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Sunny Day in San Francisco? Here Are Some Things To Do


San Francisco is beautiful in all seasons, but there is no denying that SFO in the sunshine is simply glorious. The vibrant city is full of places and attractions to soak up the sunny rays, from the top of Bernal Heights Park to sprawling Heron’s Head Park. All that’s left to do is slather on some sunscreen and head out to enjoy the spectacular San Francisco.

Visit the Marin Headlands

Visit the Marin Headlands

A crown jewel of the Golden Gate National Parks, Marin Headlands is known for its fog-swept coastal prairie ecosystem, sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, dramatic cliffs of oceanic rock, unique geology, and its many chapters of history. It’s hard to believe such a place abounding with places of natural wonders and beauty is so close to a metropolitan area. Enjoy the great outdoors with a hike and explore numerous hiking trails, beaches, and campgrounds on your trip. You can visit scenic sites such as (Rodeo Lagoon/Valley, Gerbode Valley, Hawk Hill, and Tennessee Valley) and remarkable historic sites (Point Bonita Lighthouse, Fort Cronkhite, Nike Missile Site, Battery Townsley).

Heron's Head Park

Take a stroll in Heron’s Head Park

With a 22-acre open space, thriving wildlife habitat, and more than 100 species of bird, Heron’s Head Park is a fantastic way to enjoy the amazing scenery and spot some exotic on the way. The trail is not very long, but the scenery is impressive, with views of the bay on a clear, sunny day and exotic birds on the way.

Lands End Trail

Lands End Trail

Snaking along the rocky cliff tops at the edge of SFO, the hike at Lands End follows the Golden Gate Strait, offering fantastic views along the way. The 3-mile hike winds its way around rocky cliffs above the Pacific ocean, moving through wide-open spaces and cathedral-like groves of cypress and eucalyptus and emerging onto spectacular views of the coast, headlands, and Golden Gate, tracing the path of a long-gone railway that once ferried pleasure seekers to Sutro Baths.

Stow Lake

Rent a rowboat at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park

Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park is a popular sport for spending a few hours out in the sun and enjoying a beautiful day in SFO. It’s a fun little adventure that’s exciting, scenic, and highly romantic. Grab your loved one, some snacks, hop on a rowboat, and enjoy the fantastic vista as you float under tiny bridges, past the Strawberry hill, and along the shore, as you see turtles wading through the waters.

The Boathouse is open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers a choice of rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters.

bike tour

Take a bike tour

Take an all-day bike rental to tour San Francisco’s lovely, bike-friendly streets and waterfront routes to the Golden Gate Bridge. The self-guided tours are made simple and enjoyable for everyone with their easy-ride bikes and smartphone app, filled with advice and ideas for sightseeing.

Dine out

Dine outdoor

San Francisco may be known for its chilly and foggy weather, but when the sun is out and shining, the occasion calls for a fun outdoor space to eat and drink. Alfresco dining spaces have become many restaurants’ new reality during the pandemic, and diners have happily responded to all the new patios, parklets, and other outdoor seating options at their favorite places. From spots serving fresh vegan food on rooftops to pasta and pizza places offering epic Bay Bridge views, SFO has some of the best places to dine under a sunny sky.


Visit the spectacular beaches

Along a dramatic, rocky coastline, the beaches in and around San Francisco have a rugged quality and moody weather better suited to nature watching than swimming in cold water. The sea can be cold as an ice pop, even on hot sunny days. Instead, visitors can admire the spectacular vistas, breathe in the salty sea air, and relax to the soothing sound of crashing waves. Whether you are searching for a romantic date spot or need to relax, the beaches are the best place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing and watch the sun sink slowly into the Pacific.

From nature to culture to cuisine, San Francisco has all you need for an epic summer trip to complete your trip. The Mansion on Sutter, a luxury boutique hotel in San Francisco with 12 finely appointed guest rooms, offers an elegant stay for your trip. An opulent Victorian mansion built in 1881 transformed into a luxurious, intimate lodging with 12 spacious, individually decorated rooms, we offer you a private sanctuary amidst the heart of San Francisco. 

The sophisticated amenities include butler service, deluxe Belisari Italian linens, Molton Brown Bath Products, Japanese soaking tubs, and a complimentary bottle of wine and house-baked treats for each room. Art lovers will love the collection of artwork from artists such as Salvador Dali, art nouveau, art deco, and genre 19th-century paintings. A Murano Venetian glass chandelier, Nero Portoro Marble, Minton Tile, and elegant design and furnishings in the public areas continue to awe our guests. Book your boutique hotel in San Francisco for a memorable summer holiday.

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