From our green parks and beautiful beaches to the vast wilderness beyond the bridge, the City offers fresh air and inspiration at every turn.

Hikers walk along a forested section of Lands End Trail, with the Pacific Ocean in the background.
Stretch your legs and take in the view at Lands End Trail.

There is no city like San Francisco for the outdoors. Our Tunnel Tops in the Presidio, designed by renowned landscape architect James Corner, is a perfect example of how we integrate urban and natural spaces. So does Salesforce Park in the heart of downtown. This popular open space is blocks long and many stories off the ground. And don't forget about Golden Gate Park, the 1,000-plus acre urban oasis that was once deemed impossible to create.

From hilltop parks and shaded canyons to craggy cliffs and quiet meadows, San Francisco's natural beauty is one of the top reasons why so many leave their heart in San Francisco.

Dolores Park on a sunny afternoon

Plan a 3-Day Outdoor Adventure in San Francisco

From Golden Gate Park to Mission Dolores, the hundreds of parks in San Francisco offer you no shortage of activities. Enjoy beaches, hills, impressive man-made architecture or natural wonders.

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Take a Look at San Francisco's Top Beaches

If you’re looking for a beautiful outdoor excursion, San Francisco’s beaches offer breathtaking views as well as plenty of hiking, kite-flying, surfing, relaxing and more.

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