San Francisco’s one of those places where you can catch a great cityscape view if you’re approximately 3 stories high. Every time I watch a movie set in San Francisco, I get emotional thinking about how much I miss it.
My three favorite places to stop and enjoy the view in San Francisco:

(Image via Marisa Wong)

1. de Young Museum: A relatively new building in San Francisco, the de Young Museum was finally completed in 2005. It has a great collection of artwork and lots of really electrifying exhibits, including a recent Vivienne Westwood exhibit. After meandering through the museum, take the elevator up to the observation deck and get a 360 view of the entire city. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, Adults $10

2. Dolores Park: After boutique shopping and hipster watching through the Mission District, buy a burrito and walk to the highest point of Dolores Park. It’s quite an uphill climb, but once you get there, you’ll get a glimpse into the life of a San Franciscan… beautiful views, yuppies on doggy play dates, and sunbathing locals picnicking. 20th/Church St. San Francisco, 94103

(Source: http://www.dot.ca.gov)

3. The Bay Bridge at night: The Bay Bridge may not be as iconic as it’s red and shiny sister, the Golden Gate Bridge, but San Franciscans like it. If you get a chance to drive on the Bay Bridge from the East Bay towards San Francisco at night, stay in the right lane and look out your window. Downtown San Francisco is looking sexy just for you. (Find more information about San Francisco in the WanderRegions section of our site.)

Are you tempted to go see for yourself now?

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