You probably have already heard of Twin Peaks, Bernal Heights and Coit Tower (If not you should head there too). Here are some of my favorite less known views to escape the crowd.
It’s in a museum with ticketed admission but the Hamon Tower is free! Just go ask any of the staff for directions and enjoy the 360 degree view.
Located in the middle of the Pacific Heights neighborhood, Alta Plaza Park has a great night and day view. There is a dog park, playground and basketball court that is usually empty! After enjoying the park, you can check out some of the most beautiful houses in SF down Steiner or Pierce Street towards the Marina.
Grandview Park indeed has grand views. Being far off in the inner Sunset, you can see all the way to bay bridge! It is right next to the mosaic steps and is a great place for sunset and a picnic. Highly recommend grabbing some good Chinese food in the Sunset and coming here.
This is my favorite city hike in the city. It is about a 10 minute walk from Castro station and offers the most rewarding view! I take everyone who visits SF to this place.
I am always on a hunt to find the tallest peak in a city when I visit – even if it’s a man made tower! You need to know one of Salesforce’s 30,000+ employees to get a visit, but it’s well worth the effort! Salesforce has full time employees that are similar to rangers that greet you and the views are incredible on the 61st floor.