Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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  • Front view of the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Entrance to the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Seats all around the park.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • The lagoon surrounding the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Walkway around the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Plenty of birds in the area.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Some birds try to hide.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Part of the walkway behind the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Swan in the lagoon near the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Right side of the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • The ceiling of the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Architectural detail along the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Center floor of the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Fountain to the left of the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
  • Left side of the Palace of Fine Arts.- Palace of Fine Arts
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Dog friendly. Relaxed environment.
Cons: 
Parking. Big crowds.
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Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Points of Interest:
Historical landmark, Other
Other point of interest: 
Bird Watching
Site Seeing
Dogs allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
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Partly cloudy until afternoon.
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Partly cloudy in the morning.
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Mon

Partly cloudy in the morning.
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Tue

Partly cloudy overnight.
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Wed

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and it is one of the few structures to avoid demolition after the event. In 1962 a non-profit was established to restore the Palace. Today The Palace of Fine Arts stands tall honoring all those who contributed to the restoring and success of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. 

The Palace still host many concerts, dance productions, community and corporate meetings, as well as other special events. The Palace has 962 seats to accommodate these events. The facility has a Meyer Sound system that projects great sound into the auditorium. It also has standard lights and a few moving lights that work well for dances, there is even a sprung floor surface. The Interior of the facility has good seats with plenty of room making it a comfortable environment.

The Palace of Fine Arts is an astounding attraction in San Francisco whether you’re looking for a place to relax, walk your dog, or enjoy an event

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