Friday, October 17, 2014

Day Around the Bay #4: Mission Bay

On my next adventure, I decided to check out Mission Bay.  To be honest, there wasn't much to it. Its definitely an area that is up and coming but there's not a lot of businesses around but there's plenty of places to live. I can see this place in about 5 years becoming a booming mecca, its just going to take a bit to get there. But I thought I'd give it a shot and take a run on another gorgeous day in California.

According to Wikipedia, Mission Bay includes the following areas:

So the main attraction is essentially the ball park. 

But they have a lot of cool bridges. This one is right outside of the stadium.

But if you know where to look, its beautiful. Behind some of the apartment complexes there's this beautiful stretch along the waterfront. There's even boat houses to look at!

This is the small park across the water. There was a kids private event going on to the right....and there was cotton candy! I really wanted some cotton candy, it smelled D-E-V-I-N-E!

The backside of the ball park.

I found a really cool warehouse along the way. I just love the brick buildings around here and I was glad to see this was renovated! This is SF landmark #193. Here's so cool background on the building:
The Baker & Hamilton Building is a heavy timber industrial building typical of the South of Market warehouse district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is one of few remaining pre-earthquake buildings of its type.

The building narrowly missed destruction in 1906 Earthquake and Fire when the fire traveled down Townsend Street, turned north and burned only the east side of Seventh Street. The fire destroyed many warehouses, leaving the Baker & Hamilton Building a rare survivor.
By surviving the fire, the Baker & Hamilton Building served as anchor to the warehouse district that developed during the post earthquake building boom in San Francisco.
The building was designed to house the Pacific Hardware and Steel Company, a company founded in Sacramento, California by Mark Hopkins and Collis P. Huntington in the 1850s.

The need for materials and hardware following the 1906 Earthquake and Fire helped make Pacific Hardware and Steel Company one of the largest wholesale steel and hardware business in the west. The Pacific Hardware and Steel Company merged with the Baker & Hamilton Company in 1918 and continued operating in the building until 1981.


I did run past a GORGEOUS little restaurant right along the water, Mission Rock Resort

The restuarant and bar is made from recycled wood from the old Cal Berkley Stadium.

I can imagine this place gets packed before Giants games!

The outside seating patio area.

And right outside of the restaurant, it overlooks SF's oldest dry dock.

Just another beautiful day in California!

One of the Ports of San Francisco

The seal (?) behind the ball park

Beautiful boats in the marina!

Boats/kayaks usually sit right outside of the stadium in case of the rare balls that fly out of the ball park!

See! I REALLY DO actually run around the neighborhoods!

Want to see my other adventures?! Here are other Days Around the Bays:
Day Around the Bay #1: North Beach and Coit Tower
Day Around the Bay #2: Fisherman's Wharf
Day Around the Bay #3: Russian Hill

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