Monday, June 18, 2018

Twin Peaks San Francisco

Twin Peaks, 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
Back in March my friend, Megan, and I went to San Francisco to see my aunt and uncle. I had been there 1.5 times before (had a 14 hour layover), but it's definitely my favorite American city so I wanted to go back. We arrived in San Francisco later than we had hoped because our flight was cancelled and we were put on a later flight. I have the worst luck with planes lately. Because of our late arrival we couldn't see or do anything so we just cooked an amazing dinner at my aunt and uncle's house. The next day my aunt reserved us massages at the San Francisco School of Massage. If you're in San Francisco I highly recommend booking a massage because they are only $40 for 60 minutes. Afterwards, we grabbed lunch at Puerto Alegre based on the recommendation of the receptionist at the massage school.
After lunch, we ran back home to clean up a bit and then my aunt took us to Twin Peaks. I'm not sure why I had never been there before. It was raining a lot my last trip, so that might have been the reason. Twin Peaks had a spectacular view of the city. I love a good panoramic view. Twin Peaks is actually two hills, both 922-feet above sea level, so they both offer different views depending on where you look out. I believe the fact that there are no trees or buildings to block your view are what makes Twin Peaks so special and stunning. We were able to see Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, the rainbow flag in the Castro, and so much more. It was extremely busy when we went, so going early and on a clear day will give you the best view you could ask for. I read online, and I believe my aunt told me as well, that the area is known for car break-ins and muggings so just be careful, but I don't think should scare you into not going.
We didn't spend a lot of time there because we had to run to the grocery store before my cousin's hockey game. My aunt is a huge fan, and I'm not sure she ever misses a game. Although we didn't stay too long, I'm glad I finally made it to Twin Peaks on this trip. You don't realize how enormous San Francisco is until you're looking down on it. I think it would also look amazing at night, but I'll save that for another trip!
What places have you visited that have great views of the city?

2 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos! I've never been to San Francisco but I'm sure I'd love it!

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    1. I think you would love it! It's such a fun eclectic city!

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