Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room, San Francisco
It doesn't matter how well you think you know a place—there's always somewhere new worth exploring. San Francisco is packed with secret hideouts. One of my all-time favorites has to be the Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room—and the rather incredible staircase contained within. Check it out the next time you're down on Post Street.
By Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
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57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
Sun 1pm - 5pm
Mon - Thur 9am - 9pm
Fri 9am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm