Sutro Heights Park

Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Sutro Heights Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Sutro Heights Park
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Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House.
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Kittygal
Los Angeles, CA6,488 contributions
I Always Return
Apr 2021 • Solo
I visited here as a teen on my very first trip to San Francisco and totally fell in love with its wild beauty. During my grad school days, I escaped to walk it's windswept trails and stare out at the vast ocean that stretched all the way to Japan.

Now when I visit, I stay at the Seal Rock Inn so I can marvel at the sounds of hooting owls, foghorns and the sea.

This past trip was my first return post Covid. The views are unchanged, but the shuttered Cliff House made me sad. The beauty of nature made up for it, though, and I look forward to a return.
Written April 15, 2021
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bill s
San Francisco, CA666 contributions
View on Steroids
Mar 2019 • Couples
The West Coast begins here. What used to be an Early to mid-1900's tourist area now is riddled with apartments, condos, native California Cypress trees, (thank God). The memory one retains is the expanse and the image of the Pacific Ocean shaking hands with the 2nd most beautiful city in the world. It's free to enjoy! Parking is free, the scene is free, the history is free. Get in your auto rental and spend part of your day in this place. become a San Franciscan. Drop into Seal Rock Inn restaurant. Ask Aileen about "the city that knows how". Bring your kids here to plant that lifetime memory.
Written March 3, 2019
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sfrdrunner
San Francisco, CA234 contributions
A Phenomenal "Freebie"
Sep 2018 • Friends
Our friend's widow asked us, his close buds, to join her for a reunion at the same place where we gathered 10 years ago to "celebrate Ed's life". It was a nice occasion but what's important for this review is the venue, Sutro Heights Park...a tucked away, yet, close at hand, easily accessible, overlooked by San Franciscans, strategically located Public Park, which provides one of the most incredible vistas from which to view the Pacific Ocean and to enable visitors some phenomenal photo ops. Growing up in San Francisco, one tends to take for granted, things "so easy" as being of any value. Local folks probably won't but visitors for sure should spend an hour taking in the views pondering "this is well worth it...oh, it's actually free"! After which, have lunch at the Cliff House, if you can get in (without reservations).

Written September 15, 2018
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Terry Anzur
The Palm Beaches, FL1,334 contributions
Shabby Chic
Jul 2017
The remains of a once-grand mansion make for a haunting visit to this oceanside park. However, a few apparently homeless people lurking about and an overall lack of maintenance make it less than grand. But look past the shortcomings and visit during the daytime. The views are great and there's a surprising amount of wildlife.
Written November 27, 2017
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edwardsmom24
Berkeley, CA100 contributions
Quietly spectacular views of the City and the ocean
Aug 2017 • Solo
Don’t let the gate across the entrance on Point Lobos fool you -- that’s to keep cars out, not pedestrians. I was a little concerned it’d be too empty for a woman walking alone, but there are volunteer gardeners working there, people walking their dogs, joggers, etc. It's not crowded, but it's not empty, either. Walk up the stairs to the Parapet; there are benches there and you can see the City laid out like a map, and the ocean and the beach. Walk around the paths, take it slow and appreciate the view.
Written August 28, 2017
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CLo976
Sacramento204 contributions
Great views even on a cloudy and grey day.
Aug 2017 • Couples
After visiting Sutro Baths, (different review) we decided to walk uphill a bit farther to visit Sutro Heights Park. The walk was easy and the park was clean. On the day of our visit, numerous families were there with children riding their bicycles. The paths were wide, so we had no problem walking past the kids. Some of the paths were not paved but they were very smooth for easy walking.
Walking to the south side of the park we sat at one of the benches and could see all of ocean beach and both of the windmills at the west end of Golden Gate Park.
Very peaceful park with well placed benches for watching the views.
Written August 14, 2017
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IrishGermanSwedish
SF, CA150 contributions
Great views on a clear day
May 2016 • Business
See the edge of the world. View the ruins of the largest bath house on the West Coast, get there easily by bike, car, bus. Wear sunscreen for wind and sun, you can burn in the SF fog too. Bring a jacket, wear layers.
Written April 24, 2017
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Try to visit whenever I am in town.
Jul 2016 • Couples
Sutro Heights is a great place to get away from it all. You can wander through grounds of Adolph Sutro's estate and work your way over to ocean view and soak it all in.
Displays tell you a little about the man and the site. He developed the entire area including Cliff House and the Sutro Baths.
Written July 21, 2016
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timwing8
Gettysburg, PA239 contributions
Love this place
Jul 2015 • Family
When we visited San Francisco in June, we spent some time at Sutro Heights Park and it is well worth a visit. We had visited Golden Gate Park and just headed a little north along the coast to reach Sutro Heights Park. It offers beautiful views and vistas plus a number of trails. It's a beautiful place and I highly recommend it.
Written June 6, 2016
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marie w
sacramento6 contributions
Beautiful and clean
Jun 2016 • Family
Went on a Sunday afternoon. There was plenty of parking and the crowds were reasonable. Very relaxing.
Written June 5, 2016
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