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Crissy Field

Park, Scenic Lookout, and Field
San Francisco
132 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • picnics
  • biking
  • barbecue
  • alcatraz island
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  • Peter d.
    Great view of the bridge
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrookeSeptember 12
    great photos of the GGB from here, not insanely crowded
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinApril 29
    Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown. Come on a weekday and you don't need to pay for parking near the Warming Hut.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PalmerApril 27
    Way too windy to be enjoyable
  • Liza P.
    Liza PApril 2
    All the dogs, all the kiteboarders and all the windsurfers! Really good place to take in the wind.
  • Ines M.
    Ines MaelfaitFebruary 11
    Come here for the nostalgic sound of the Zoo Tycoon bird.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelNovember 28, 2016
    Great place to take a bike ride
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasNovember 12, 2016
    Lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • K E.
    K EastSeptember 5, 2016
    The view...
  • Luis J.
    Luis JuradoAugust 31, 2016
    Great place
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniAugust 13, 2016
    Amazing view of the golden gate Alcatraz and city from here. Occasionaly I've seen small open DJ's playing.
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgAugust 9, 2016
    Scenic view!!!!
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YannaconeJuly 14, 2016
    Saw Bernie sanders here tonight
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanJuly 9, 2016
    Great place to watch fireworks, if only it wasn't so foggy all the time
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BirdsongApril 18, 2016
    Love letting the dog romp here and chase geese under the bridge!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HansonMarch 1, 2016
    I Love Crissy Field !! ❤️☀️🌴😎⛵️🍷
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧February 28, 2016
    A beautiful spot for a stroll
  • Ashwin J.
    Ashwin JoseFebruary 9, 2016
    Great sandy beach and a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Parks system, stretches from Fort Point to Fort Mason, with miles of flat, open space for walking, biking, and kite flying. Read more
  • Jole P.
    Jole PDecember 24, 2015
    Such a beautiful place to relax and go on a run. Plus, not too far from ghirardelli square!
  • Niamh B.
    Niamh BreslinNovember 20, 2015
    Great views of the Bridge!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CNovember 19, 2015
    What an amazing dog park! We had a great time running around and enjoying the scenic views surrounding this area!
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenNovember 15, 2015
    If there's a dogs heaven, it looks pretty much like this place
  • Marco L.
    Marco LancieriNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This beach is great at night when the sun is setting
  • Marvin
    MarvinOctober 4, 2015
    Amazing place to run by the bay.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiSeptember 6, 2015
    Great view of the bridge. Nice to run through. Near the presidio and palace of fine arts.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 2, 2015
    Crissy Field is the perfect spot for a picnic and includes one of our favorite locations in the city to capture a photo of Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 25, 2015
    Dog friendly, dog-friendly
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 20, 2015
    Nice Bay Area views
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Views, dogs, beach.
  • Robert W.
    Robert WilliamsJune 27, 2015
    Has an excellent view of the Golden gate bridge from here... Easy parking, nice walk and amazing view ..
  • Izabella
    IzabellaApril 30, 2015
    One day if I do go to heaven I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco.'
  • Hotel Nikko San Francisco
    Grab some bikes and take a stroll around Crissy Field! Then end the day by having a picnic with your friends and family.
  • Bryan
    BryanFebruary 18, 2015
    The best thing to do is charter a boat and get out on the water Read more
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 7, 2015
    Gorgeous view! Great place to bring a newcomer!
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongNovember 9, 2014
    Fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge from here
  • Scott H.
    Scott HSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Dogs, tourists, kite surfers, and some bridge. Great people watching/lurking.
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangSeptember 2, 2014
    Free parking!
  • Alvin T.
    Alvin TeAugust 17, 2014
    Foggy Sunday
  • Eduardo V.
    Eduardo VieroAugust 7, 2014
    Scenic view. Excellent for a walk.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    With grassy open space, running and biking paths, room for your canine companions, a real beach and even a surf spot, it has everything your SoCal friends think they can only find in Santa Monica. Read more
  • Jim K.
    Jim KentrisJuly 20, 2014
    Beautiful place!
  • Maxim S.
    Maxim SokolovJune 15, 2014
    Great for kiting!
  • Ambrose M.
    Ambrose MilnerMay 6, 2014
    Every thing
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RussavageApril 27, 2014
    One of our favorite places to take a dog in San Francisco and get a delicious coffee. Plus you are about as close as it gets to the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldApril 22, 2014
    It used to be an airfield, now it's a big open space. Nothing to do here, so walk along the coast trail.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LivermoreMarch 31, 2014
    Bring a blanket and relax on the grass. People watch!
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChampionMarch 23, 2014
    Great food at the Beach Hut Cafe.
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 9, 2014
    crissy field + sun = glorious
  • RootsRated
    RootsRatedDecember 19, 2013
    Flat trails & open,grassy areas for running,walking dogs or just lounging make Crissy Fields a popular locals spot.Sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz Island only add to the experience Read more
  • Corey K.
    Corey KopeckiNovember 21, 2013
    Good place to walk your dog.
  • Corey K.
    Corey KopeckiNovember 21, 2013
    Very relaxing with a great view.
  • Corey K.
    Corey KopeckiNovember 21, 2013
    Very relaxing day with a break in the rain.
  • Ron P.
    Ron PragidesNovember 5, 2013
    Stop and stare and Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Joséphine L.
    Joséphine LesaffreOctober 6, 2013
    Perfect for a barbecue with friends!
  • Oliver F.
    Oliver FraederichOctober 2, 2013
  • Cici Y.
    Cici YoungSeptember 30, 2013
    A perfect place for a date, agree?
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 27, 2013
    Sun-seekers, runners, dog-walkers, and kiteboarders come to this scenic bay-front beach and promenade. Pass through the restored tidal marsh en route to the Warming Hut, a cozy stop for lunch.
  • Marisa C.
    Marisa CorleySeptember 21, 2013
    No America's Cup final today.... :(
  • Jaemie
    JaemieAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mile repeats !!!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A worthy stop for Golden Gate Bridge viewing if you're biking the Marina Green.
  • Beau H.
    Beau HaleJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the new art, only complaint is that the signs describing the art should have you facing the bay, not the presidio.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Here's a pro tip: if you're trying to see the Golden Gate Bridge in its full glory in July, you're going to be disappointed.
  • William L.
    William LeeJuly 5, 2013
    It was awesome, yo!
  • Drizzle L.
    Drizzle LJune 5, 2013
    Scenic views of the harbor and Alcatraz. Wind will rip your face off.
  • U
    UMay 27, 2013
    Makes you suffer 'cos you don't have your gear to surf the wind
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a stroll along the path. Stop for a hot dog at "Let's be Frank" stand on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge span.
  • Kitzzy A.
    Kitzzy AvilesApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love running here. I ran loops around a 1-mile route and it was awesome seeing the sky change colors over the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun set.
  • Francisco S.
    Francisco SanchezMarch 11, 2013
    Beautiful views of the Golden gate Bridge and also Alcatraz!
  • Phil C.
    Phil ChuaFebruary 3, 2013
    One of the best places for a well-behaved dog. Always bring a camera!
  • Roderick G.
    Roderick GoodmanJanuary 27, 2013
    If your in the area, this is a must place to take a stroll along the bay.
  • Suzanne T.
    Suzanne The MatchmakerDecember 22, 2012
    This is one of the best places to run in SF and you get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • Iris C.
    Iris ChenNovember 28, 2012
    sit on the bench and just go watch everything around you. take a breath and enjoy the scenery.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanNovember 6, 2012
    Northernmost park in SF, beach, golden gate bridge views. A nice place to walk around.
  • Spare the Air a.
    Take public transit to the City this weekend to watch America's Cup from the Marina Green or Crissy Field. Read more
  • BV M.
    BV MeyerSeptember 26, 2012
    My dog loves it here! We park at the west end near bridge and walk on the grass headed to the beach. He runs, digs, swims, and plays with many other dogs off leash. Then roll in grass on the way back.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on a jog here and take phenomenal photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyJune 13, 2012
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO TAKE THE VISITORS
  • Bre L.
    Bre LambertJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to stay to the right on the walking/running path. These hardcore athletes aren't afraid to take you down. Walk all the way to the Warming Hut & grab some cocoa.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick- Best Place to Run. Many runners swear that Marin or the East Bay beats S.F. proper, which terrain snobs swear is a concrete jungle. These... Read more
  • Scott P.
    Scott PerketMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for fetch with the dog. Bring a Chuckit. Plenty of room.
  • Tim G.
    Tim GrimesMay 27, 2012
    Weekdays are the best, Golden Gate bridge great run
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WardMay 13, 2012
    Beautiful walk this morning. Great way to start the day!
  • Danny O.
    Danny OlivaMay 5, 2012
    Nice beach area with great views of the golden gate bridge
  • Dustin B.
    Dustin BlakeMarch 1, 2012
    they've got free electric car charging!
  • Maria A.
    Maria AndersonFebruary 14, 2012
    It's a beautiful afternoon. Blue skies and mild temps!
  • Erik H.
    Erik HomFebruary 12, 2012
    Hugh Grant gets hit by a kite in "9 Months"
  • José L.
    José LeosDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Run early or it gets windy & crowded with tourist
  • Boriana V.
    Boriana VjDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Crissy field is spelled with a "C" :)
  • Nancy Pelosi
    Nancy PelosiNovember 9, 2011
    One of my favorite places to take a walk in San Francisco--and great for kids (and grandkids).
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to bring out the BBQ and have a few beers!
  • Tom Y.
    Tom YeeOctober 17, 2011
    There aren't many places where you can see the GG Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, and the the downtown builds peeking over the hill.
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanSeptember 19, 2011
    Bring a cup of coffee and take a stroll, watch the kitesurfers, and then the sunset.
  • annie h.
    annie howardSeptember 18, 2011
    Watch out for the doggie pooh! :-)
  • cooper b.
    cooper betheaSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    shasta dog's favorite place to run/swim. pro tip: house of air serves blue bottle espresso!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StrodlSeptember 9, 2011
    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.
  • steven t.
    steven thorneSeptember 2, 2011
    Spring and fall=no fog
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumAugust 31, 2011
    Try a listening experiment on a foggy day! Call the Golden Gate Bridge at 415-202-3809 on your cell phone and listen to the horn. Do you hear the horn first through the air or over the phone? Why? Read more
  • Karen J.
    Karen JAugust 10, 2011
    Great beach for dogs but watch out for seals if you have a dig that likes to swim!
  • Fido Factor
    Fido FactorAugust 5, 2011
    When heading over to Crissy for some dog friendly fun we always grab a delicious sandwich at the near by Blue Barn. They've got a couple outside tables or get it to go.
  • Pepsi
    PepsiJuly 1, 2011
    Dog friendly sandy beach, playground and the Warming Hut for snacks and well… warming up.
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TangJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect place to fly a kite or just enjoy the view.
  • Myla A.
    Myla A.May 26, 2011
    Go to the Beach Hut for Strauss FroYo. Support your National Parks!
    TruthorDare.usMay 14, 2011
    We dare you to go to Alcatraz Island and see the first lighthouse ever built followed up with a visit to the museum at The Rock to see all the interesting items collected from Alcatraz.
  • Scott T.
    Scott T.May 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the Warming Hut Cafe for a hot drink, snack or restroom break.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 26, 2011
    Send a couple scouts to get there a little earlier than the rest of the Bachelor Party to ensure you get a table and BBQ as it’s first come, first served. Read more
  • Michael U.
    Michael UlrichApril 17, 2011
    It can be extremely windy and in your face when heading westbound
  • ConciergeQ
    ConciergeQApril 3, 2011
    What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in San Francisco? Alexis Moran, Co-owner and Designer-BLUEBLOOD: "Crissy Field." Read more
  • D B.
    D BrowneMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun place to watch people and their cute pooches! Pack a lunch and relax!
  • David U.
    David UyJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    go running
  • Garrett D.
    Garrett DodgeJanuary 16, 2011
    Check out the doggie info on or the iPhone app
  • Philip A.
    Philip AndresJanuary 15, 2011
    There's an indoor wall climbing place here, u can also rent bikes at sports basement
  • Carson W.
    Carson WeberNovember 6, 2010
    Best view of Alcatraz on a sunny day
  • Greg W.
    Greg WohlenbergOctober 13, 2010
    Just one of the best walks in San Francisco!
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KaoAugust 22, 2010
    Fly a kite in front of the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • Jess C.
    Jess CliftonJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place in the entire city to bring a dog!
  • Francis A.
    Francis AquinoJuly 4, 2010
    Get here early for July 4th.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    If you need some hot cocoa or a cold drink, head to the end of the field near Fort Point for the Warming Hut Cafe. Restrooms are right next door. Powered by Read more
  • Erin Y.
    Erin YeldaJune 17, 2010
    Play with the sky color science experiment. :)
  • David Allen I.
    David Allen IbsenMay 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    My Gracie-dog's favorite place in the City. Dogs run off leash for most of the beach (avoid the North End where off-leash is prohibited).
  • Jess C.
    Jess CliftonMay 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place in the city for off leash pups to run, play & swim! Plus, you can't beat the view.
  • James M.
    James MillerApril 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    use this link to plan your visit. Read more
  • Liz G.
    Liz GebhardtApril 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Best place in the city to take your dog
  • Sosia B.
    Sosia BertFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Keep an eye out for great blue herons and pelicans in the marsh.
  • Stephanie Q.
    Stephanie QuayFebruary 8, 2010
    Stop at the warming hut for hot chocolate.
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerNovember 2, 2009
    Watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Tom F.
    Tom FordOctober 3, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Google "Exploratorium Roof Cam" and use it to check the weather before you go to Crissy Field.
  • sfBirdie
    sfBirdieAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Took the dog to the dog beach there for a run.
  • Cameo W.
    Cameo WoodApril 27, 2009
    Wade in the Bay.
  • Dmitriy G.
    Dmitriy Geranin1 week ago
    Много свободного пространства и диких птиц. Красиво.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田October 30, 2016
    Um dos melhores parques de San Fran! Espaço aberto perfeito pra correr, andar de bike, trazer o pet. Cheio nos findis!
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    Beyhan DoganSeptember 29, 2015
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