In the middle of a residential neighborhood, Mt. Davidson Park (which boasts the highest point in San Francisco) offers great hiking trails. Mt. Davidson's most distinguishing feature is a 6-story cross nestled among the many eucalyptus trees, which can be seen from various spots in the city depending on which angle your looking from. It was constructed as part of the WPA program of the 1930s, and is the site of a sunrise mass every Easter. At the peak, you're rewarded with great views of downtown and the bay.
San Francisco, CA, United States
Nearest Transit: Glen Park
Mt. Davidson Park and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand View Park(2.4 km)
Worth visiting because of the stupendous views it offers over downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the Pacific Ocean, Marin headlands, and across to the Sutro Tower.
Moraga Street Stairs(2.5 km)
The Moraga Street Stairs, formally the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, comprise a colorful mosaic added during a 2005 renovation of the stairs, inspired by the Santa Teresa Steps in Rio de Janeiro.
Sigmund Stern Grove(1.8 km)
Home to many concerts and performances during the summer months which are free to the public, including the Stern Grove Festival.
Glen Canyon Park(1.2 km)
A quiet city park great for hiking, dogwalking and nature viewing, containing a steep canyon situated amidst some residential neighborhoods.
SF State Art Gallery(2.9 km)
The Castro District(3 km)
The Castro District in Eureka Valley was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States, and continues to be a beacon in the fight for equal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Twin Peaks(1.8 km)
The small parking area at the northern tip of Twin Peaks Boulevard (875' above sea level) is near the physical center of the city, and one of its highest points, providing spectacular views in all directions.
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