San Francisco is not Chicago, fabled for structural masterpieces. But it is studded with good, urban buildings, a heartening number of them from the past 15 years. Here are 10 worth seeking out.
Three proposals for cultural institutions are competing to be chosen as worthy of the spectacular, but currently underutilized, site, which is now home to a sporting goods store.
The Bay Area has 275 significant parks with 7,500 miles of trails, 25 waterfalls, a dozen mountain peaks with stellar lookouts, 10 redwood forests, 45 lakes with public access, 20 fishing piers, 100 miles of ocean frontage with dozens of secluded beaches, the bay and its open waters. Here are the top 10 parks and recreation destinations.
Alcatraz Island is famous mainly for one thing: its prison. But it’s also a good place to lay eggs.
Fifty years ago, the notorious Alcatraz prison shut its gate behind guard Jim Albright as he escorted the last inmate off the island on March 21, 1963.