There are many attractions available in and around San Bruno and below you’ll find two of our guest favorites:
The De Young Museum
The De Young museum already built previously in 1895 but it was again rebuilt in 2005. The de Young museum features American, African and Oceanic art from the 17th through the 21st centuries. Originally built in Golden Gate park in 1895, the re-opening showcases integration of architecture and natural landscape within the museum grounds. The showcases consists of Modern and Contemporary art, International Textiles and Costumes, Decorative Arts and Crafts, Priceless collections of American Art, 6th visited art museum in North America. The de Young Museum is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, where it was originally a Fine Arts Museum constructed for the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. After undergoing sever damage from the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, a newly rebuilt de Young Museum, designed by the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, opened in 2005. This new design allows you to take a stroll through the sculpture garden of historic elements from the previous de Young structure. The ninth-floor Observation Level of the de Young’s Hamon Tower offers breathtaking 360-degree views of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.
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The day of opening is Tuesdays to Sundays where the time is 9:30 am to 5:15 pm. The museum timing from late March to November is 8:45 pm. It is closed Monday. There is new exhibition going on which started from January 17, 2015 by Janet Delaney: South of Market. The last date of the exhibition is July 19, 2015. This exhibition is particularly relevant to the Bay Area, relating the history of the San Francisco neighborhoods through time via photographs from the 1970’s-80. After witnessing the displacement of poor and elderly residents residing in a hotel in the South of Market neighborhood through demolition during a period of redevelopment, Janet Delaney was moved to document the effects.
Behind Aquatic park is where you’ll find Ghirardelli Square. This attraction is a nice romantic area to walk about to go shopping for souvenoirs. You can prefer a nice dinner with the view of the San Francisco Bay, and to go for a pleasant walk along the shores. You can take Picture here with the view of the Square from the shores. There are many restaurants available here in which few of best are McCormick and Culettos, a nice touristy restaurant where you can eat Cioppino (a San Franciscan Italian Dish) with Sourdough bread and enjoy an amazing view of the Bay. During May, you’ll see many young teenagers dressed up as this is the time of the Senior and Junior Proms, high school traditions where kids dress up and go out dancing. Know more about Ghirardelli Square.
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Around Xmas time, it is beautifully lit up with colored lights and decorations. The peaceful brick walkways are wonderfully designed and if you have a sweet tooth can get in the long lines with tourists to purchase one of the various chocolate ice cream dishes they serve there. On Sunday afternoons and late mornings, you may come across a group of Caribbean Looking fellows spontaneously meeting to provide some nice bongo latin percussion. You can also go to the Buena Vista bar, incidentally two movies were filmed in that bar, “When A Man Loves a Woman” where Meg Ryan’s character meets Andy Garcia, and “Your, Mine, and Ours” where the widower man play by Henry Fonda with 8 children goes on a date with the widowed woman he met on Alameda Base (Lucille Ball) for a drink. There are lots of things to do in and around this area.
Stay at the Howard Johnson hotel near San Francisco International Airport offering complimentary Breakfast and High Speed Internet and witness the beauty of San Bruno and San Francisco. The luxurious rooms of our San Francisco Airport hotel are fully equipped with Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board, Coffee / Tea Maker, Microwave / Refrigerator, Expandable cable T.V., internet connection, free WiFi and many other amenities. Make your hotel reservation in San Bruno. Check out more on attractions near San Bruno.