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Lands End, San Francisco

4.8
#2 of 65 in Outdoors in San Francisco
Covering the northwesternmost corner of San Francisco, Lands End lets you enjoy the outdoors and gives you insight into the city’s history. The park offers easy hiking and cycling trails, picnic areas, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the ocean. The treacherous waters of the Pacific have been the scourge of many mariners, and during low tide, you can see shipwrecks dotting the coastline. The trails take you to a memorial dedicated to the USS San Francisco, one of the most decorated battleships of World War II, and the ruins of Sutro Baths, once the world’s largest swimming pool complex. Consider dressing in layers, as the weather close to the ocean can be chilly. Fog can sometimes obscure the views. Put Lands End into our San Francisco holiday maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Crossed this off the san francisco bucket list. Cannot believe I had never visited in the 20 years I have lived in the Bay Area. If you like to hike, this is a must. If you want fantastic views of the...  more »
  • Went here with several friends and hiked down from the water to see the baths and the caves. Definitely one of the least appreciated wonders of the city. Very peaceful and open; a refreshing sight aft...  more »
  • I know the curry is a national food but please prepare more variety menu for breakfast not with cookie on curry taste.  more »
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  • If you like great views then this is the place for you. The lands end trail provides incredible views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. There are a variety of trails that cater to different levels of hikers. I recommend packing a lunch and a blanket to have lunch at one of the many superb viewpoints along the trail.
  • Perfect spot for a good hike! Came into SF for a day and seriously this spot was amazing. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and a good workout! If it's above 60 degrees expect to sweat! The hike was an hour round trip and so nice! I brought my dog and the locals were so nice here and inviting! I parked on the street, didn't even try to park in the lot and it was perfect.
  • Loved it. It's a great and easy hike. Don't worry if you reach after sunset, the view is really good even by the moonlight!
  • Loved it. Beautiful coastal hiking. Not too intense on your legs. We spent 2 hrs there
  • It was such an adventure after we visited the nearby museum Legion of Honor. My husband and I walked through the trail and down on the beach. It was so peaceful and I just felt I was embraced by the university and its mighty power.

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From inexpensive hostels in quiet residential areas to high-end hotels near the city center, San Francisco has accommodations for every budget. Key consideration is what kind of neighborhood you want to stay in. You'll find luxury hotels in Union Square, which has prime shopping, is near theaters, and is on the cable car line. Many hotels are in the northeastern portion of the city, near the tourist-driven neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, both easily explored on foot. To get away from the tourist crowds, consider the smaller inns and family-run bed and breakfasts in some of the city's more charming neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley or Pacific Heights. There are also boutique hotels scattered around town. Avoid staying in the Tenderloin. If you plan to have a car with you, ask about parking availability and fees. Parking is often difficult and expensive.
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