Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy

Lands End Visitors Center

Type: Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Sightseeing

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10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: This brand new visitor's center is worth the drive or bus fare to the end of Geary Boulevard. Besides framing unforgettable views of the Pacific Ocean, the center offers great gifts and mementos, as well as a small but impressive cafe stocked by local produce. If the wind, fog and rain happen to be working against you on your trip, head to Lands End Visitor's Center for all the beautiful glory of the Pacific and no take-home sniffles or flu. If you work up an appetite after your walk, the Cliff House just down the street offers a varied menu with seating that will have your perched right over the Pacific.

Free Things to Do: Opened in spring of 2012, the Lands End Visitor's Center includes a cafe, museum exhibits, and an impressive selection of gift items to take back home. The museum focuses on the nearby history of the Sutro Baths, as well as environmental concerns such as erosion on Ocean Beach. Once you've filled your mind with some history of the area, stretch those legs along the Lands End trails, which includes some of the best views of Ocean Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge that the city can offer. You can also clamber down to the Sutro Bath ruins or up to Sutro Gardens. Top the whole experience off with smartly made martini at the Cliff House, and you've had yourself a San Francisco day.

Sightseeing: This brand new visitor's center is worth the drive or bus fare to the end of Geary Boulevard. Besides framing unforgettable views of the Pacific Ocean, the center offers great gifts and mementos, as well as a small but impressive cafe stocked by local produce. If the wind, fog and rain happen to be working against you on your trip, head to Lands End Visitor's Center for all the beautiful glory of the Pacific and no take-home sniffles or flu. If you do need to warm up, the nearby Cliff House bar and restaurant is a San Francisco "must-see," as well.


Address

Merrie Way
San Francisco, CA

Map / Directions
(415) 561-3064

Expert Tips by Tom Molanphy

San Francisco Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "Be sure to drop down the road and explore the iconic Cliff House, as well."

Free Things to Do: "Plan on an enjoyable Lands End hike or a martini at the nearby Cliff House, as well."

Sightseeing: "Leave time to hike around the area for some gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Lands End Visitors Center offers not only stunning views of the Pacific but a unique and engaging history of San Francisco.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Many locals rate this new, beautiful Visitor's Center as their "favorite freebie."

Best for Sightseeing Because: Lands End is fast-becoming one of the most popular parks in all of San Francisco.

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