Ina Coolbrith Park
Vallejo St Steps
Connects North Beach with Russian Hill. Ideal for working off a pasta dinner. Ascend Vallejo toward Mason St; stairs rise toward Jones...
The scenic route down from Ina Coolbrith Park – via steep stairs, past gravity-defying wooden cottages – is so charming, it looks like...
Good Luck Parking Garage
Each parking spot at this garage comes with fortune-cookie wisdom stenciled onto the asphalt: 'The time is right to make new friends' or...
Beach Blanket Babylon
Snow White searches for Prince Charming in San Francisco: what could possibly go wrong? The Disney-spoof musical-comedy cabaret has been...
Lai Hong Lounge
Like a greatest-hits album, Lai Hong's menu features remastered dim sum classics: properly plump shrimp dumplings, crisp Peking duck,...
Vallejo & Taylor Sts · interesting places nearby
Ina Coolbrith Park information
On San Francisco's literary scene, all roads eventually lead to Ina Coolbrith, California's first poet laureate; colleague of Mark Twain and Ansel Adams; mentor to Jack London, Isadora Duncan, George Sterling and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and lapsed Mormon (she kept secret that her uncle was Mormon-prophet Joseph Smith). The tiny park is a fitting honor – long on romance and exclamation-inspiring vistas. Climb past gardens, decks and flower-framed apartments, and when fog blows, listen for the whooshing in the treetops.