|The Columbarium in San Francisco is located on a hidden court. Built in 1898 for the internment of cremated ashes, this four story historical landmark neo-classical building features intricate stained glass, mosaic floors and a breathtaking dome which creates an elegant setting. You will be taken on a pilgrimage of this very unique setting by the Columbarium's caretaker who has been there almost three decades and knows and respects its "residents" and their families.|
Then, take a walk on the wild side. Your local expert will give you an extensive walking exploration of Land's End, where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean. You will discover Sutro Heights, the Land's End Visitor's Center, Sutro Baths, the Camera Obscura, the Cliff House, a Dutch windmill in Golden Gate Park, and WPA murals.
Sutro Heights is an 18-acre park that was once the estate of Adolph Sutro, land developer and former mayor of San Francisco. Land's End essentially belonged to Adolph Sutro as he also built the Cliff House and Sutro Baths.
Opened in 1886, the Sutro Baths were much more than the largest indoor swimming pool. Beyond the six salt water and one fresh water pools, the facility also had a museum, an amphitheater, club rooms, hundreds of private dressing rooms, and an ice skating rink! All that remains today are the ruins.
The Cliff House is a restaurant that has gone through five incarnations and is now part of the National Park Service. Step into the Cliff House and learn about its history starting in 1863. Then step into the Camera Obscura and discover the technology that predates the modern photography of the 1800s.
Proceed down the hill and onto the Great Highway. Step into Golden Gate Park and marvel at the Dutch Windmill. Finally, walk through the WPA murals painted by Lucien Labaudt in 1935-37. Entitled "San Francisco Life," the murals feature four spots in San Francisco, forever popular with visitors: the beach, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf and the Marina.