We started the next day by taking a bus to Alamo Square, famous for its historic Victorian ‘Painted Ladies’ houses.
We then walked to the Haight-Ashbury district, the birthplace of hippie counterculture.
I rented a bike again to explore the Golden Gate Park, with its hundres of gardens and attractions connected by wooden paths and paved roads.
Conservatory of Flowers
Japanese Tea Garden
Exiting the park, I pedalled on to the Sutro Bath ruins – this used to be a public saltwater swimming pool complex that was burned down in 1966.