place where shampoos carry warnings and most interesting things are cordoned off for your protection. Here’s the playground for those who love crumbling stone clubhouses, jutting pipe monkeybars, stairways that lead you off cliffs and shifting sandboxes that get swallowed by surf.

The GGNRA includes the Marin Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and other sensory feasts [...]

photo credit: michaelphale

If you have more to share about the Sutro Baths, we’d love to hear about it below in the comments or on our Facebook Page.  Thanks!

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