Diverse Destinations, a series containing San Francisco history and self-guided tours. This series is produced in collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco through its Grants for the Arts program, the San Francisco Study Center and the San Francisco Travel Association.
Grants for the Arts director Kary Schulman said, “Diverse Destinations furthers our goal of offering San Francisco visitors the best resources for exploring and experiencing the City. Whether you are interested in art, history or architecture, Diverse Destinations will show you the plentiful cultural options available in San Francisco. We hope everyone planning a trip here will use this tool as a starting point for an exciting stay.”
Diverse Destinations includes detailed itineraries and historical facts:
- Art to Architecture features famous architecture throughout San Francisco including the de Young Museum’s cantilevered roof and twisting 144-foot tower and the TransAmerica Pyramid with its ornate white marble interior.
- City on the Edge: Eight San Franciscans-in-the-know share their favorite places to watch live performances, see art, eat, and shop.
- East is West features the history of San Francisco’s Chinatown and Japantown, as well as the Asian Art Museum, one of the largest museums in the West featuring Asian art, and the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the U.S., and located in Golden Gate Park.
- Jazz and Blues provides a list of jazz clubs and restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay, including Yoshi’s, which is considered one of the best jazz clubs in the country.
- Jewish Heritage focuses on Jewish heritage through the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Center of Northern California.
- Natural Wonders highlights the San Francisco Zoo, the oldest zoo in the U.S., and the California Academy of Sciences, which features a natural history museum, a planetarium, aquarium and a 90-foot rainforest.
- Pride provides LGBT landmarks such as Harvey Milk’s camera shop, and street fairs in the Castro District, the heart of gay and lesbian life.
- Raices Latino Roots highlights the Mission District’s Latino neighborhood from Mission Dolores, the original and oldest mission church in San Francisco, to El Faro one of the original taquerias on Folsom St.
- Soul in the City explores the Fillmore District’s revival of its jazz heritage, and celebrates African influences in music, dress and food at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
- Tour de Force highlights attractions and museums such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as historical architecture such as Coit Tower and the Ferry Building.
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