What comes to mind when you hear the term "city park?" Maybe a softball field for youth leagues, or a a clump of trees for shade?
While San Francisco can match any city in world-class restaurants and nightlife options, our list below reveals that it surpasses almost every US City in terms of parks. It starts with the geography that San fRancisco is blessed to be located in. What other major US city has the Pacific Ocean on one side, an enormous bay on the other, and rolling hills all around?
While most major cities might boast one or two outstanding parks, with San Francisco's unique topography, it's hard to keep the list for San Francisco to just ten. Golden Gate Park is a must visit for everyone, the living green lung that runs right through the western heart of San Francisco. And where it ends, Ocean Beach, offers some of the best sunsets around.
And if you add a ferry ride to Sausalito, a BART ride to the East Bay, or a short drive down the peninsula, your options are endless. But if you want to keep it in the city proper, here are ten can't miss parks to put the green back in your city experience.