An Urban Hiker's Guide to SF: Five Cool Spots to Explore on Foot

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An Urban Hiker's Guide to SF: Five Cool Spots to Explore on Foot An Urban Hiker's Guide to SF: Five Cool Spots to Explore on Foot
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An Urban Hiker's Guide to SF: Five Cool Spots to Explore on Foot

by Hunter Franks

June 27, 2013

It’s easy to miss the hidden wonders of San Francisco in the daily bustle of the urban metropolis. Last month, the GOOD San Francisco team got people together to slow things down to the original mode of transportation—walking.


Plaza at 555 Mission Street
A playful sculpture dominates this plaza that extends between Mission and Minna Streets. While it's paved mostly in black granite, when you're facing Minna Street, you get a beautiful contrast of green Ginko trees with wooden benches underneath.


Lotta Fountain
According to Atlas Obscura, the Lotta Foundain, which can be found at the corner of Market, Geary and Kearny streets in San Francisco, "is a twenty-four foot cast iron sculpture, painted bronze and adorned with lion's heads, griffins, and other ornaments. The fountain has survived earthquakes, fires and attempts to move it to Golden Gate Park, and in the process has become San Francisco's oldest surviving monument. In many ways the fountain, which has played a central role in many of the city's greatest events, tells the story of San Francisco itself."

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