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Sutro Baths

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Neighbourhood: The Richmond
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Address: Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA
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Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District...

Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House.

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This was very breathtaking to see. I couldn't imagine ever taking a bath outdoors but to each its own.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the ruins was interesting and very physically challenging. The history behind them is fascinating and of a very different time. As I saw all the graffiti and people walking everywhere, I was very saddened that care is not being taken to keep this piece of history safe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very breathtaking to see. I couldn't imagine ever taking a bath outdoors but to each its own.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place....walk all over....something different around every corner...do you research before visiting...go to be there (along the coast) at sunset....also go up top (where Sutro had his estate/house-near the street where the bus drops you off) for the overall view ...... cold.hungry, thirsty....stop at Cliff House Bistro ....a beautiful combination visit....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Adolph Sutro, the engineer that designed and built the Sutro Tunnel in Virginia City to drain the Comstock Load mines and later became the mayor of San Francisco, built the Sutro Baths for the citizens of San Francisco. In 1890 he awarded a $500 prize for design of the Baths that would accommodate 10,000 persons and eventually cost 250,000 to... More 

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Azusa, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These ruins have a lot of interesting history and are beautiful to see at sunset. I would definitely recommend going to see them on your visit.

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sutro baths is by the beach and used to be the pool used till 1909 mishap happen. It's beautiful view from parking lot. If you go to restaurant next to tourist office you will find paintings of how it used to look before it got destroyed. Not sure why it was not rebuilt. It leads to a trail so if... More 

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little slice of San Francisco of the olden days, when a family outing would include a day at the baths. The facility was huge, with slides and heated pools, restaurants, and every amenity you would want for a day's entertainment. The ruins are picturesque, and deserve a good look.

Thank DonaldYokum
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking to find food we stumbled onto this area. It's interesting to see how the water has withered away the structure. Located beside the baths are caves that water splashes into. We were able to safely take all 3 children through the caves. It's worth the visit and a great way to walk off a meal.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Europe and this was just as lovely as the things we've seen there. VERY interesting! The trees along the drive leading to the viewpoint are absolutely wonderful. Very unique to the area.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was a long time before I really knew much about the Sutro Baths. I became aware of this place after visiting a few businesses and seeing a picture of this massive swimming and sauna facility on the wall. After looking at the title of the picture and doing some homework, it was when I realized that this photo was... More 

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