Growing up in the SF Bay Area gave me tremendous opportunity to see a hugely diverse range of cool stuff throughout my childhood and even now. One place that I have not tired of (and probably never will) is the Marin Headlands. Just in this calendar year so far, I have probably been there a dozen times whether it is to shoot the Golden Gate Bridge at night, explore the old military bunkers, or tour restored/operating historic facilities.
While many know about the Point Bonita Lighthouse and some of the other attractions there, I think the coolest thing at the Headlands is pictured above, Nike missile site SF-88. Staffed and restored by volunteers, SF-88 is a step back in time to the Cold War era complete with a ride down into the bunker on the missile elevator.
I’ve visited the SF-88 several times and it never gets old. The days and hours that it is open is somewhat restrictive, but with a little planning it is definitely worth the trip out there.