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Parks and nature in San Francisco

Top nature recommendations from locals

Park
“What to say? One of the great parks of the United States. Just head down the hill to Kezar Stadium (at the very bottom of Willard Street) and you'll see the GGP right beyond it (walk around Kezar to the west to enter the park). You can also enter on Stanyan and Haight (and at many other points). Enjoy the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers (great night time light shows in the summer and winter) and many, many other features of the park.”
  • 725 locals recommend
Bridge
“The most famous bridge in the world and is a must see, even better to walk across it.”
  • 369 locals recommend
Park
“Best place for an easy hike in the Redwoods. great day trip...then drive to Stinson Beach. windy, curvy, beautiful day trip”
  • 267 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful (and easy) hiking trail overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Pick a sunny day for the views although I also love the misty fog or as we call him, Karl the Fog! He even has his own instagram @KarlTheFog ”
  • 361 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“On a sunny day it doesn’t get any better than watching a sunset on the beach with a beer in your hand. ”
  • 230 locals recommend
National Park
“Not far from SF and great National Park with ancient redwood trees. Scavenger hunt list for kids and get a batch sworn in by the park rangers is a high light for kids visiting:)”
  • 66 locals recommend
Garden
“San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden is the oldest public Japanese garden in the country. The garden was created for an exhibition in 1894, when the exhibition closed a gentleman’s agreement was reached and the garden remained. As time went by the garden expanded to the size it is today, approximately 5 acres. Today the gardens are hugely popular with tourists who come to see the pagodas, stepping stones, arched bridges and native Japanese plants. There is also a koi pond and Zen garden. If you are hungry or thirsty on your visit you can stop for some traditional Japanese refreshments.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Beach
“If you ever wondered where those wedding photos with the gorgeous bridge backdrop were taken, this is it! A locals’ favorite to take in the unobstructed view of the bridge and the ocean and enjoy a glass of chardonnay while listening to the waves crashing ashore. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Historic Site
“For decades, the Sutro Baths were an iconic part of San Francisco and defined the grand vision that prominent San Franciscans had for their burgeoning city. If you're planning a visit to San Francisco's Richmond District, it's worth visiting the ruins of the Sutro Baths, both for their breathtaking views and rich history. Here's how to make the most out of your trip there.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Park
“Stunning vistas of San Francisco from the summit of Mount Tamalpais. Take the Highway 1 exit from 101 and follow Highway 1 to Panoramic Highway. Turn right (a very sharp turn) onto Panoramic. When you see Pantol Campround, turn right onto Pantol Rd. Then, turn right on East Ridgecrest Rd and follow it to the end to reach the East Peak of Mount Tamalpais. On the return you can continue on to the coast by staying on East Ridgecrest Rd which turns into West Ridgecrest Rd. It offers wonderful coastal views. West Ridgecrest Rd runs into the Fairfax Bolinas Rd. Turning left will take you to coastal Highway 1, turning right will take you to Alpine Lake, Fairfax and eventually back to Highway 101. The Fairfax Bolinas Rd. is a narrow curvy mountain road, drive carefully.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Museum
“A hands-on museum for infants to 6 year olds. It’s just across the Golden Gate Bridge and is set in a lovely and historic outdoor location. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Trail
“One of our favorite spots in the bay. Phenomenal views of the ocean with gorgeous grass areas and cliffs. This is also a very popular dog park - be prepared to see lots of dogs!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great view of the Golden gate bridge and less crowded than walking across the top”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bridge
“Obviously, no trip to the Bay Area is complete without a visit to The Golden Gate Bridge. I suggest pulling off at the last exit before crossing and driving up the Headlands for an amazing view and cruise along the shoreline. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach
“China Beach is a beautiful and historic cove in San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood. It lies between Baker Beach and Lands End and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area with views of the GG Bridge”
  • 36 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“A beautify small lake in Golden Gate Park, where you can rent a paddle boat that you can take around the lake. You can also hike to the top of the island in the middle of the lake. ”
  • 59 locals recommend