Top Places to Take Your Out-of-Town Guests in San Francisco

Posted On: March 4, 2019
By: JFTeam

Whether you have family visiting for the holidays or a good friend is coming for a vacation, you need to know where to go with your out-of-town guests. After all, they will look to you to show them San Francisco at its finest.

Your guests may already have a list of places they want to go, but you live here. You need to make sure to show them some of the things not found on most bucket lists. Here are some of the top places to take out-of-town guests in San Francisco.


View Towards Downtown from Mt. Sutro Open Space

View Towards Downtown from Mt. Sutro Open Space

The Lands’ End Labyrinth

Land’s End Trail, San Francisco, CA 94121

Neighborhood: Sea Cliff

This may be found on their list, but more likely, you’ll have to show it to them. The Lands’ End Labyrinth offers a unique spot to enjoy in area. You can enjoy walking through it and the incredible view from Eagle’s Point at the same time.


Neptune Society Columbarium

1 Loraine Ct., San Francisco, CA 94118

Neighborhood: Lone Mountain

It’s one of the most amazingly beautiful buildings in the entire city, yet it’s never on the bucket lists of visitors. The Neptune Society Columbarium is a place you need to go with your guests, if you want to enjoy something truly stunning.


Billy Goat Hill

2442 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94131

Neighborhood: Noe Valley

If you’re guests enjoy stunning and unique views, Billy Goat Hill is a must. This is one of those perfect little spots with a view you won’t find anywhere else. Billy Goat Hill overlooks the Eureka Valley.


Bison Paddock in Golden Gate Park

1327 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, CA 94121

Neighborhood: Richmond side of the park

While visiting Golden Gate Park may be a no-brainer, your guests probably don’t know what they are truly in for. Bison are found in the park and there’s a herd of about 30 total. Take them to see the bison along with everything else the park offers.


Mount Sutro Forest

Enter from about 1225 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117

Neighborhood: Cole Valley/Parnassus Heights

California is filled with great forests and Mount Sutro Forest is one of them. You’ll enjoy 200-foot-tall eucalyptus trees dating back over a century. This is one of those hidden gems found in San Francisco.


Minnesota Street Project

1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Neighborhood: Dogpatch

If your guests love art, the Minnesota Street Project is a great spot to go. It’s bigger than most art collectives and offers something different compared to the galleries in the Mission and Union Square area.


Speakeasy Taproom

1195 Evans Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124

Neighborhood: Bayview/Hunter’s Point

While San Francisco is filled with great local breweries and distilleries, you won’t find anything quite like the Speakeasy Taproom. It’s found in the India Basin area and it’s a very beautiful area of town. This little hidden gem is a perfect spot for taking guests.


Sansome Roof Garden

343 Sansome St, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94129

Neighborhood: Financial District/Barbary Coast

A very accommodating rooftop and perfect for great views, the Sansome Roof Garden offers something truly special. It’s one of the many Privately Owned Public Open Spaces or POPOS found in the city.


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