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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco

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#1 of 806 in Nightlife in California
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Built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre was one of the only constructions kept intact after the world fair. Locals were so impressed with the architecture, they campaigned to preserve the structure. Take in the elegant rotunda, the Greek-style colonnades, and the lagoon, where you can see a clear reflection of the building. Here you can relax in the company of swans, ducks, geese, turtles, and frogs. The palace hosts a variety of art exhibits, concerts, films, and theatrical performances throughout the year. Check online to see if any events here line up with your visit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and many more San Francisco attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Francisco visit planning app.
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  • This was the location that my daughter and son-in-law selected for their wedding. The weather and venue were perfect. The grounds are beautiful, well worth a visit. 
    This was the location that my daughter and son-in-law selected for their wedding. The weather and venue were perfect. The grounds are beautiful, well worth a visit.  more »
  • The grandeur of this place is spellbinding and breathtaking. Even though it is devoid of much activity within the premises, prepare to visit for at least an hour to take in its striking beauty. It is....  more
    The grandeur of this place is spellbinding and breathtaking. Even though it is devoid of much activity within the premises, prepare to visit for at least an hour to take in its striking beauty. It is....  more »
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  • The wonderful hilly roads leading to The Palace of Fine Arts already provide a glimpse of what's in store. This place has different entry points all around the place. Various different sculptures, statues, towering pillars and water bodies around the place perfectly compliment each other and totally justifying it's name. This not only reminds us of the past but with a bit of help from weather gods acts as a perfect setting for photography enthusiasts. If you want to spend a quality family time please do consider to visit The Palace of Fine Arts. There are designated parking lots around the place but otherwise also plenty of roadside lots available.
  • Incredible place to walk around at night. Very romantic. Lots of instgramers and tourists at all hours of the day, but that is to be expected. The Palace itself has been home to everything from museum exhibits to real life tech accelerators. It’s an interesting place with an interesting history. The Palace is also near to Chrissy field as well and you can even walk/jog along the beaches and across the Golden Gate Bridge if you’re up for 3-4 mile hike.

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