San Francisco’s Cliff House Celebrates 150 Years


For 150 years the Cliff House has perched on Spectacular Cliffs Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco. This year, it celebrates those 150 years and will have activities to say Hats off to the Cliff House from July 17 through the weekend.

The world-famous Cliff House is part of the Sutro Historic Landscape District and is also the crown jewel of the largest urban national park in the United States.  People typically hike the amazing Lands End trails or take a stroll along Ocean Beach and then end up at the Cliff House for a drink at the end of the day. From here, you can also explore the famous Sutro Bath ruins or visit historic Sutro Heights Park where Adolph Sutro once lived, OR stop in at the Camera Obscura where ancient technology gives you a close-up view of Seal Rocks.

Built in 1863, the year of the Battle of Gettysburg, and renovated three times, the Cliff House is among a rarified number of U.S. restaurants still in operation. The Cliff House remains an iconic destination at the westernmost edge of San Francisco. Celebrations are planned to honor the building, the surrounding area, and the fascinating people — past and present — who created its rich history.

  • July 17th and 18th there will be complimentary history days” in the Terrace Room from 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm. with presentations by local historians, displays of antiquities by collectors, as well as other planned activities.
  • Friday, July 19th, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm there will be a celebration of tasting and dancing in the Terrace Room. In honor of 1863, the year the first Cliff House was built, the ticket cost for this fun event will be $18.63 per person. Ticket sales will begin May 30th.
  • July through December, in both restaurants, they will offer dining specials that celebrate our rich culinary history.
    Photo credits: and from the website.
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