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This non-profit center features some of the best contemporary art in the entire country! Featuring artwork from around the world, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts has rotating exhibits and often hosts lectures. This center seeks to promote and expand contemporary art. For a real treat, make a reservation for a guided tour.
Young creativity is blossoming inside this space-age glass and metal cone. The Children's Creativity Museum is the place for budding kid and teen artists to hone their skills while also discovering new ones. Visual, media and performing artists are always on hand to interact with the museum's visitors. Children are encouraged to help with projects, including stop-motion animation, digital photography, and the cutting-edge, new media form of web casting. Do not miss the Charles Loof carousel (circa 1906); its hand-carved wooden animals have been restored to their original baroque perfection. There is also a theater on the premises used for various performances of different genres that stem outside the children's genre. This place is wonderful fun for the whole family.
The beautiful, bejeweled LeRoy King Carousel at the Children's Creativity Museum is seen by both children and adults with a spark of wonder in their eyes. The animals of the merry-go-round, which were delicately carved more than a century ago, spin and elicit sheer delight. With its inviting fairy tale-like decor, the attraction is very popular among people of all ages.
A famous religious building, located at 999 Eddy Street in San Francisco, Saint Paulus Lutheran Church has major tourist as well as historical significance. Built towards the end of the 19th century, this church was almost completely destroyed in a fire that engulfed the entire structure in November, 1995. It was not rebuilt and instead converted into a community garden. The erstwhile church had a wooden facade that looked almost identical to the Chartres Cathedral in France.
Have a dandy day at Candytopia, a four-month pop-up art installation in San Francisco. The cheery and colorful exterior is just a hint at what’s waiting inside and Candytopia San Francisco is an ultimate paradise for candy connoisseurs. Dedicated solely to the true love of candies, Candytopia goes a step ahead and fulfills all your childhood dreams of jumping on a bed of marshmallows, to witnessing unicorns and pigs built entirely from the scratch with jellybeans. With the sheer number of impressive art installations inside, you can make a whole day out of visiting Candytopia.
Dolores Park is one of the main hot spots in San Francisco and is the major meet-up place for many citizens. Though it is not very large, it attracts crowds of people and the beautiful views make it worth the visit. Recreational resources include a few tennis courts, basketball courts, two soccer fields and a children's playground, but most of all Dolores Park is often used as a venue for special events such as movies in the park. Its surrounding area is known for some of San Francisco's major culinary attractions: Delfina, Pizzeria Delfina and the Tartine Bakery. It is also a great place to chill with some ice cream from the Bi-Rite Creamery. Saturday hang-outs in the park are often events themselves and it's always packed on weekends. Given its location, it's almost always sunny; the famous fog knows better than to ruin the oasis that is Dolores Park. Whether you choose to sit in Dog Beach, Hipster Beach, Speedo Ridge or partake in actual activity at the playground or tennis courts you are sure to have an unforgettable time.