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Yerba Buena Gardens

Along with its manicured lawns, sculptures, performance spaces and museums, Yerba Buena Gardens hosts the $56 million Rooftop, an area devoted to San Francisco's youth, which includes a 130,000-square-foot children's garden, child-development center, bowling alley, ice-skating rink and Zeum, an art and technology center for kids. Completing the Rooftop is the 93-year-old, hand-carved Charles Looff carousel originally from San Francisco's Playland at the Beach.

Of course, there are also indoor recreation options in San Francisco for less outdoorsy types. At the edge of Yerba Buena Gardens is Sony Metreon, which opened its doors in 1999. With more than 350,000 square feet of shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, interactive arcades and attractions, Metreon has fast established itself as a major recreation destination in the city's SoMa district. Visit "the most concentrated arts district west of the Hudson River" (Newsweek), with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and other galleries and museums. Experience the moving Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Find plenty to do after the convention at Moscone Center.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
The internationally acclaimed Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents exploratory contemporary arts and entertainment that reflect the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse population through presentations by local, national and international artists. Program areas include Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Film / Video and Education. The Center is comprised of two landmark buildings: the galleries and forum building and the theater.

Address / Phone: 701 Third Street, Ph. 415- 978- 270,

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