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Museums: SF MOMA

There are just a few things that are on my must do list when traveling; eating at some cool restaurants, visiting farmers and antique markets, and hitting a couple of museums. I find museum architecture quite interesting and how they interact with the surrounding environs. Urban museums have a different energy than those that sit on acreage featuring landscape art and outdoor sculpture gardens. I am partial to both, but when I find myself in a city on a rainy travel day, a museum is usually the perfect way to spend the day.


151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Just about an hour from Sonoma, one of the largest museums of modern and contemporaty art in the country is SFMOMA in San Francisco. Rotating exhibits include artists like Andy Warhol, Paul Klee, Wayne Thiebaud, Louise Bourgeois, Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, and more.

For nature's art, check out the 150' wide x 29' tall living wall with over 19,000 plants. Designed by David Brenner, it is believed to be the largest in the United States.

Make sure you leave time to visit the museum store, perfectly curated with one of a kind jewelry, art books galore, high design home accessories, and gifts. If you need sustenance, you can have a coffee at SightGlass, a snack or light lunch at Café 5, and if you have more time make a reservation at In Situ. The menu is a curated selection of Chef's signature dishes from all over the world. This is where art intersects with food. Chef Corey Lee is a well known chef that also owns Benu and Monsieur Benjamin.

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