There' something super captivating about San Francisco. Maybe it's the architecture and the unique homes that line almost every block. Maybe it's all of the sub-neighborhoods that come together to form this crazy place. Whatever it is, I absolutely love it here.
After being here for 5 years, I've come to know the city pretty well. I have my go-to bars, restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. I even have narrowed down my favorite places to check out the view here, too.
It was hard narrowing them down, but here are 4 of my favorite places to catch the sunrise, sunset, or creepily people watch:
Dolores Park: On sunny days, this park feels like Miami Beach (throw us a bone here). It's the ultimate place to meet up with friends, picnic on the grass, and publicly drink out in the open without feeling like you have a problem. All types of people come to this newly renovated grassy area and I have to tell you, it's the ultimate melting pot in San Francisco. My tip? Grab a few beers and some snacks, people watch for an hour and head over to Bi-Rite for some ice cream.
Sutter-Stockton Garage: It's nothing fancy, but it sure does make a pretty rad impression. I snapped this on a particularly foggy day, but it's the perfect place for a photoshoot or to catch a beautiful view of the sunset in the Financial District.
Corona Heights: Need I say more? Wake up before sunrise, hike to the top (wear layers), and take in the breathtaking views. I've never felt more calm than I have at the top of Corona and being in this busy city, well...that's saying a lot. Pro tip: Don't wear sandals. I learned that the hard way.
Billy Goat Hill: This picture perfect location is nestled far out in Diamond Heights, but it's a beautiful and super residential spot. You get a semi-similar view to Corona Heights, but are able to see more residential homes and to me, feels a bit more tucked away. More special. If you're lucky, the tree swing will be there. My recommendation is to take a spin – it feels like you're flying.