6 Perfect Picnic Spots in San Francisco


Whether you’re in the mood for a secluded beach or a party at the park, the city has a ton of great options for your next day in the sun.

Black Sand Beach

Make the short hike into this mile-long stretch of black sand beach just over the Golden Gate Bridge and you’ll be rewarded with fewer crowds, epic views, and a rugged coastline to explore. Grab picnic supplies in Sausalito and enjoy a romantic day on the beach. Learn more

Dolores Park

Feeling more festive and less romantic? Then head over to Dolores Park. This part of the city is usually the sunniest and has a huge tiered lawn that is ideal for setting up for the day with your friends and enjoying the warm weather. Learn more.

Tank Hill

Looking for a cool, under-the-radar spot that’s perfect for picnics, chilling out, and enjoying the sunshine? Look no further than Tank Hill. This great little park has amazing views spanning the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate and plenty of space to lay out a blanket and take in the city. Learn more.

Mile Rock Beach

If you’re willing to carry your basket on a short hike, you could have your own private beach picnic at Mile Rock Beach. There’s a lot of natural seating in the form of rocks and logs and the view of the sunset from here is pretty incredible. If you need a spot to warm up after the sun sets, head to the Outer Richmond for some of the city’s most underrated food. Learn more.

West Bluff

If you prefer an actual picnic table for your picnic and you love amazing, close up views of the Golden Gate Bridge then the West Bluff Picnic Area at the north end of Crissy Field is the spot for you. If you stick around for sunset, you’ll catch one of the best views of the bridge that the Bay has to offer. Learn more.

Great Meadow Park

If your typical picnic also involves bocce ball, corn hole, music, dancing, and drinks then Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason is the spot for you. With a huge grass lawn, lots of people to enjoy the festivities with, and good vibes all round, you can’t go wrong here. Learn more.

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