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Visiting Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco

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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Explore the Wonders the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Has to Offer!

Explore the Wonders the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Has to Offer!

Palace Games

Palace Games

The Palace Games offers distinctive games and immersive experiences crafted for bonding with friends, team building, birthday celebrations, and other special events. The Palace of Fine Arts 100th anniversary also gave way to the creation of an extraordinary 'escape room” on site that came to be known as the Great Houdini Escape Room. In 2016, two more rooms were opened to wit: The Roosevelt Escape Room and Escape the Palace. Feel free to roam and enjoy the games they offer for a recommended period of two hours. Since it has a rich historical background, you will surely love the games and the ambiance it offers.

Palace Rotunda

Palace Rotunda

The Palace of Fine Arts was designed by Maybeck has an impression of the Greco-Roman ruin. It was crafted to eventually be a genuine ruin, which it did become at a certain point in history. Though it was restored, the architectural concept was sustained though only one pavilion still stands up to this day. With the presence of the picturesque lake and extensive garden, there is no doubt why some couples chose this destination as a wedding venue. Aside from the fact that it feels like you have traveled to the past, the Palace Rotunda is also an amazingly picturesque spot.

Exhibition Center

Exhibition Center

The Palace of Fine Arts was designed by Maybeck has an impression of the Greco-Roman ruin. It was crafted to eventually be a genuine ruin, which it did become at a certain point in history. Though it was restored, the architectural concept was sustained though only one pavilion still stands up to this day. With the presence of the picturesque lake and extensive garden, there is no doubt why some couples chose this destination as a wedding venue. Aside from the fact that it feels like you have traveled to the past, the Palace Rotunda is also an amazingly picturesque spot.

Stone Pillars and Swan Lake

Stone Pillars and Swan Lake

Since there is no admission fee in the palace unless you are going to watch a show or avail an activity, you can spend your time gazing in awe at the magnificent stone pillars supporting the palace! Watching beautiful swans on the immediate lake also adds to the overall ambiance. It is a tranquil place that offers a relaxing view and atmosphere. This is certainly a romantic place to visit with your significant other.

Golden Gate Promenade

Golden Gate Promenade

The Golden Gate Promenade is located less than half a kilometer away from the Palace of Fine Arts. You can enjoy certain physical activities like walking, running, or biking on this path with remarkable views of the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Alcatraz.

Marina Green

Marina Green

Located just beside the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, the Marina Green is a great place to immerse in local activities and get to know the locals of within the area. We cannot imagine a better place to people watch. You can also do fun physical activities like volleyball, kite flying, beach walking, sunrise or sunset watching, jogging, and roller skating. Do not forget to completely take in the great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The palace is the venue for different shows throughout the year. The theater has 22 rows and the prices vary depending on your desired seat and event. You can buy tickets thru this website or by calling 1-844-753-8364 (call toll free). Ticket prices typically range anywhere from $54 to $200. But if you are not going to watch a show and merely roam and admire the beauty of the palace, it is utterly free!

How To Get Around?

Since the palace is practically a huge courtyard, you can explore the place according to your desired pace. Just explore on foot and you will inevitably find something interesting.

What Should I Wear?

Since it is a given that you are going to take photos while in this historic place, we highly recommend that you wear your best yet the most comfortable clothes. If you are attending a show, please check to see if there is a dress code.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Palace of Fine Arts might be open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is in spring or autumn. These seasons offer cool but pleasant temperatures so you can simply sit back and relax for as long as you want.

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Will I Need a Guide?

Since there are a lot of online resources at your disposal, you do not necessarily need a guide to enjoy what the Palace of Fine Arts has to offer. We recommend reading up on blogs and websites so that you can use your money on tickets and other forms of recreation.

How To Get There?

The Palace of Fine Arts is located at 3301 Marina St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA. It is located only two and a half miles away from the west of Fisherman's Wharf. You can get there via Muni by bus lines no. 22, 8, 30, 41, 43, or 45. Take note that these vehicles operate from 6 am to 9 pm. You can call Muni at 415-673-6864.

Additional Info

Did you know that The Palace of Fine Arts has been used as the shooting location for several films? The list includes The View (1958) and Twisted (1958). It is also reportedly the inspiration behind the design of Amidala's imperial residence in the movie Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999).

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