The Essentials: San Francisco Outdoor Activities
There’s a lot to choose from the outdoor activities San Francisco has on offer on a beautiful day. The city itself is filled with sights and attractions, AND just beyond the city are some awesome parklands to explore! TALK San Francisco students have voted on their top 4 choices for best of San Francisco outdoor activities you should not miss.
TALK Student Choices for Best of San Francisco Outdoor Activities
Yen-Ting Chao says, “Riding a bicycle from Pier 39 to Sausalito by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.”
With this one recommendation, Yen has managed to cover 3 things that TALK students think of as some of the best things to do in San Francisco—visit Pier 39, bike the Golden Gate Bridge, and spend an afternoon in Sausalito!
Ride your own bike, or rent one from any number of local vendors. Start your trip at the pier—it’s a feast for your eyes and ears with street performers, musicians, and of course sea lions all competing for your attention. If you’re of a mind to park for a bit you can ride the carousel, browse the markets, visit the Aquarium of the Bay, do the Musical Stairs, or lose yourself in Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze, just to name a few of Pier 39’s attractions.
The ride across the bridge will offer dazzling views of the bay—stop and take some amazing selfies.
Yup—that’s a humpback whale!
When you arrive in Sausalito, treat yourself to lunch at Scoma’s or an ice cream at Lappert’s…maybe bothJ
There’s enough to see and do in Sausalito to make a weekend trip of it what with the boardwalk, the Marine Mammal Center, Heath Ceramics…but on your day trip sure to check out the Richardson Bay houseboat enclaves, and the vista point before turning your bike around to head back into San Francisco.
Delvane Nadier Felzemburg of TALK San Francisco is saying you should REALLY get outdoors, and camp, hike, fish, and visit the Muir Woods.
You can’t camp or fish in the Muir Woods, but you can hike to your heart’s content. The trees tower over you and form the most spectacular canopy!
Bicentennial, Hawk Camp, Haypress, and Kirby Cove are nearby campgrounds—check here for season dates and applicable fees.
And when it comes to fishing…well you can cast a line almost anywhere and the fishing’s good!