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Buena Vista Park

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Address: Haight Street, San Francisco, CA

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Buena Vista Park is an awesome part definitely worth a visit! The tracks up are quite steep so prepare to be short of breath by the time you reach the top. Awesome views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2016
Jodie B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Buena Vista Park is an awesome little place for visitors. If you are making your way to Haight Ashbury then you should definitely stop here. It is a bit of a hike up (take a break if needed), but getting to the top really makes it worth it. Great city view with a couple spots to sit and enjoy. The... More 

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Seguin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

On May 10, while climbing up the steps on Haight Street, I had my purse snatched!!! Thanks to the wonderful San Francisco Police Department the "snatcher" was caught. Be sure to keep a careful watch out if you go here!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Buena Vista Park is an awesome part definitely worth a visit! The tracks up are quite steep so prepare to be short of breath by the time you reach the top. Awesome views of the city and Golden Gate Bridge from the top and looks family friendly too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Out on a long walk, we found this sweet park. Lovely views of the skyline. Totally enjoyable nestled in a neighborhood. Get your walking shoes on!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

My mother and I visited Buena Vista Park during the afternoon of August 1st. We had been exploring the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood and ended up wandering further down Haight Street, when we discovered Buena Vista Park. The park is basically a large hill with walking trails winding through the densely wooded landscape to the top of the hill. We entered the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This park has some nice view and good walking trails. It's a nice place to visit if you want to get away from tourists.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I've lived across the street from this park for nearly 20 years. On the good side, it is one of the oldest parks in the City (established in 1867) and historic. It is about half way between the Presidio and the Mission. When men rode from the fort to the mission they would stop here to take in the amazing... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

There was a mock funeral here in 1967 for 'The Hippy', it was hilarious. This park, a big bit of rock that proved too much to remove, is now a wonderful, somewhat manicured part of SF. Not safe at night.

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice trails and great views. A little oasis off of the Haight. Can walk off the trails to beautiful neighborhoods too. A must see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The climb from the very bottom to the very top of the park while jet lagged nearly killed me, but the view was awesome, and we saw so much lovely wildlife - hummingbirds, woodpeckers, blue jays - so pretty! Worth a stroll if you can handle the climb.

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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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