Living in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area, I always try to find an excuse to go into the city of San Francisco. Whether to visit family, friends or just a to visit my husband on his lunch break, I'm always willing to visit the "City by the Bay." A part of me desires to live in "The City", another part of me loves the suburb life, and another part loves the solitude of "The Outdoors". I've been able to find a happy medium with our "Urban Hikes" in and out of San Francisco area.
My family and I decided to start our Labor Day weekend with a hike up to Grand View Park, which is in the Sunset District of San Francisco, the west side of the city and south of Golden Gate Park. It's a 1-acre park that has fantastic 360 degree views of San Francisco and beyond, if there's no fog! We lucked out on arrived on a perfect clear afternoon.