Twin Peaks

Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks

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Romantic Things to Do: Famous, central views of San Francisco. Worth the drive or hike up. If you're the kind of traveler who likes an overview of the city you're visiting, hiking or driving up to Twin Peaks is a great way to start off your trip. And if you're the kind of romantic who loves to snuggle with a loved one while watching the lights of a big city twinkle below, then that's just as good a reason to visit Twin Peaks. Besides the great views, their are many trails on top of the Peak, and the charming neighborhood of Cole and Carl is a short drive down the hill, a great spot for an after-hike drink.

Sightseeing: Although it's called a "peak," there are actually 64 acres to this park that has been called San Francisco's "Marin Headlands, the more famous natural area across the bay. Covered by grassland and coastal scrub, Twin Peaks offers visitors an understanding of what the entire Bay Area looked like before development. Although there is hiking, the star attraction is the enormous view from this 922 foot peak, second to only Mt. Davidson in San Francisco. Plan for gusty winds, no matter what time of year you visit. If you don't have a car, most downtown tour buses chug up Twin Peaks and make it a regular stop.


Twin Peaks BLvd.
San Francisco, CA

Map / Directions
(415) 864-9470

Expert Tips by Tom Molanphy

San Francisco Local Expert

Romantic Things to Do: "If you can make time for a hike, walk to Twin Peaks to avoid the car traffic."

Sightseeing: "A fun San Francisco day: hiking around Twin Peaks and then grabbing a drink on Haight Street afterwards."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Twin Peaks offers the best view of downtown San Francisco, a romantic view at night.

Best for Sightseeing Because: Twin Peaks is regularly awarded "best viewing spot" in all of San Francisco.

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