Martijn's Saved Places
New Year Apocalypse 2012 is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

1. New Year Apocalypse 2012

Anywhere!, The World!
Arts and Entertainment · 116 tips and reviews
Poor Italian Trattoria is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

2. Poor Italian Trattoria

6.9
3296 E 1st Ave (at Rupert St), Vancouver, BC
Italian Restaurant · Hastings-Sunrise · 8 tips and reviews

Metro NewsMetro News: Rustic and robust Italian fare — no frills here. Try the creamy oyster soup, huge seafood risotto, veal saltimbocca and lamb rack (our fave), and the creamy/crisp lemon millefoglie for dessert. Read more.

RingCentral Coliseum is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

3. RingCentral Coliseum

7.6
7000 Coliseum Way (btwn 66th Ave & Hegenberger Rd), Oakland, CA
Baseball Stadium · Central East Oakland · 266 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The stadium has hosted Oakland Raiders football between 1966-81 &1995-today, & Oakland A's baseball since 1968. On May 1, 1991, Rickey Henderson stole his 939th career base becoming an all-time leader

Oracle Park is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

4. Oracle Park

9.2
24 Willie Mays Plz (at King & 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Baseball Stadium · South Beach · 479 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This ballpark has been home to the San Francisco Giants since it opened in 2000. Barry Bonds passed Babe Ruth on the all-time list when he hit his 715th home run here on May 28th, 2006.

City Lights Bookstore is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

5. City Lights Bookstore

9.1
261 Columbus Ave (at Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Bookstore · Chinatown · 130 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1956 founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti published Alan Ginsberg's beatnik classic poem "Howl", and faced obscenity charges for it. In a landmark ruling, the poem was protected by the First Amendment.

Double Play Bar & Grill is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

6. Double Play Bar & Grill

5.8
2401 16th St (at Bryant St), San Francisco, CA
Sports Bar · Mission District · 22 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Operating since 1909, the Double Play is one of the few visible reminders of the long-gone San Francisco Seals, a baseball team from the Pacific Coast League.

Farnsworth Steps is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

7. Farnsworth Steps

Willard St (at Edgewood Ave), San Francisco, CA
Hiking Trail · Parnassus Heights · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television, had these steps dedicated in his honor near the house he lived in while he was developing the first all-electric "television system" in the late 1920s.

Farnsworth's Green Street Lab is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

8. Farnsworth's Green Street Lab

202 Green St (at Sansome St), San Francisco, CA
Historic and Protected Site · Northern Waterfront · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Born in 1906, Philo Farnsworth demonstrated his first all-electric television system in the late 1920s & received the patent in 1930. Over his life he would earn more than 300 U.S. and foreign patents

Lefty O'Doul's is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

9. Lefty O'Doul's

333 Geary St (Powell), San Francisco, CA
Pub · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 118 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Lefty O'Doul hit .349 in an 11-year Major League career. He's best remembered for playing for & later managing the Seals. One of the Seals he managed was Joe DiMaggio He opened this restaurant in 1958

Candlestick Park is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

10. Candlestick Park

490 Jamestown Ave, San Francisco, CA
Football Stadium · 104 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opening in 1960, Candlestick Park is one of the NFL's older arenas. It has been home of the San Francisco 49ers since 1971 and on Aug. 29, 1966, the Beatles played their last-ever U.S. concert here.

Seals Stadium is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

11. Seals Stadium

16th St (at Bryant St), San Francisco, CA
Monument · Mission District · 3 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Seals were a Pacific Coast League baseball team from 1903-57, and they played here from 1931-57. The most famous Seal is undoubtedly Joe DiMaggio, who hit in 61 straight games for the 1933 Seals.

The Westin St. Francis on Union Square is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

12. The Westin St. Francis on Union Square

7.9
335 Powell St (at Post St), San Francisco, CA
Hotel · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 173 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Silent film comic Fatty Arbuckle's career crashed down when a party he hosted at this hotel resulted in the death of young actress Virginia Rappe in 1921. President Ford was also shot at here in 1975.

13. McElroy Octagon House

San Francisco, CA
Home (private) · Union Street · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: The Octagon House was built by William McElroy in 1861. His letter "To Future Ages" and newspapers accompanying it, which were discovered in a box under the stairs during restoration, are on display.

Camera Obscura & Holograph Gallery is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

14. Camera Obscura & Holograph Gallery

7.4
1096 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Scenic Lookout · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Camera Obscura was built by Floyd Jennings in 1946 as an attraction for nearby Playland-at-the-Beach. About 10 years later, the building was modified to look like a camera that a tourist left behind.

Castro Camera is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

15. Castro Camera

575 Castro St, San Francisco, CA
Gift Store · Castro · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Castro Camera was operated by Harvey Milk from 1972 until his assassination in 1978. During the 1970s the store became the center of the area's gay community as well as campaign headquarters for Milk.

Fort Point National Historic Site is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

16. Fort Point National Historic Site

9.1
Marine Dr (at West Bluff Dr), San Francisco, CA
Historic and Protected Site · Presidio National Park · 78 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1853 and 1861 to prevent entrance of a hostile fleet into San Francisco Bay and was occupied in WWII in order to protect the Bay.

Aquatic Park is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

17. Aquatic Park

8.7
960 Beach St (at Polk St), San Francisco, CA
Park · 37 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1939, the park was a result of President Roosevelt's policy of providing jobs to architects & artists during the Great Depression & was featured in the 1971 Clint Eastwood film Dirty Harry.

3rd Street (Lefty O'Doul) Bridge is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

18. 3rd Street (Lefty O'Doul) Bridge

3rd St (over China Basin), San Francisco, CA
Bridge · Mission Bay · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Lefty O'Doul hit .349 in an 11-year Major League career. This bridge bears his name, a testament of the impact he made on this community. O'Doul was born in San Francisco in 1897 and died here in 1969

Alcatraz Island is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

19. Alcatraz Island

9.3
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco Bay), San Francisco, CA
Historic and Protected Site · 503 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Robert Stroud, "The Birdman of Alcatraz" spent 17 years in cell #42. Segregated from the prisoners, he turned to birds for company. He was the inspiration for the 1962 movie starring Burt Lancaster.

Golden Gate Bridge is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

20. Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Brg S, San Francisco, CA
Bridge · 817 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, & has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and CA.

Central Embarcadero Piers is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

21. Central Embarcadero Piers

The Embarcadero (at Market St), San Francisco, CA
Harbor or Marina · Northern Waterfront · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1918, the San Francisco waterfront piers played a crucial role in the Pacific theater during WWII. San Fran's waterfront became a military logistics center in support of the Pacific theater.

First Bank is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

22. First Bank

460 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA
Bank · Financial District · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: From 1908 to 1921, this eight story, Second Renaissance Revival structure in San Francisco's financial district served as headquarters for Bank of Italy (later renamed Bank of America).

23. Bank of America ATM

1450 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA
ATM · Outer Sunset · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: On April 15, 1974 kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst took part in the robbery of the Hibernia Bank that once occupied this location The robbers drove off with more than $10,000 after injuring 2 bystanders

24. Patty Hearst House

37 Northridge Rd, San Francisco, CA
Historic and Protected Site · Hunters Point · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: Patty Hearst spent her first week in captivity in this house in Feb. 1974 as a prisoner of urban revolutionaries who called themselves the "Symbionese Liberation Army." She would later join the SLA.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

25. The Walt Disney Family Museum

8.9
104 Montgomery St (Presidio of San Francisco), San Francisco, CA
Museum · Presidio National Park · 122 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened on October 1, 2009, the museum features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. The museum retrofitted and expanded three existing historic buildings on the Presidio’s Main Post.

Ferry Building Marketplace is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

26. Ferry Building Marketplace

9.3
1 Ferry Building (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Market · Financial District · 468 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opening in 1898, The Marketplace provides a distinctive space for bringing together the greater Bay Area's agricultural wealth and renowned specialty food purveyors under one roof.

Exploratorium is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

27. Exploratorium

9.1
Pier 15 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Northern Waterfront · 333 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1969 by the noted physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium offers visitors exhibits, webcasts, websites and events to explore & understand the world around them.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

28. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

8.5
1300 Senter Rd (at Story Rd), San Jose, CA
Zoo · Central San Jose · 65 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Happy Hollow originally opened in 1961. The first merry-go-round that came in 1964 is still in use in the park today.

San Jose History Park is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

29. San Jose History Park

8.1
1650 Senter Rd (at Phelan Ave), San Jose, CA
History Museum · South San Jose · 20 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This park first opened in 1850 featuring an exact replica of the building in which the first state legislature met.In 1971 the south end of the park became known as San Jose History park.

Lick Observatory is one of Martijn's Saved Places.

30. Lick Observatory

9.0
7281 Mount Hamilton Rd, Mount Hamilton, CA
Observatory · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The observatory was constructed from 1876-1887 from the help of James Lick. James Lick was buried under the telescope with a brass tablet that reads “Here lies the body of James Lick.”