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Lands End, San Francisco

(4.7/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Lands End and other attractions to your San Francisco trip itinerary using our San Francisco itinerary maker.
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  • After visiting the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, we went to the Land's End at sunset. It is one of the most romantic places on the earth to just sit and watch the sun go down over the beaut...  more »
  • One of the best views of the Pacific ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Worth the effort and time. Located nearby are the two dutch windmills used to pump water to gardens until 1935.  more »
  • We spent more hours here than we thought we would. Our kids requested we return a 2nd time because we had so much fun the first day. Many paths for walking and hiking and the views of the Golden Gate ...  more »
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  • The extremely long coastal trail is very pleasant and hits quite a few iconic points along the way. Beautiful morning sunrises, along with the trees, shoreline, rocks and the amazing variety of birds make it a must visit for photographers and anyone that enjoys a peaceful time with an extradoniary view. Be sure to be dressed comfortably for the chill and to sweat - it's a workout.
  • Beautiful hiking trail within a big city. Start at the Lands End visitor center and walk all the way to Sea Cliff. If you have more energy, continue through Fort Baker, up the sand ladder, then continue on the Batteries-to-Bluffs trail to the Golden Gate Bridge. Then catch the bus back to the start, or back to home.
  • This iconic site is a must see for the views and the history buffs alike! Check out San Francisco's free walking tours to get even more enjoyment out of all the iconic history that's happened at this beautiful landmark. Also take a hike through the presides or in the costal trees when you're finished looking around the sea caves!
  • One of the most scenic views on the bay area right in San Francisco!Just park at the sutro bath house parking lot and proceed onto the trail towards the bridge. Once on the trail for approximately 10mins you will go down the 2nd set of stairs to lands end. I dont believe they are marked.
  • You can call this the starting of the ending point for the coastal trail. The hike was about 2 miles. We started from the this point. There is a visitor center for coffee, etc. Sutro Baths was scenic. it was windy and chilly during 11 am.