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Parks & nature in San Francisco

Park
“This quaint park has a huge grassy area to camp out at. Sit at Precita Park Cafe nearby and enjoy a coffee or beer looking out into the park, it's our fav spot near there!”
58local recommendations
Park
“There are basketball courts and paths to walk, this park connects our neighborhood to golden gate park. To the left is the upper Haight. It's also the best bike path to golden gate park and the inner sunset.”
37local recommendations
Park
“The Marina Green is on the bay and offers beautiful scenery, the chance to exercise and enjoy nature. ”
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Park
“The Duboce Park/Noe St. MUNI Metro stop is 5 minutes walk. Get on ($2.75/2 hours) and go east and you can be downtown in a matter of minutes. Go west to the end of the line and voila! You're at ocean Beach (in a matter of a bunch more minutes) and on the way you can stop and explore the Inner Sunset neighborhood (Irving/9th) with it's interesting shops and restaurants, (and direct access down 9th Ave to Golden Gate Park) and the island of hipness (and Outerlands Restaurant, Trouble Cafe, Java Beach, Mollusk Surf Shop and Art Gallery) at the far west end of town. ”
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Lake
“Great place to go for a walk/run while winding around golf courses and San Francisco State University. ”
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Beach
“China Beach is a beautiful and historic cove in San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood. It lies between Baker Beach and Lands End and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area with views of the GG Bridge”
36local recommendations
Boat or Ferry
“The whole experience is wonderful & worth the cost. Very informative on some really intriguing history of the island, the military, native americans & the prison, gorgeous views of the city, a nice boat ride, pleasent walk , good photo opportunities. Several options on tours are available that focus on different aspects . Can also get a really good deal with a CityPass, but look for info on that in the CityPass entry.”
31local recommendations
Park
“There's just something about being at the top top top of Nob Hill. Oh sure, you'll hear the term "Snob Hill" thrown around from time to time”
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Park
“Enjoy this secluded and little known place to hike. This is the hill you see front our front yard. It's the highest point in SF and the views and out of this world! Just ask us for the best way to walk up the mountain!”
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Park
“360 degree views of the Sunset District, the ocean beyond and the West San Francisco. Not too rigorous a walk to get to the top. ”
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Park
“This small park is the heart of the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Something is always happening here, and it make a perfect break from one of the best shopping streets in the city.”
31local recommendations
Park
“Best panoramic view of San Francisco from the Headlands to Bernal Heights! Amazing at sunset.”
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Zoo
“Yes, we have bison. No, I'm sure sure why. Yes, they are pretty damn cute. ”
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Plaza
“Union Square is the most visited neighborhood in San Francisco. Here you will find a large collection of high end retail outlets, fancy hotels, cafes, art galleries and a very active nightlife. The area has many live events to attend and there is always something happening to keep you entertained. To really get an experience of partying with the locals this is a must stop on any tour of the city.”
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Playground
“Wonderful playground for kids up to the age of 6 or 7- plus a historic merry-go-round. ”
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Playground
“Stern Grove has a free concert every Sunday early afternoon during the summer. Look up the details online to see who is performing. You can bring wine/ snacks and sit picnic style if you go much earlier to save your spot. I think it's worth it! I've seen some really great performances here and it's Freeeee! ”
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