Pastel-Colored Buildings and Marina-Front Lawns
When organizers selected the Marina District as the site of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition World’s Fair, they did it with good reason. In addition to the enviable waterfront location, they unveiled the Palace of Fine Arts which remains in its original location. The neoclassical style Roman rotunda atop Corinthian columns is one of the most romantic spots in San Francisco, surrounded by tall grass, eucalyptus plants and a beautiful lagoon. Head to Chestnut Street for grade-A shopping from national retailers as well as local boutiques, numerous coffee shops and quaint cafes. At Fort Mason, the military complex-turned-arts and culture hub, houses unique cultural museums and annual events.