{sf} former sutro baths

September 19, 2016

I had no idea there were such things as the Sutro Baths in San Francisco until recently when I was looking up free things to do in the City. Apparently between 1896 and 1966, the Sutro Baths was a public saltwater swimming pool complex that was famous for being the largest of its kind in the entire world. This all came to an end in 1966 when the place burned down. Luckily for us, the ruins are still located in the Outer Richmond District right by the ocean and it’s free to walk around and visit these ruins if you happen to be by Ocean Beach or are getting ready to explore the Lands End area.

Technically this area is now a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is operated by the National Park Service (NPS). My favorite part of visiting these ruins was walking through the long tunnel next to the concrete wall ruins and seeing the waves crashing against the rocks on the other end. What a sight!

A bathing photo adventure:

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One Response to “{sf} former sutro baths”

  1. attrace said

    So cool! Need to go here too!

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