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There’s No Attraction In The World Like This One In San Francisco

No, we’re not talking about the Golden Gate. Or Alcatraz. Or even the cable cars. No, this attraction is actually abandoned… and maybe even haunted. So, why in the heck would you want to go here? Located at Lands End, at the foot of the Pacific, the Sutro Baths ruins have an incredible history and are absolutely breathtaking.

Entrepreneur and 24th mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro left his mark throughout many parts of San Francisco, especially around the western edge of the city. In the 1890s he built a new Cliff House, along with Sutro Baths, just below his estate atop the bluffs looking out onto the Pacific. Sutro also built a rail line so people could easily get to the baths. Check out this incredible footage of the train from 1902!

After exploring this unique San Francisco attraction, we highly recommend taking this hike, which will lead you to another one-of-a-kind attraction.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (bigandsmalltravel.com).