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Are you an art enthusiast? Spend some time touring the Mircus Gallery. This San Francisco-based place is focused on featuring incredible contemporary art by upcoming and mid-career artists. Walk around the gallery trying to gauge the emotions and sentiment behind the artworks. There are regular exhibitions held in the gallery showcasing the fine work from different artists. Mircus Gallery is a beautiful place for all art lovers who can connect with the different facets of contemporary art and have the ability to appreciate the strange and the quirky.
A walk through the alleys of what is known to be San Francisco's pioneering neighborhood, the Mission District, is where the graffiti movement all began. The Latino community that called this place home back in the 1970s brought along the unique tradition to The City by the Bay. The artistic expressions began as an outrage against human rights violations in Central America and the murals depicted today continue to be inspired by social and political occurrences the world over. Balmy Alley keeps the city's heritage rich and diverse with paintings on building walls, garage doors, fences and facades. Clarion Alley followed suit, thus contributing to the district's epicenter status of the San Franciscan custom.
San Francisco is on the map for one of the fanciest infrastructural building Salesforce Transit Center in South Market and located on the roof of the building is Salesforce Park. The park is a great avenue for recreational activities and leisure. A kids playground, open roof amphitheater which can accommodate up to 1000 people and tiny water fountains that works on sensors. If that isn’t enough then come and take a stroll around the park’s walking trails which circles around its four blocks radius and is covered with 13 botanical gardens. You will experience the tranquility of nature amongst this manmade wilderness and a break from the concrete jungle below.
Tucked away amidst the houses of Seward Street is a set of concrete slides. The slides were built upon the designs of Kim Clark, who was only 14 years old at that time. What was once a vacant lot is today a mini park that thrills and delights children and adults alike. At the center of the park lies a pair of steep concrete slides that are perfect to be enjoyed by the entire family. Laugh till your sides ache and bask in the after-glow of the adrenaline rush that is sure to engulf you as you slide down the Seward Street slides. The park is open daily during daylight hours, and all adults must be accompanied by a child. You will find a few cardboard boxes at the park to ride down the slides, however you are always welcome to bring your own along.
This picturesque stretch of Lombard Street has eight tight turns on a single block. They twist at very acute angles, making for very slow going if you are in a car. Although, oddly enough, cars were the reason for designing the street this way back in 1922. The idea was that this design would make it easier for them to negotiate the steep 16% grade. The drive is usually bumper-to-bumper and in the summertime, there is almost always a line of cars waiting to take the drive down. That being said, going for a stroll along this landmark is a good option, especially when the hydrangeas along the sidewalk are in bloom.
Cupid's Span is located on the waterfront near the Bay Bridge in the magnificent Rincon Park on the Embarcadero. The structure is 60 feet high and is made up of painted fiber glass and stainless steel. Designed by two Swedish artists, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, this eye-catchy piece of work is a major attraction in the park.