Fascinating San Francisco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 40 pages of information about Fascinating San Francisco.

Ocean Beach:  This playground of San Francisco fronting the sea, with the Cliff House, the Esplanade, Sutro Heights, the Sutro salt water baths and the Seal Rocks with their barking sea lions, should be seen by every visitor to San Francisco. [By marked cars on Market, Geary and Sutter streets, or by taxi, auto or sightseeing bus.]

Twin Peaks—­Its Tunnel:  This city mountain, nearly 1,000 feet high, is at the end of Market street.  A scenic boulevard, which may be traversed by motor or afoot, winds over it, affording a sweeping panorama of the city and Bay.  Running beneath the mountain is a tunnel carrying a double track street railway line.  This tunnel is the longest and deepest municipal bore in the world.  It cost $4,000,000.  The tunnel is two and one-fourth miles in length and was built to get rapid transit to residence districts. [By “K” tunnel car on Market street, or by taxi or auto.]

Golf—­Sports:  San Francisco has seven golf courses reached quickly by motor cars and street railway lines.  The region tributary to the city is one huge fish and game preserve.  Landing trout or bringing down ducks or a buck can be accomplished within tramping distance of city homes.  Three polo fields are on the peninsula.  Fly-casting on Stow lake in Golden Gate Park, regattas off the Aquatic Park and the Marina, trap shooting, hiking, mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada range, and a diversity of other activities are directed by clubs and organized groups.  Horse racing has been revived at Tanforan and attracts big crowds.  The motor roads in and out of San Francisco are among the finest in the country.

Out-of-Town Trips:  Visitors to San Francisco should see Mount Tamalpais, with its crookedest railroad in the world, Muir Woods, and the Ring Around the Mountain drive to Stinson Beach; Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley, the University of California being at the latter city; the Santa Clara Valley, with its orchards, and Stanford University at Palo Alto; the Spring Valley lakes; La Honda; Del Monte, Carmel and historic Monterey; Santa Cruz and the Big Trees; Santa Rosa, home of Luther Burbank; Saratoga in blossom time; the Petrified Forest; the Geysers; Mare Island Navy Yard; the Lick Astronomical Observatory on Mt.  Hamilton; the great Sierra Nevada Range; Mount Whitney and snow-capped Shasta; the Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant National Parks; Lake Tahoe; Mt.  Lassen and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.  Information booths at the hotels will supply visitors with details about trips to these and other places.

For detailed information about San Francisco communicate with
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Merchants Exchange Building
or with
Californian’s Inc.
140 Montgomery Street San Francisco

This booklet written by Fred Brandt and Andrew Y. Wood and produced by Horne and Livingston for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Project Gutenberg
Fascinating San Francisco from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
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