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Twin Peaks, San Francisco

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Admire a spectacular view of San Francisco from Twin Peaks. Located 20 minutes from the city center, the park features two of the highest points in San Francisco and is a well-known escape from the buzz of the city, where visitors can enjoy a tranquil walk or picnic with sprawling views of the Bay Area from 281 m (922 ft) up. Be sure to pack a jacket, as the area is known for windy conditions. To visit Twin Peaks and get the most from your holiday in San Francisco, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Francisco vacation planner.
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  • Really worth a stop to enjoy the breathtaking view of the terrace for San Francisco.
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  • Rather difficult to reach by public transportation. The views are unbeatable. There is a unique view of San Francisco. Essential.
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  • the highest point of san francisco. a must see and hold onto your hat...really windy. make sure you go before the fog rolls in.  more »

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