5 Easy Ways to Spend Christmas Day Outside

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While Christmas Day is typically one spent inside curled up by the fire, it's also nice to get outside for a few hours for some fresh air with the fam. These five afternoon adventures only require enough energy to get the blood flowing and earn a long afternoon nap back at home.


1. Picnic with a View at Tank Hill


Tank Hill is the lesser known alternative to Twin Peaks and has amazing views. This gem of a mini-park is 650-feet high and tucked away in Cole Valley. It's so small that many maps of San Francisco don't even include it. Learn more.


2. Hike to Mile Rock Beach

Head to Land's End for a short but beautiful coastal hike. There are a lot of logs and different places to sit down, unpack your favorite drinks and snacks, and take in the views. Learn more.


3. Catch a Sunset at Turtle Hill

This lookout point has incredible views of the Sunset district, Golden Gate Park, and the Pacific Ocean. Take the route up the 16th Avenue tiled steps - they're beautiful! Learn more.


4. Enjoy a Dog-Friendly Beach Day

Did you get a puppy under the tree? Take your new best friend out to this dog friendly beach. Learn more.


5. Take in Sunset at Marshall's Beach

If you're looking for one of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marshall's Beach gives you just that without the tourist crowds of Baker Beach. Learn more.

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