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After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged Golden Gate Park's De Young Museum, renowned architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were charged with redesigning it. Their handiwork, a striking copper-clad structure, was unveiled two years ago to great acclaim.
Tucked off a busy street in Japantown, Kabuki Springs & Spa offers spa treatments and acupuncture—but the real draw is its communal Japanese-style bath. A tranquil space stocked with sea salts, cucumber face cloths, and tea, it features a hot pool, a dry sauna, a steam room, and a cold plunge that's kept at an "invigorating" 55 degrees.