The City by The Bay is so beautifully positioned, with steep hills, skyscrapers and waterfront vistas... so where are the best places to settle in for a sunset view? Here are your best bets:
10. GRAND VIEW PARK
This secluded, romantic hilltop park in the Sunset District with panoramic views is a beautiful place to take in a sunset.
9. HAWK HILL (Marin Headlands, across the Golden Gate Bridge)
THIS is the spot where all those glorious photos of the Golden Gate Bridge are taken. Prepare to be awestruck.
8. FORT FUNSTON
Take a blanket (or two) and perch atop grassy sand dunes up to 200 feet in elevation. Known for windy conditions, stay clear of the bluffs' edges and enjoy the beautiful view.
7. SUTRO BATHS
The ruins of a Victorian public bathhouse (circa 1894) provide a one-of-a-kind historic place for sunset viewings.
6. BAKER BEACH
Stroll along the shore of the Pacific Ocean for a grand sunset view; be aware that the northernmost stretch is clothing-optional so choose your view accordingly!
Score an outside standing post for glorious views on Hyde Street (especially between Chestnut and Bay Streets). Time your ride for the golden sunset moments and you'll have a memory to last a lifetime.
From Sausalito or Larkspur in Marin County, hop on the ferry and watch the sun set... as you sail toward San Francisco alongside the Golden Gate Bridge.
1. TWIN PEAKS
Right in the center of the city, at 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks offers a spectacular view of San Francisco. On a clear day here, you can see forever.
Caveats: Fog, wind and chill. Always dress in layers and know that the weather can change in the blink of an eye. If you're fogged in, just head indoors for a cup of tea or a hot toddy fireside!
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