San Francisco Bay Area Hidden Gems

I was born and raised in San Francisco, so I have visited a lot of beautiful places in the bay area. Each place is unique and has its own vibe. Some of my favorite gardens are in the SF bay area. If you get a chance, definitely stop by some of the places listed below.

Gardens & Parks
  • Alamo Square Park
  • Cesar Chavez State Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • Chinese Pavilion
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Dinosaur Point State Park
  • Filoli Garden
  • Fort Mason Community Garden
  • Glen Canyon Park
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Hakone Gardens
  • Harding Park
  • Hayward Japanese Garden
  • Japanese Garden (San Mateo)
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Japanese Tea Garden (San Francisco)
  • Muir Woods
  • Pulgas Water Temple
  • Purisima Creek Open Space Reserve
  • Rose Garden
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Stern Grove
  • Stow Lake
  • Tulip Garden
  • Yerba Buena Gardens

Mountains & Hills
  • Mount Davidson
  • Mount Sutro
  • Mount Tamalpais
  • Twin Peaks

Ocean, Lakes, Rivers, Ponds, Water-related
  • Cliff House
  • Crystal Springs Reservoir
  • Crissy Field
  • Fort Funston
  • Laberynth Circle
  • Lake Merced
  • Lands End
  • Mile Rock Beach
  • Monterey Bay
  • Ocean Beach
  • Pacific Pier
  • Pfeiffer Beach
  • Point Bonita
  • Point Reyes
  • Presidio Lagoon
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Thornton Beach

Popular Spots
  • Legion of Honors
  • Palace of Fine Arts

POPOS (Privately owned public open spaces)
  • Embarcadero Center

Art
  • Hidden Garden Steps
  • Lincoln Park Steps
  • Lovers Lane Woodline
  • Lucas Film – Yoda & Presidio Lagoon
  • Lyon Street Steps
  • Moraga Steps
  • Music Concourse