Resident Picks: Top Spots to Catch the Sunset in San Francisco
Whether you’re a San Francisco native or new to town, there’s one thing you’ll never tire of: the city’s incredible sunsets. No matter the season, the San Francisco sky captivates with subtle hues of pink and orange as the sun begins to retreat. But, not all viewing spots are made equal. Below, get a glimpse of The Harrison residents’ top picks for where to catch the nightly sundown in San Fran.
As expected, The Harrison residents opt to watch the sunset from home over all else. On the west side of the building, high above the city below, one can take in the sights of sundown beyond Sutro Tower from their very own abode. Here, floor-to-ceiling glass windows set the ultimate stage for the performance of colors just beyond.
Perched high above the cliffs near Ocean Beach, Cliff House is a coveted sunset spot amongst tourists and locals alike. With elegant floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, the restaurant serves as the ultimate viewing point for panoramic sunset vistas. Be sure to align your reservation with the peak sunset hour so you can wine and dine while reveling in unmatched views of the Pacific, Marin coastline and Seal Rocks as the city and sea are set ablaze.
On the outskirts of the city, tucked behind the cliffs west of Lincoln Park, lies one of the most picturesque spots to take in the colors of sundown. Land’s End can be accessed via the Coastal Trail or Land’s End Loop for a more adventurous hike, but the end result is an unwavering reward. Set out around late afternoon and take a seat for the most sublime show as the waves crash and the Golden Gate Bridge is framed by an electric sunset backdrop.
For a quintessential seaside sunset, look no further than Baker Beach. Located in the Presidio, this coastal gem is the perfect spot to relax and snap photos at sundown. Be sure to bring your dog, pack up an evening picnic and make your way over to Baker Beach for the most serene sunset experience as dazzling hues light up the Golden Gate Bridge.