San Francisco May 21, 2017
These 10 Scenic Overlooks In San Francisco Will Leave You Breathless
If you want a stunning view, then this is the right city for you. San Francisco is full of dramatic vista points and overlooks that will take your breath away. Also, for better or worse the city is built on hills, so some of the city’s steps offer great views and scenery. Let’s look at some great places for scenic overlooks.
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1. Twin Peaks - 501 Twin Peaks Blvd
Twin Peaks offers truly spectacular views. You can see the whole SF skyline from the top of Twin Peaks. This is a popular tourist attraction, so prepare yourself before visiting!
2. Pier 39
Amazing view in the evening and time of the day too. You get an incredible view of Alcatraz that will blow your mind. This may be a busy spot to capture a view, but this is a must-see.
3. Immigrant Point Overlook - Presidio
As you approach this inviting and natural overlook, you'll see many of the city's top attractions. Also, soak in the historical context by checking out the quote from President Woodrow Wilson.
4. Eagle's Point Trailhead, Land's End
If you want to capture the fog and get that classic Golden Gate picture, then this is the best overlook.
5. Lands End Lookout
Take a nice and easy hike at one of the must-see spots in SF. The scenery here is varied between the coastal views and classic city attractions.
6. Top of Potrero Hill - 22nd Street
This is a local overlook that will give you a great viewpoint of all corners of the city. This area is not touristy, so enjoy the lack of crowds.
7. Lyon Street Steps - 2450 Lyon Street
The Lyon Street Steps offer views of the Bay and the Marina neighborhood, including the Palace of Fine Arts. Enjoy the vibe near the intersection of the Presidio and Pacific Heights, and explore one of the priciest areas of the city.
8. Fort Point - Marine Drive
A magical overlook because you can a closer view of the Golden Gate Bridge. At Fort Point, you're only at a distance of 1.2 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. The perspectives here are not as popular, but still fascinating.
9. Crissy Field Overlook
Another great vista point for the Golden Gate Bridge and more. The views of downtown and around the Bay are incredible too. Crissy Field Overlook is known for gusty winds as well.
10. Billy Goat Hill - 300 Beacon Street
Enjoy a swing in a rarely touristed part of San Francisco. There are great views of the city and Bernal Hill.
Have you been to any of these overlooks? Let us know if you have and leave a comment. Share this too! If you’re curious about beautiful spots in San Francisco, check out
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