Swinging Views

Big City Views in San Francisco's Bernal Heights

San Francisco is a city of high expectations, and that includes its lofty parks offering incredible panoramas. So what makes the 360-degree views all the more fun? Enjoying them from a tree swing! Head to Bernal Heights Park and wend your way up the knoll for a merry-go-round of panoramic views.

Two swings hang from a massive oak on the eastern side, allowing you to kick back and sway toward the stunner view. A concrete path winds up to the radio tower at the peak before continuing on a dirt trail where you can walk the circumference. Of course you might see Karl the fog, cascading across the grid of San Francisco’s colorful streets and houses.

At the southern entrance point, you’ll also find a slightly overgrown rock labyrinth.

TIP: Check out nearby Hillside Supper Club, a pop-up turned boutique restaurant, open for brunch on weekends. Try their homemade pop tarts and savory bread pudding.

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Bernal Heights Park is located at Anderson St. and Bernal Heights Blvd. Street parking available.

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