Palace of Fine Arts - practical information
The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most recognizable and photographed landmarks in San Francisco. It has been featured in numerous television and movies including being George Lucas's inspiration for Queen Amidala's royal residence in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most importantly holds a special place in the hearts of San Franciscans.
Located in San Francisco’s Marina district and bordering the Presidio, the park is accessible by Muni bus lines 22, 28, 30, 41, 43 or 45. It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. There are lawns for picnics and numerous photo opportunities. It’s a short walk to the waterfront for views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. There is onsite parking, including accessible spaces, and restrooms.
The Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio are also served by a free shuttle bus that stops downtown and at Van Ness & Union Street. The route map and schedule can be found here:
Address: 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
The official site:
An theatre event list of performing arts can be found here: