Willy Wonka would tip his hat to Domingo Ghirardelli (g ear -ar-deli), whose business became the West’s largest chocolate factory in...
Eccentricity along Fisherman’s Wharf is mostly staged, but here it’s the real deal: extreme swimmers dive from the concrete beachfront...
Blazing Saddles is tailored to visitors, with a main shop on Hyde St and six rental stands around Fisherman's Wharf, convenient for...
Buena Vista Cafe
Warm your cockles with a prim little goblet of bitter-creamy Irish coffee, introduced to America at this destination bar that once...
Proustian nostalgia washes over fully grown adults as they bite into cupcakes that recall childhood magician-led birthday parties....
900 Beach St · interesting places nearby
Maritime Museum information
A monumental hint to sailors in need of a scrub, this restored, ship-shape 1939 streamline moderne landmark is decked out with Works Progress Administration (WPA) art treasures: playful seal and frog sculptures by Beniamino Bufano, Hilaire Hiler's surreal underwater dreamscape murals and recently uncovered wood reliefs by Richard Ayer. Acclaimed African American artist Sargent Johnson created the stunning carved green slate marquee doorway and the verandah's mesmerizing aquatic mosaics.
Johnson deliberately left unfinished the mosaics on the east side to protest plans to include a private restaurant in this public facility. Johnson won: the east wing is now a maritime museum office.