Autumn marks a sweet spot for outdoor City adventures. The weather is amazing, the leaves are changing color, and there is no shortage of fun things to do. We’ve rounded up a few dreamy San Francisco spots worth a visit this fall, all within a short proximity from your NEMA San Francisco location. Remember to pack a few layers for the bayside breeze.
Explore City Hall, known as the “Crown Jewel” of San Francisco's historic Civic Center. No one can resist a selfie on the City Hall grand staircase, but real pros know the best spot (with the best natural light) is in the north and south galleries on the top floor. Sunsets are also spectacular outside City Hall.
Sipping hot tea in a fall foliage covered garden is calling our names. Japanese Tea Garden featuring classic elements such as an arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds and a zen garden.
Spend splendid autumn evenings round the fire in the open-air atop our neighboring San Francisco Proper. Charmaine's at SF Proper, 0.5 miles from NEMA with crafted cocktails and endless city views. SF’s hottest rooftop bar & lounge located 120 feet above Market Street. Here, the energetic chic of a European terrace meets the laid-back vibes of “California cool.”
Discover the hidden gems at Golden Gate Park. This large urban park consists of 1,017 acres of public grounds and is the third most visited park in the United States. While the park is free to visit during the day, popular attractions charge admission, such as deYoung Museum, California Academy of Sciences and Conservatory of Flowers. The park is filled with gardens, museums, art, flowers, trees, lakes, birds and wildlife.
Take in the Bay Lights from the San Francisco Embarcadero or Rincon Park. The Bay Lights is 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high LED light sculpture. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, artist Leo Villareal creates a never repeating, dazzling display of 25,000 LED white lights.
No experience is more uniquely San Francisco than a ride on a cable car. It's easy to find and board a cable car. Choose from three cable car lines - two start at Powell and Market and continue to the Fisherman's Wharf area; one starts at California and Market and continues to Van Ness Avenue. Board at the cable car turntables (the beginning or end of each route) or look for the brown-and-white cable car signpost.
Reward yourself with 360-degree panorama views of San Francisco sights after a hike up to Bernal Heights Park. Enjoy fresh air with plenty of space to roam with your furry friends framed with a beautiful backdrop.
Warm fall days spent at Ocean Beach. This 3.5-mile stretch of white beach sits on the westernmost border of San Francisco, adjacent to Golden Gate Park. Great for strolling and flying kites, but the water is frigid and the currents hazardous for all but the most experienced surfers.
Hike for views from atop Russian Hill looking east toward North Beach, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge.
Gaze in wonder towards the Bridge and Marin Headlands from outside the Golden Gate at mile-long Baker Beach. Spy the sunset as dogs sprint circles through the sand, fishermen pull in buckets of crab, and paddle boarders brave the cold water.
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