The Palace Of Fine Arts is one of the more picturesque destinations in San Francisco, and probably the most overlooked. The balance between nature and architecture makes it a photographer's dream. Upon arriving at the place, it threw me off on the location of the palace itself. I was merely driving through the city right passed some usual, colorful SF style houses and then out of nowhere this glorious oasis appears. It's not actually 'out of place' or anything, but you will definitely be in awe of it and the surroundings as you pass it by since it's that much out of the ordinary. It was a refreshing change of pace for me. The classical architecture, wildlife, teal water and all around luminous environment made me feel like I was back in Europe. If you are in SF and looking for a weekend getaway, this place is well worth the trip without the hassle of traveling too far.