You are here

Green SF

See the “greener” side of San Francisco with these suggested itinerary ideas which get “greener” day by day. And, to be truly green, be sure to carry a reusable water bottle; a reusable shopping tote to carry all the items you will collect along the way. Photo By Carl Nenzén Lovén / CCBY.

Parks

Explore Golden Gate Park

Experience miles of green lawns, bridle paths, lakes, flowers amid countless trees and 7,000 kinds of plants right in the heart of San Francisco. Here you’ll enjoy a treasure of varied attractions from top museums to exquisite gardens to extraordinary events like Outside Lands— you can even see Buffalo roam.

Parks

Dolores Park

02

Come out to "The Gay Beach," one of the most popular parks in San Francisco, located at the intersection of three distinct neighborhoods, the Castro, Mission District and Noe Valley. Known for its congregation of young people and spectacular views of the City, it's a great place to see and be seen.  19th & Dolores St. 

The Presidio is a great escape - once a premier Army post, the Presidio is now a unique national park next to the Golden Gate Bridge. It offers spectacular vistas, nature, dining, a museum, picnic areas, and 24 miles of hiking trails to experience it all.

Biking

The Wiggle to Golden Gate Park

04

In a city known for steep hills near impossible on bike or foot, take the Wiggle. Leave no carbon footprint by using your own power on this one-mile, zig-zagging bicycle route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park that minimizes hilly inclines for bicycle riders. Rising 120 feet (37 m), The Wiggle inclines average 3% and never exceed 6%. Leave your bike and home and rent one from any one of several resources throughout the city.

Waltz with the flowers at this living museum in Golden Gate Park housing rare and tropical plants. This historic San Francisco landmark  bloomed in Golden Gate Park in 1879 is and one of the city's great architectual gems. 100 John F Kennedy Dr. 

Attractions

Cable Cars

06

Hop onto a bit of San Francisco history, it also happens to be a great way to get around the City. Pick up at Hyde and Chestnut streets and enjoy views of Alcatraz and the Exhibition Ships at Hyde Street Pier. From Victorian Park at Hyde and Beach streets the cable car turntable offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate. Jump on at the Nob Hill cable car intersection for amazing cityscapes down California and Powell Streets.

Explore a different kind of Enchanted Forest by visiting a living, breathing indoor rainforest. From chirping birds to colorful chameleons, this is an experience filled with fascinating discoveries. 55 Music Concourse Dr.

Sponsor Ad