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Embarcadero Skyway - SF Walking Tour

Website: Date: August 13, 2017 Sunday 2PM Rating: 4 out 5 Stars Tour Duration: Around 1.15 hours. We finished around 3.15 Walking difficulty: Not much of a walk, this is prolly the shortest for me. Feedback: Quite interesting that there is such an "urban oasis" in the Embarcadero Center Area. Seems like  a Sky Garden/Bridge connecting various buildings. Really nice. Bently Reserve, Formerly Federal Reserve Bldg 400 Sansome Street If you go thru the side street and take the stairs, you can see the back of this building, and you can notice that the Portico is actually not attached to the building.  This was actually annexed later.   Early 90s Boston properties bought is as part of Embarcadero and added the portico.  This is actually a thing about two things about SF's preservation laws:  Anything added can't touch the original building can't pretend to be like the originals Ur

Club Land San Francisco Tour

Image " Some older tourist guide books from the mid 20th century refer to the area between Nob Hill, Union Square, and the Financial District as Club Land or Club Row. The heyday of these social clubs was from the late 19th century up to the Great Depression. There were clubs for men, women, and a huge range of social, ethnic, and interest groups. They all took pride in a handsome club house. After the Second World War, society and its clubs changed into a more mixed and uneven phenomenon. Some clubs disappeared, others adapted, and a small number remained just as powerful and exclusive as ever. This tour includes 11 buildings, starting on Nob Hill and ending at Union Square. On Saturdays, whenever possible, we will go inside one of the clubs, so please observe an informal but appropriate dress code ." What is good about the tour: You see all the various clubs around the area (outside at least) and get to know tidbit of their hist