A San Francisco Saturday
in the Marina

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco


ITíS 10:00 SATURDAY MORNING morning in San Franciscoís Marina district. On Steiner Street the first of many food trucks is making a delivery to the restaurants. People are out and about getting coffee or walking the dog. Or enjoying a choice spot to sit and read the paper.

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Steiner and Chestnut, Marina District, San Francisco Food delivery on Steiner Street, Marina District, San Francisco Chestnut from Steiner, Marina District, San Francisco


Chestnut looking eastward, Marina District, San Francisco Out for a walk, Marina District, San Francisco

The cafes are posting the day's specials, and the Italian deli is sending its enticing fragrances out into Chestnut Street.


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Today's specials, Marina District, San Francisco Lucca Italian Deli, Marina District, San Francisco


THE MARINA IS ON San Francisco's north bay shore. In fact, much of it was under water prior to 1912. Now, it's a district of row houses, shops and restaurants.


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Row houses, Marina District, San Francisco Facade, Marina District, San Francisco Row houses, Marina District, San Francisco


On Chestnut, Marina District, San Francisco Steiner Street, Marina District, San Francisco On Chestnut Street, Marina District, San Francisco

A GOOD URBAN STROLL follows Steiner for a block northward from Lombard to Chestnut, and then proceeds on Chestnut westward (turning left) for three blocks, with perhaps a pause for brunch at a sidewalk café.

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Chestnut Street, Marina District, San Francisco Brunch al fresco, Marina District, San Francisco

A RIGHT TURN ON Divisadero Street from Chestnut will take you into a residential neighborhood of pastel-colored row houses. Follow Divisadero two blocks to Bay Street. Turn left (west) on Bay Street and follow it two blocks to Baker. A right turn north on Baker will bring you to the Palace of Fine Arts and the Exploratorium.


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Colonnade, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Frieze, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco


Lakeshore, Palace of Fine Arts Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco



From the Palace of Fine Arts, you can continue along Baker to Crissy Field.

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Crissy Field, San Francisco Crissy Field, San Francisco, California Crissy Field, San Francisco, California



Here's a map of the route. There's a parking structure one block west of Steiner at 3252 Pierce Street. The entire walk from the parking structure to the beginning of Crissy Field is approximately 1.3 miles, or 2.1 kilometers, one way. Crissy Field itself extends an 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) to the Golden Gate Bridge.




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