Russian Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Established in the late 1930s by the Russian immigrants, the Russian Center of San Francisco served as the primary point of Russian cultural heritage preservation. It is nestled in Sutter Street in San Francisco, California and features a 550-seater ballroom/theater complete with a theater-level stage, a spacious gym, an in-house restaurant, a dance studio, and the office and meeting rooms. The actual building dates back to 1911 and was renovated to meet modern construction requirements, all while keeping the original architecture of the structure. Apart from housing a Museum of Russian Culture, the Russian Center also accommodates several cultural activities, such as folk dance classes, operas, lectures, and even social gatherings.
From there, drop by the nearby Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze located close to the city limits. With its black lights and mirror labyrinth, the site is the perfect place to have fun with the whole family, especially those traveling with kids. If you are feeling a bit adventurous and seek a thrilling escapade out in the sea, plan a trip to Alcatraz Island, situated a little over a mile away from the shore of San Francisco. The island once housed a military prison and fortification, along with a lighthouse and a federal prison.
Enjoy the remainder of your holiday at the bar/lounge of the Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. This three-star hotel also comes complete with a business center, a town car service, and a library. Meanwhile, Monte Cristo Inn features free continental breakfast and an airport shuttle.