Monday, November 03, 2014

Park in the City - Picturesque Views from Twin Peaks

View from Twin Peaks - Downtown view by roland luistro, on FlickrOn Saturday afternoon, Mijo and I had time to take my mom on a joy ride around the city. One of our stops was the closest to our neighborhood - Twin Peaks.

Even though it was a sunny day, it was windy that day so it was extra cold in Twin Peaks. The breathtaking panoramic views from there are unequalled.  A must see in San Francisco.

Twin Peaks is a 64 acre park on one of the highest parts in the City. On a clear day, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, Market St., San Francisco Bay, East Bay and some parts of the Peninsula.

There are hiking trails leading to this park but we drove. There are a couple of ways to get there - via Portola Drive from the south and Market St. from the north. There are ample of parking but there maybe a wait during peak tourist season. We found parking right away when we got there.

View from Twin Peaks - Downtown

Dress warmly when you go there. It can get windy up there so bring an extra layer to protect from the cold wind. My mom had a layer on but she only lasted for 5 minutes and got back to the car.

According to the SF Park and Rec website, Muni line 37 stops along Crestline Drive and Muni line 48 stops along Portola.

Here's a 180 degree view from Twin Peaks. The view is equally stunning in the morning as it is at night.

View from Twin Peaks - 180 deg view


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