Must-visit Parks in San Francisco
Mission Dolores Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

1. Mission Dolores Park

9.6
Dolores St (btwn 18th & 20th St), San Francisco, CA
Park · Mission Dolores · 451 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Wanna get a tan, ironically the beach is not your place to do it. Go to Dolores to sit back, enjoy libations, people watch and enjoy the warmest weather in the city. Just watch out for the pizza dough Read more.

Palace of Fine Arts is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

2. Palace of Fine Arts

9.5
3301 Lyon St (btwn Bay & Jefferson St), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · Marina District · 176 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Built for a World's Fair, but now famous for its participation in So I Married an Axe Murderer... "Come Nadia, let us dance like children of the night." Read more.

Fort Point National Historic Site is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

3. Fort Point National Historic Site

9.3
Marine Dr. (at West Bluff Dr.), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · Presidio National Park · 71 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Make it in to see the fort, it's epic and almost unknown how much history they have stored up in there. Plus a cool view of the city toward North Beach & the bridge. Tap you hands at the runners mark.

Sigmund Stern Grove is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

4. Sigmund Stern Grove

9.1
2750 19th Ave (at Sloat Blvd), San Francisco, CA
Park · Parkside · 20 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Great place to see any free concert on a good weather day, but foggy most others. Bad place to be if you are allergic to mosquitoes or have a seat on the hill.

Lafayette Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

5. Lafayette Park

9.5
2000 Sacramento St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA
Park · Pacific Heights · 60 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Unappreciated view of the bay and city. Catch a glimpse of Twin Peaks from here (my fav view of the city) and down to the bay over Pac Heights toward Sausalito and Alcatraz. Dog park big area.

Alamo Square is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

6. Alamo Square

9.4
Steiner St (btwn Fulton & Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
Park · Alamo Square · 154 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Painted ladies and breathtaking view of Russian Hill / Downtown from the east side. Another beautiful view and dog park of the west - more fog though.

Twin Peaks Summit is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

7. Twin Peaks Summit

9.7
100 Christmas Tree Point Rd, San Francisco, CA
Scenic Lookout · 232 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Most complete & breathtaking view of the city, bridge to bridge. And almost every part of the city from one spot, all except the sunset, but you'd only see fog there anyways. Pano that ess.

Crissy Field is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

8. Crissy Field

9.6
1199 East Beach (Golden Gate National Recreation Area), San Francisco, CA
Park · Presidio National Park · 119 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Beautiful view of GG Bridge. Nice to cruise by on a weekend ride around the bayside to oceanside coast. Rock Climbing across the street. Wetlands, BBQ's etc.

Duboce Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

9. Duboce Park

9.2
Duboce Ave (btwn Scott & Steiner), San Francisco, CA
Park · Duboce Triangle · 69 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Place to take a really cute doggy, let them run around together and PICK UP THEIR POOP Please.

Golden Gate Park Panhandle is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

10. Golden Gate Park Panhandle

9.2
Panhandle (btwn Baker St and Stanyan St), San Francisco, CA
Park · Panhandle · 44 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Long. Green. Patch. Precursor to the epicness of GG Park. Usually Overcast. Always Less Crowded. Great to Bike Thru. Not So Much For Double Dare Themed Birthday Parties.

Golden Gate Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

11. Golden Gate Park

9.7
501 Stanyan St (btwn Fulton St & Lincoln Way), San Francisco, CA
Park · Golden Gate Park · 279 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Huge Ginormously Beautiful Park. So much to do, to see - botanical gardens, dog parks, museums, gardens, bison, lovely cruising ride to the ocean, or anywhere in the city, esp on a Sunday - no cars.

Sutro Baths is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

12. Sutro Baths

9.4
Point Lobos Ave. (at Merrie Way), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · 72 tips and reviews
Sutro Forest is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

13. Sutro Forest

7.8
San Francisco, CA
Trail · 3 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Supposedly an epic forest walk, which I still have to do but am planning on soon.

Buena Vista Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

14. Buena Vista Park

9.1
Buena Vista Ave. (at Haight St.), San Francisco, CA
Park · Buena Vista · 41 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Another hike I need to make time for, if only it weren't so blasted cold there most of the time. And I weren't already heading over to Upper Haight to shop or sell something.

Macondray Lane is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

15. Macondray Lane

8.1
Between Taylor and Jones (Tales of the City's Barbary Lane), San Francisco, CA
Garden · Russian Hill · 8 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Not so much a park as a journey and a view. But if you're near nob and marina areas try to search out this hidden path, promising spectacular views of the upper bay and some of the homes along it.

16. Washington Square Park

8.9
Washington Square, San Francisco, CA
Park · North Beach · 66 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Should you want to see one of the most crowded but beautiful areas of the city. Probably only park w/o a radiant view hovering above the city around it, it's actually a low-set 1, but views nearby.

Huntington Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

17. Huntington Park

9.3
Taylor St (btw Sacramento & California), San Francisco, CA
Park · Nob Hill · 47 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: One thing I really like about the city is that it takes the highest hill summits, says no one man shall have this spot & plants a park at the upper most point, for all to enjoy and share the view.

Jefferson Square Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

18. Jefferson Square Park

7.1
Jefferson Square (Eddy Street btw Gough and Laguna), San Francisco, CA
Park · Cathedral Hill · 15 tips and reviews

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Beautiful view, beautiful under-appreciated and often-forgotten park in the city, misfortune of residing alongside the worst part of Western Addition.

Berkeley Way Mini Park is one of Must-visit Parks in San Francisco.

19. Berkeley Way Mini Park

1294 Berkeley Way (at West St), Berkeley, CA
Park · West Berkeley · 1 tip

Kelly S.Kelly Strodl: Glen Park,, on the other side of the hill, soft, quiet, lovely, forgotten. Come see all the eucalyptus.