For this week’s post, I wanted to showcase Fort Point and Lovers Lane, two essential yet hidden gems all visitors should see when in San Francisco. Located in the Presidio, these two places have roots dating back to the civil war. Fort Point was built during the mid 19th century as part of a defense system of forts planned for the protection of San Francisco Bay; this is the only fortification of the impressive antique military architecture known as “Third System” constructed west of the Mississippi River. More information about its rich history can be found here.
Lover’s Lane is a hidden forest-y one mile trail that passes through a creek and enlisted men’s and officer’s houses during the 1930s. I find the story behind the name of this trail especially adoring, as U.S. soldiers used Lovers Lane to access the trolley line to visit their lovers and family in San Francisco during the late 1800s. More information about Lover’s Lane can be accessed here.
If you’re still reading this, thanks for getting through my history spiel! Fort Point and Lovers Lane are two of many reasons of why I love living in San Francisco; I enjoy learning about the histories of local attractions and landmarks. I hope ya’ll are having a fantastic Wednesday, thanks so much for visiting!