For those in the know, SFAI's rooftop has been a long-time favorite for scenic views of the city. With whimsical fountains, a koi pond, inspired art, a beautiful Diego Rivera fresco, and a spectacular vista, this rooftop is the perfect backdrop for a quiet date or a relaxing couple hours with friends.
Italian Cypress, lavender and rosemary line the facade of this Julia Morgan building. The inner courtyard opens to a Moroccan-tiled fountain and artwork throughout the colonnade. Left of the courtyard, the first gallery holds Diego Rivera's 1931 fresco, The Making of a Fresco. Continuing on, you enter the rooftop quadrangle, with a cafe and a stadium-style sun-terrace. At the top of the steps the view opens, revealing Alcatraz and Angel Island, Treasure Island, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill, and the twin spires of Saints Peter and Paul Church.