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You're gonna want to cover your butt for this excursion. The side-by-side slides crafted onto the hillside at…

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You’re gonna want to cover your butt for this excursion. The side-by-side slides crafted onto the hillside at Seward Street Slides are concrete, so recycle some cardboard or use some waxed paper and get ready to “sled” down the hillside over bumps and down drops. Imagined by the 14-year-old winner of a design competition in 1973, the slides are a highlight of the Seward Mini-Park, a tiny plot that also houses the Corwin Street Community Garden, a tree-filled oasis with limbs large enough for climbing. The views of San Francisco from here are pretty sweet too. Hill yeah!

BONUS: After sliding, walk about 15 minutes down the hill to Noe Valley’s 39-tap beer and cocktail bar, Valley Tavern for a winter warmer like their Tavern Toddy with Bulleit Bourbon.

The Seward Street Slides are located at 70 Corwin St. in the Castro in San Francisco. Valley Tavern is located at 4054 24th St. in Noe Valley. According to park rules, the slides—open Tuesday through Sunday—close at sunset and adults must be accompanied by children. Seward Slides are dog-friendly. No dogs at Valley Tavern.

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