Sutro Heighs Park
This is a small neighborhood park that boasts incredible views of the city and the ocean. Nearby you’ll find the Sutro Baths; the skeletal remains of a once popular swimming hall, concert venue, and museum that burnt down in the sixties. Directions on Muni: take 1 towards 33rd Ave & Geary Blvd; get off at Geary Blvd. and 33rd Ave and catch the 38L towards Point Lobos Ave & 48th Ave.
Land’s End Park
Land’s End Park will give you access to some of the most dramatic coastal views in the state. There are many beautiful trails for you to traverse and lots of windswept cliffs and sheer drops into the ocean. Locals report sporadic sightings of mythical creatures like Hydras and Griffins, and Pan playing his namesake flute.
On Muni: take the 9AX - towards Phelan Loop and get off at Stockton St and Geary Blvd; catch the 38L towards Point Lobos Ave & 48th Ave, and exit at 48th Ave and Point Lobos Ave.
Grand View Park
Hyperbole “Grand View” Park is not; the view is as grand as the name portends. Check out the sweeping vista of Ocean Beach, and enjoy the slightly challenging hike.
A little tricky, you’re going to have to do some walking: take Golden Gate Transit 72 towards Piner Road and get off at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza. Walk to Golden Gate Bridge Tunnel and Merchant Road and catch the 28 towards Daly City BART and exit at 19th Ave and Moraga.
Some people go to parks to look at things; some people go to parks to be looked at. This SF locale proudly boasts a populous in favor of the latter option. And if you get tired of being looked at, you can look at the city that you were just in, but from a detached, slightly ironic perspective.
Take the BART to 16th Street and Mission. From there walk to 18th Street and Dolores.
Named for the David Lynch movie this park is hands down the place to get the best view of the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a meaty hike or drive, and not at all easy to get to, but the reward is tremendous. Twin Peaks will tantalize and titillate your senses.
Ask your friendly front desk person for directional assistance.