Although San Francisco is densely populated and all of its coastline meets either the Bay or Pacific Ocean, San Franciscans can still find respite in one place: its public spaces. In fact, San Francisco has more parks (220+) than any other city in the United States. This list provides many great options whether biking in an iconic, expansive park or enjoying breathtaking views in a lesser-known park.
Grandview Park, also known as Turtle Hill, is another park that must be visited. Located south of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco’s Sunset District, the views here are nothing short of amazing. On a clear day, the Pacific Ocean, all of Golden Gate Park, the city skyline and the Bay are visible. It opens at 5 a.m. and closes at midnight, so if timed correctly, and with a little luck (no low-lying fog), sunrises and sunsets here are spectacular. Make sure to stop and admire the oft-visited Moraga Steps.