Hidden Gems: Stairway to Heaven

Being out and about in SF will so totally be worth it! It will also so totally involve climbing, hiking, sweating and exercising. But, thanks to the many elevated lookout points throughout the city, you probably won’t know where to turn to first. The views will be worth it and, let’s face it, my thighs thanked me too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today, I grabbed my camera and hopped onto the 28 Bus towards 16th and Morega (get off on 19th and Morega). Searching for the Mosaic Stairs I had seen on Pinterest before, I explored a little more of the Sunset District and was not disappointed. Not only did I find the stairs but, to my surprise, they led up to an elevated little hill that locals call Turtle Hill. It’s real name, Grand View Park, does the scenery more justice though. Walk along the sandy trail and gaze at Ocean Beach to your left, Golden Gate Bridge ahead of you and the downtown area as well as Twin Peaks to your right.

Of course, as with many landmarks in the city, make sure to catch a clear day. If you can. May the odds be ever in your favor….

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Mosaic Stairs @16th Ave between Morega and Noriega

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The ascent already offers promising outlooks…

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The breakers at Ocean Beach, the Pacific side of SF

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Twin Peaks (picture) is said to offer the best panorama over the city but I think Turtle Hill is a main competitor

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Golden Gate Park, Fort Mason, Ingleside, Golden Gate Park and Sunset District

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But really, the “park” is more like a forest, actually.

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California Poppy- do not plug!!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA “I lost my head in San Francisco, waiting for the fog to roll out…”

 

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2 thoughts on “Hidden Gems: Stairway to Heaven

    • Thank you so much! Same goes to your SF posts though, hope you will make it back to the city again soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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