NEMA San Francisco is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods—each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. Along with retail, dining and entertainment, San Francisco offers up undeniable spots to get outside and get fit. Take your run off the treadmill and head to the streets. We’ve rounded up City spots to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping all within a short trip from your NEMA San Francisco location. Remember to maintain a safe social distance, wear a mask, and pack a few layers for the bayside breeze.
Lyon Street Steps
These steps, which connect Cow Hollow to Pacific Heights, require hoofing up eight flights of 15 steps to reach the top. But once you reach the apex, eye-popping views of the bay, the amazing homes, and the Palace of Fine Arts await.
The Palace of Fine Arts. Outside of the Presidio is one of the best hiking spots in San Francisco to get out in nature while still being in the city. A walk around the lagoon makes for a scenic city stroll without any strenuous hills. There are photogenic opportunities at every turn around the lagoon.
Top of Twin Peaks. Want a spectacular 360 degree view of San Francisco? Head for the top of Twin Peaks. At more than 900 feet above sea level, these two hills offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, downtown SF, Angel Island, and so much more.
Stroll along Salesforce Park. Stretching over nearly 4 blocks, this 5.4-acre rooftop park features a beautiful landscape with 600 trees, 16,000 plants arranged in various parts of the park, and a linear fountain. The perimeter of the park is a walking trail that spans half a mile. Along the trail are 13 small botanical gardens with flora and fauna representing different regions of the world.
Land at Sutro Baths. Before heading out on the Land’s End Trail, hike down to the Sutro Baths. This spot is a lot of fun to explore. You may think of Land’s End as a leisurely spot to take in sweeping views of the Pacific. But it’s also a fabulous place to kick it into second gear and get a real work out in. And the stairs. Oh the stairs!
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Lover’s Lane. Enjoy a lovely walk along a twisty, curvy path with arboreal views. The oldest footpath through the Presidio, the small stretch was established in the 18th century as a shortcut used by Spanish soldiers and missionaries to get from the Main Post to Mission Dolores, located three miles south of the Presidio. Today it is one of the city’s most Instagrammable spots.
Roll across the Golden Gate Bridge. This 2-mile-long ride will take about 10-25 minutes to bike across, depending on how strong of a cyclist you are and how often you stop. If you plan to bike to Sausalito, plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour biking from the start of the bridge to Sausalito.
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