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Buena Vista Park

Park, Playground, and Scenic Lookout
Buena Vista, San Francisco
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  • Max K.
    Max KOctober 12
    Watch out for coyotes!
  • Rich Y.
    Bums can be hiding around here be alert
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviJuly 13
    Don't come here at night unless it's to catch Pokemon
  • ReeD
    ReeDMarch 26
    Been here 50+ times
    Oldest park in the city, but somehow in 2016 qualifies as a "hidden gem." Beautiful historic paths, great views, lush understory, fairytale sunsets, and a mystical spookiness when the fog rolls in.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Rich And Toby M.
    Rich And Toby MonsterDecember 20, 2015
    Me and Rich play a game where were superheroes and we have to stop chuck the bad guy! That's a nice boardwalk and a really cool tennis court.🎾 there is also a playground and that's very cool.😎
    Downvoted Oct 12
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KOctober 9, 2015
    Don't try going down the unpaved paths, they can be a lot steeper than they appear.
  • Seth B.
    Seth BannonAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit on a misty morning and you'll feel like you're in a fairy tale, as the city fades away.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Szymon R.
    Szymon RyngJune 23, 2015
    Good spot to chill if you're on haight street!
  • colazionearoma
    colazionearomaJune 4, 2015
    look for the golden gate bridge!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HeyertMay 10, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    I got married in this park! Come for the views and hiking, ignore the transients doing meth.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongApril 1, 2015
    Beautiful hike with a nice view of the city! You can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the top!
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 1, 2015
    View was obstructed by trees, but a nice place for quiet repose
  • Forrest
    ForrestJanuary 26, 2015
    Walk to the top of the park and around the gardens for great views of SF.
  • Amélie B.
    Amélie BeerensDecember 10, 2014
    The view worths the climbing
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenNovember 22, 2014
    Climbing the hill totally worth it
  • Marta R.
    Marta RubioSeptember 4, 2014
    Great views and no tourists at all!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MarquartAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Be sure to thank the volunteer gardeners. You'll never see a group of neighbors take care of their public space like this.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DeanJuly 1, 2014
    30 minutes well-spent
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HsuJune 24, 2014
    This park has an ok view of the Golden Gate Bridge but it is highly obstructed by trees. Also...I didn't realize the surround neighborhood on the west side is a bit unsafe!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MarquartMay 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Cleanup efforts have uncovered many enjoyable trails once obscured by overgrowth and squatters
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MerranJanuary 18, 2014
    Amazing view at the top!
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 9, 2014
    your climb is rewarded with a beautiful view on top!
  • Debbie
    DebbieFebruary 24, 2013
    Great place to watch the sun set.
  • Henry W.
    Henry WilliamsJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great to play tennis, but beware there are only two courts and they aren't lit.
  • DaizyTheCow
    DaizyTheCowOctober 28, 2012
    a cool park for humans and cows with great views MOoOOooO
    Downvoted Oct 12
  • Musette H.
    Musette HeyertMay 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place to get married . Mark Heyert and I got married there 16 years ago and are still going strong . Ha ha ha ha haaa
    Downvoted Oct 12
  • kate r.
    kate roweMarch 6, 2012
    Climb to the top. It's beautiful
  • Kristen D.
    Kristen DevlinDecember 16, 2011
    I was stabbed here back in 2000
    Downvoted Oct 12
  • I Wanna Go There
    I Wanna Go ThereOctober 27, 2011
    Look for the broken gravestones that line the paths from the exodus of the dead in the early 1900s. Read more
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StrodlSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jim H.
    Jim HauckAugust 23, 2011
    Great series of trails and vistas. You can explore this park for a couple hours and try to find all of the paths.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NAugust 16, 2011
    Beautiful views of San Francisco.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    No doubt: the best views in San Francisco! Read more
  • Bill E.
    Bill EliasMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the gutters along the main paths. Reused headstones from moved cemeteries.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Sara W.
    Sara WJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here a lot to walk my dog and always feel safe, but a man just got stabbed here at 10 am! Scary.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PughApril 25, 2010
    Do not come to san francisco without visiting this park.
  • Ed T.
    Ed TerpeningFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    3G service is spotty at the top if the park, although my dig Gracie doesn't seem to mind. Lots to sniff. 
  • Pete B.
    Pete BergJanuary 10, 2010
    Best entrance is to walk up 16th St. and make a right on Flint... entrance is near the dead end. Enjoy the "good view" -- this park is named quite literally!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MillerDecember 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    I love it when it rains and the people living in the the park desend from the hillside and take cover. it's like watching a nature show!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MillerDecember 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    I've heard stories......
    Downvoted Oct 12
  • Ceej
    CeejJuly 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your dog! Plenty of socializing at the top.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Abe M.
    Abe MirrashidiApril 12, 2009
    Take a friend's dog to the top of the park and enjoy the view. But don't go after dark.
  • courtney s.
    courtney sextonApril 12, 2009
    great place for an afternoon hike and picnic
  • Andrey B.
    Andrey BagdasaryanFebruary 20, 2015
    Парк находится на небольшем холме,откуда видно небольшую часть города.Тихо и спокойно.из минусов: есть бомжи,из за чего на некоторых тропах присутствуют заппхи.
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