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This attractive sun terrace is just one of the city's many POPO's (Privately Owned Public Outdoor Spaces). As it is far above street level, not many people know about this delightful rooftop garden. Full of plants, flowers, trees and plenty of seating, this is a great spot to enjoy a nice lunch or just take in a little sun.
This public plaza is located right in the Financial District. All kinds of architectural features make this urban plaza and park truly unique and pleasant. Come sit and relax amongst the trees, grass, modern fountain. The plaza is slightly sunken from street level, so you can try to forget about the hoards of business people streaming by above.
This private museum, established in 1984 by the Bank of Canton, features Pacific Rim art, culture, and historic exhibits. Learn more about the Pacific Rim economic history. View sculptures and paintings by renowned and emerging artists. The 10,000 square feet of this Embarcadero District museum resides in the historic US Sub treasury Building, which was used as a U.S. Mint until 1874. Find featured exhibits that are periodically rotated as well as permanent displays. Free admission.
Colorful murals and tile mosaics cover this five-story building. Buddha's Universal Church was constructed by hand as an act of faith in 1961. This beautiful temple is a center of worship for San Francisco's Buddhist population. Its roof garden affords a panoramic view of the city while the interior is serenely lovely, decorated with traditional Buddhist motifs. The church is open, free of charge, to visitors on the second and fourth Sundays of the month excepting the months of February and March.
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 rooftop garden and terrace is one of the Financial District's best kept secrets, as it is located on the 15th floor of an office building, but rest assured it is actually open to the public. Incredibly popular with the lunchtime crowd, the terrace is covered in plentiful seating, colorful flowers, trees, plants and even an obelisk! The perfect place to literally rise above the hustle and bustle of the city, surrounded by nature and splendid views.