Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Although one could argue the restaurants and hotels that a city have to offer are extremely important, the distinct array of museums in a city says a lot about its commitment to culture and art.
Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art to sports. It's no different in San Francisco, with a wealth of museums ranging from MOAD to The Cartoon Art Museum. And most of the cities best museums are concentrated around Yuerba Buena Park, so true museum lovers could knock out three or four world-class museums in one day and on foot.
And since the largest and most well-known of the museums in this area, SF MOMA, is closed for construction until 2016, now is a great time to give the smaller but just as fascinating museums in a chance to show off their cultural wealth.
Although a good night's sleep at a fine hotel or a splendid meal at a four-star restaurant can really make a trip, think about what a day at a thoughtful museum can offer: significant memories that can last a lifetime.