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Parks & nature in San Francisco

“Just a few blocks South of here, a great little under-visited park with beautiful bonus views of the Golden Gate bridge at the top (of a fairly steep hill). Tennis courts are hiding up there, as are some fun trails for running / walking. One of my favorite green spots in the city. ”
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“The peak of the hill offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the city of San Francisco from downtown to the Twin Peaks and is known colloquially as "The Fist" for its distinctive rock formation.”
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“Amazing views of the ocean & lots of dogs playing. We have seen whales right off shore between July and September.”
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Botanical Garden
“Lovely place to walk around and see the beautiful gardens in the middle of a city. ”
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Scenic Lookout
“You can see the overview of SF downtown, looks amazing in the day or night time”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Surprisingly rugged park with lots of cool geological elements. Great for hiking and running.”
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“Great playground in a very fun San Francsico park, adjacent to the Mission, a reliably sunny and fun neighborhood with great cafes, shopping and dining.”
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“Just a nice park for sunny days. Lots of young people hanging out. Sometimes they have movies on at night!”
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“This is where San Francisco has actually started from. A very beautiful area with green grass and picnic spots.”
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Harbor / Marina
“A beautify small lake in Golden Gate Park, where you can rent a paddle boat that you can take around the lake. You can also hike to the top of the island in the middle of the lake. ”
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“11+ acre park with amazing views of the city. Great playground, tennis courts.”
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“Fitness bootcamps meet at the park all the time. Wednesdays at 5:30 am (ouch) and 6:30am, rain or shine, there's the November Project's free group classes. All levels welcome. Thursdays at 6:30am, Katie Meirman leads a $20 bootcamp session that covers all the bases—endurance, agility, and strength training.”
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Dog Run
“SF's second largest park and best-kept secret with miles of trails, redwoods, amazing views, picnic spots, and peace and quiet”
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Historic Site
“One of my favorite spots - Old fort underneath the Golden Gate Bridge - history of the protection of San Francisco and also houses the museum about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge (which was built over / around the fort)”
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“Some people call this Dog Poo Park. A fun game to play is while walking home drunk with friends, take off your shoes and run through. Whoever steps in poop first wins. So much fun.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Enjoy the beach and views at the foot on my street. Or "Sit on the Dock of The Bay"”
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