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San Francisco - Outdoors

 

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Marin Headlands
Ranked #1 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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Ranked #2 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and bird-watching and exploring among... more » Owner description: Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and bird-watching and exploring among its wetlands. « less
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Ranked #3 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks; National Parks; State Parks
Owner description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park in an urban area, encompasses nearly 81,000 acres.... more » Owner description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park in an urban area, encompasses nearly 81,000 acres. Spanning Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, Golden Gate National Recreation Area also includes areas such as Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, Presidio of San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands. Best to visit our website to see what other areas of the park we cover. « less
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Ranked #4 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Mountains; Neighborhoods; Lookouts
A twenty-minute ride from downtown, this is the best place to catch a San Francisco sunrise.
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Ranked #5 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks

The Golden Gate Park is a large urban park configured in a rectangular shape, much like the famous Central Park of New York City.  The park contains gardens, museums and ample... more »

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Ranked #6 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
A popular park for jogging, picnics, biking, and sightseeing.
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Ranked #7 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Islands; State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Military Bases/ Facilities; Historic Sites; Hiking Trails; Parks
Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide... more » Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide variety of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. « less
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Ranked #8 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip... more » Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby. « less
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Ranked #9 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks
City park located between the Mission District and the Castro/Noe Valley neighborhoods.
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Ranked #10 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Museums; National Parks; Educational Sites
Owner description: Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of... more » Owner description: Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of maritime lore. « less
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Ranked #11 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Gardens
Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Ranked #12 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: National Parks; Military Bases/ Facilities; Parks; Historic Sites
Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park... more » Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park with almost 1,500 acres of hiking and biking trails, beautiful beaches and stunning views. « less
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Ranked #13 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Gardens
A labyrinth of 3,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.
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Ranked #14 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era greenhouse showcases a wide variety of tropical and... more » Owner description: The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era greenhouse showcases a wide variety of tropical and seasonal flowers. « less
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Ranked #15 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks; Golf Courses
This park in northwest San Francisco overlooks the Marin Headlands and contains scenic hiking trails.
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Ranked #16 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Islands; Military Bases/ Facilities
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Ranked #17 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks; Lookouts

Buena Vista Park is a park in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Hieghts neighborhoods of San Francisco. Iti is the oldest official park in San Francisco, established in1867 as... more »

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Ranked #18 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but don't swim. The tumultuous waters can be too... more » Owner description: At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but don't swim. The tumultuous waters can be too rough to handle. « less
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Ranked #19 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach &... more » Owner description: Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach & Land's End. Offering spectacular views of Marin Headlands and The Golden Gate this cove of sand is good place for sunbathing, play spot for children and a picnic. Observe the monument to the Chinese fishermen and early residents who camped and anchored in the cove. « less
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Ranked #20 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Gardens; Parks
Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.
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Ranked #21 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks
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Ranked #22 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of two landmarks: The Fairmont Hotel and The Mark Hopkins.
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Ranked #23 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks
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Ranked #24 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Playgrounds
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Ranked #25 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
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Ranked #26 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Bodies of Water
Located in Golden Gate National Park. Small boats are available for renting to sail Stow Lake.
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Ranked #27 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Trails
Four-hundred-mile scenic trail encircling San Francisco Bay.
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Ranked #28 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks; Playgrounds
Pacific Heights park bordered by Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets.
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Ranked #29 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Parks
Owner description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins... more » Owner description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House. « less
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Ranked #30 of 62 Outdoors in San Francisco
Category: Mountains; Religious Sites
The highest point in the city has a cross on its peak and has been a religious site for years.
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