We recently visited Sutro Baths in San Francisco. This remarkable site, now in ruins, holds a fascinating past.
The Sutro Baths, built in the late 19th century by Adolph Sutro, a former mayor of San Francisco, were once the world’s largest indoor swimming pool establishment. Designed with grandeur, the baths featured seven different pools with varying temperatures, accommodating thousands of visitors at a time. Originally, these baths were a luxurious destination, complete with a museum, concert hall, and various amenities. However, they declined after Sutro’s death, eventually burning down in 1966. Today, the ruins of the Sutro Baths stand as a hauntingly beautiful reminder of their glorious past.
The site, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is open to everyone. Visitors can explore the ruins, walk along the trails, and enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
The place is a popular spot for photographers, history enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike.