Picture Perfect Places
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities I've had the privilege to live near for most of my life, and along the way I've come upon some beautiful places to take photos. Some you may know, and some you may not, but regardless - here we go.
The first place is one I've seen all over pinterest, but just recently figured out how to get to:
Kirby Cove Swing
Here's how to get there:
1. Map yourself to the Vista Point lookout
- Tip: There are many view points on this side of the bridge, you'll see many people crowded on top of the hill on the Sausalito side, this is where you want to be. There are three points to stop at on this road, you want the first one - it will likely have the most people on it.
2. Follow the sign for Kirby Cove
- To the right of the small parking space section is a sign pointing down the hill to the beach, theres a small hike (brisk walk) down to the beach.
3. Pass the camping site on to the beach
- You'll get to a bit of a fork in the road when you get to the camping sites, go toward the left and keep going down until you reach the beach. The swing is connected to a tall tree, you'll have to go up the side of the tree to get on the swing, but trust me the pictures are worth it.
Top of the Tiled Steps
I'm sure many of you have heard of the tiled steps :
However, if you climb to the top of the steps, and continue beyond the above street level, there's an incredible view. Many people travel to twin peaks for the same view, however twin peaks is becoming less safe than it once was - and is usually covered in fog that blocks the view.
I suggest climbing to the top of the tiled steps - it's a great 360 view of the city.
The mission district is full of colorful murals and restaurants to visit. There's not a ton of action in this area, it's a bit more residential and low key.
Hope this helps!