Best To Do in Cali: Sutro Baths


Are you ready for more San Francisco tales?  This is the last of our stops that I simply must write about.  I’ll work on a Fab Five post here shortly to sum up our trip to The Golden State. 

The Sutro Baths is a must see in my book if you have the time.  There couldn’t be a more perfect place to take photos, take a break, or just take it all in.  

These are the incredibly interesting ruins of what used to be a public bath house (a.k.a. a swimming-pool-community-center extravaganza) owned and paid for by self-made millionaire, Adolph Sutro.  What would you do if you were a millionaire?  Open a community swimming center?

But I digress. Anyway, after many years, the family was no longer able to retain the financial load.  But a fire destroyed the baths before the family had to sell it.

Now they are there for you to enjoy!  Great views.  A Nice hike.  Plenty of things to climb on.

Mr. Grassroofs took the erie, Jekyll and Hyde fogginess as an opportunity to take “staring of into he distance” photos.


Don’t I look pensive?


The Baths were constructed in such a way that they capitalized on the rise and fall of tides to cut down the resources needed to operate such a massive pool.  We think the picture above was part of that intake system.  But we are not swimming pool experts, so don’t take our word for it.


If you are very lucky, you’ll get to see the hilarious spectacle that is a pair of ducks propagating their species. Image

You will probably also see a well-meaning sign that asks you to be careful even though it would be awfully fun to jump off the cliff.  


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