The north end of the beach is fronted by a low curving wall that’s an always-changing display of street art. Further south at Lincoln Way, there’s another one worth checking out. Just bring an extra layer—no matter what the weather is like in the rest of the city, out here you might walk into a fog bank so thick you can't see the water. At the north end of the beach near the Cliff House restaurant, take a look inside the Camera Obscura—a rare device that uses sunlight to project an image of the outside surroundings onto a surface inside. It’s based on a 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci.
Ocean Beach San Francisco is a wide expanse of sand and dunes that faces the Pacific Ocean, stretching for three miles along the entire western edge of San Francisco. Address: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA Distance: 6min away from your Airbnb
When in San Francisco, it is easy to forget that we are right next to the ocean. If you get a chance, head west to the beach and enjoy a day of sand and sun. It gets chilly in the evenings (and sometimes during the day), so bring layers.
Another popular beach access point, the Sloat St. entrance to Ocean Beach is 3 miles away, next to the SF Zoo.
“What to say? One of the great parks of the United States. Just head down the hill to Kezar Stadium (at the very bottom of Willard Street) and you'll see the GGP right beyond it (walk around Kezar to the west to enter the park). You can also enter on Stanyan and Haight (and at many other points). Enjoy the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers (great night time light shows in the summer and winter) and many, many other features of the park.”
“We are not huge zoo fans, but the SF Zoo is worth it for the amazing playground and petting zoo alone. There is also a fun train ride and wonderful gorilla space. Close by and next to Ocean Beach.”
“The de Young Museum, located in Golden Gate Park, is another must-see place. It has great exhibits, cool architecture, and a great view of the park from the top. ”
“Beautiful (and easy) hiking trail overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Pick a sunny day for the views although I also love the misty fog or as we call him, Karl the Fog! He even has his own instagram @KarlTheFog ”
“they have nightlife almost every Thursdays and it's for 21+ as alcohol is being served. you can see the museum in a different light with music at the background and great alcohol to go with. ”