Architecture / Featured

San Francisco’s Spooky Abandoned Sutro Baths

Crumbling stairways at San Francisco’s Sutro Baths.

The Sutro Baths opened to the public in 1896, when the west side of San Francisco was a vast region of all-but-unpopulated sand dunes.  The sprawling indoor swimming complex was the pet project of Adolph Sutro, a wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of San Francisco who became widely known as a …

Arts & Culture / San Francisco

Untapped Contributor: Vanessa Chan

Every week, we highlight one of our 250+ Untapped Cities contributors worldwide. This week, we’re featuring Vanessa Chan, an Untapped city correspondent based in San Francisco.

What’s your “day job”?

I am corporate public relations person. In theory, I fix and spin corporate scandals. In practice, I write a lot of memos.

What’s your favorite Untapped spot in …

Food & Drink / San Francisco

Off The Grid SF: Community Building Through Food Trucks

The street food scene has become an increasingly popular fixture in the Bay Area. Unlike similar mobile food markets in Portland (called “pods” ) and LA, street food regulations in San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area make it challenging for local entrepreneurs to get their food on the move. For example, in …