If you are religious during this season of Lent, consider spending some time in Mission Dolores and especially the adjacent gardens and cemetery. Founded in 1776, the Mission survived many obstacles including the 1906 earthquake. The structure itself is simple by today's standards, but very ornate for 1776. When you visit, you will exit onto the gardens and nearby cemetery. This cemetery is very old and therefore has very unique graver markers. It definitely reinforces that fact that "to dust we shall return."