Twin Peaks

Admire the city from Twin Peaks—a gorgeous neighborhood whose vantage point is second to none.

Located in the heart of the city, Twin Peaks is a breath-taking neighborhood that rises above the rest (literally!). Occupying two of San Francisco’s highest summits, Twin Peaks offers quiet seclusion from the city below. The neighborhood’s high altitude location may remove it from hurried urban activity, but the steep descent from its hilltops is made worth it by Twin Peaks’ sweeping San Francisco vistas.

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On the Map

Twin Peaks is bordered by Cole Valley, Forest Hill, Diamond Heights, Haight-Ashbury, The Castro, Noe Valley, Sunnyside, and Inner Sunset

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

SFO Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 60 minutes by public transit
Golden Gate Park: 50 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 60 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 35 minutes by public transit

Twin Peaks: Unparalleled Views

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The reasons behind wanting to trek to the top of Twin Peaks become crystal clear as you look across San Francisco and into the bay beyond.

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Twin Peaks is more than a destination for tourists and photographers.

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San Francisco residents take advantage of cloudless days as well.

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Glimpsing a view of the city on a fog-less day can be likened to winning the lottery.

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It's a special moment, indeed.

Pixel
The neighborhood is so convenient, super close to the Castro (walking distance), and we even walked to Golden Gate Park which more of a walk but so beautiful."

Liz

Visited in 2012

Twin Peaks' Architectural Icon: Sutro Tower

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Orient yourself in the city by consulting Sutro Tower, a TV antenna that soars above Twin Peaks at nearly 1,000 feet.

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Pixel
The neighborhood was really nice and safe and has some great views of the city. We couldn't have asked for anything more, and will definitely stay there next time we travel west."

Meg

Visited in 2010

The Peaks of Modern Architecture

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Wander through Twin Peaks and you'll find stunning examples of modern architecture nestled into the neighborhood.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Michael Blumenfeld is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco. When not shooting, he loves rooting for the Giants, haunting used-book stores, and following his appetite around the city. He's inspired each day by the energy and diversity of the Bay Area. This project for Airbnb was a great opportunity to tread both the beaten and unbeaten paths of a city he feels privileged to call home.

Michael Blumenfeld

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