Being Notre Dame de Namur students, we are very fortunate to be going to school in the location we are in, where we are exposed to such amazing places to explore in terms of hiking, biking and sight seeing – especially with Caltrain right down the street.
Now, for you students who haven’t explored the area just yet, I’m going to show you my 10 MUST SEE places in the area, give you some directions and some advice on when to go. Being the “SF Summer” as some would call it, this is the best time to visit the San Francisco spots without getting too much fog. Living in such an amazing area with a lot of adventure possibilities, take the time out of your day to read about my top MUST- SEE places and hopefully one day you can check them out on your own. Here are my 10 MUST-SEE places in the Bay Area:
10. AT&T Park: Come support your local major league baseball team at this fairly new stadium on the water. Look for the bleacher seats they can get pretty cheap and you have a great view.
9. Levi Stadium: This brand new football stadium is AMAZING and so is the team that plays there. Try and get your tickets early when they are cheap because they can get pricey.
8. Twin Peaks: A very well known tourist attraction in San Francisco that, on a clear day, can give you a view of all the Bay Area.
7. Haight & Ashbury: The most interesting street in all of San Francisco. Located right next to Golden Gate Park, Haight Street provides great shopping, food, and people watching.
6. Ocean Beach: A beautiful beach in the Sunset district of San Francisco. Catch it now while the weather is nice, because this beach is normally foggy and chilly.
5. Dolores Park: A great place to grab a sandwich from Ike’s Place only a couple blocks away (3489 16th Street) and sit in the grass, eat and enjoy the view of all of Downtown San Francisco.
4. Grizzly Peak: A viewpoint right above the University of California’s campus across the water in Berkeley. A bit of a drive, make sure to not go during rush hour too.
3. Half Moon Bay: A great beach with excellent sights up and down the coast. Good place to go to the beach and grab some seafood at.
2. Golden Gate Park: Endless amount of things to do. From Stow Lake, Frisbee Golf, Golf, Conservatory of Flowers, Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, and all the other activities that there is to do in this massive park.
1. Marin Headlands: Amazing views of all of San Francisco. Walk around and explore the empty Army bases. An amazing and must go place just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
*All Photography taken by Jordan Ross