10 Undiscovered Travel Gems In San Francisco
Does your travel itinerary interest you to explore some undiscovered attractions of San Francisco. So here we list down 10 travel gems that should be in your bucket list next time you travel to San Francisco. Countless skyscrapers, sandy beaches, lush gardens, hiking trails and what not… These are some of the activities you can explore for jaw-dropping views and breathtaking scenic beauty.
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The most colorful spot on this list, Clarion Alley is an alley filled with colorful gravity pieces from a community of artists. It was originally created by six local artists (two of which were living in the alley at the time) in 1992. On any given weekend, you’re likely to see new pieces going up or current canvases being maintained. This is where creativity in San Francisco continues to flourish. When walking down the alley, please be respectful of the artists and their masterpieces.
Coined the Ellis Island of the West, Angel Island processed more than 1 million immigrants during its time as an immigration station. Since then, it has been turned into a state park where you can camp overnight. It’s perfect for that early morning sunrise, where you’ll be able to see expansive 360° views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands ,and Mount Tamalpais.
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The Labyrinth at Lands End
Hiking out from the Sutro Bath Ruins, you’ll find a trail that leads you to a spectacular view and the labyrinth, created by Eduardo Aguilera in 2004 and maintained by a community of volunteers. Recently, this treasure was vandalized, but a new group of volunteers rebuilt it from scratch. A story of resilience and redemption always puts a smile on our face.
Sutro Bath Ruins
Out of fire and disaster comes beauty. Once the home of the wealthy elite as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Sutro Bath House fell into disrepair and caught on fire. Since then only the ruins have survived, which have provided the perfect backdrop for chasing sunsets.
The highest peak in San Francisco, Mount Davidson also has the biggest cross in the city at 103 feet tall. From time to time, services are held up here, most notably for Easter Sunday.
It’s chilly at Ocean Beach most of the year, but that’s what bonfires are for. There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing hundreds of s’mores being roasted over all the bonfires at once.
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An artificial island built for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island boasts some of the most spectacular views of the Bay Bridge and the skyline. Come sunrise or sunset, you’ll see tripods dotting the island’s edge.
From this Sunset District Park, you have gorgeous views from downtown San Francisco and Golden Gate Park all the way to Pt. Reyes and around to Lake Merced. There is a small trail network, consisting of 0.2 miles ascending to the top of the park hill, but the view at the top makes it totally worth it.
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Lyon Street Steps
The Lyon Street Steps are a beloved Marina spot to the many who live nearby. Early in the morning, you’ll see people running up the 332 stairs to the top. Halfway up, you can stop to gaze at the house from the movie, The Princess Diaries, and then continue your ascent to the top where you’ll turn around and look out on San Francisco Bay.
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