Park With The Views of the Bay Area - Twin Peaks

March 15, 2018
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Places to visit in San Francisco

San Francisco, California, attracts millions of visitors each year and is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This city is thriving with culture, world-class dining, outdoor adventures, live entertainment, museums, stunning architecture and breathtaking views. With majestic vistas, rolling hills and famous landmarks, San Francisco is home to dozens of attractions.

Explore Twin Peaks, San Francisco

Twin Peaks in San Francisco, originally referred to as “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, are two adjacent peaks at 922ft elevation in a remote residential neighborhood that includes a hilltop park. This 64-acre park is a very popular tourist attraction that offers stunning panoramic city postcard-worthy views, hiking, picnic areas, and plant and animal diversity and is open daily from 5am-Midnight. 

The Peaks act as a prominent dividing point for coastal fog. Visitors can essentially choose their climate as they explore the area because east-facing “inland” slopes provide more sunlight and warmth while west-facing “coastal” slopes receive substantial fog and strong winds. The peaks as a whole provide visitors with a 180-degree view of San Francisco and surrounding cities of the greater Bay Area. 

The vegetation is primarily coastal scrub and grassland and is home to plants such as lupine, lizard tail, coyote brush and pearly everlasting. These native plants provide habitat for the many brush-nesting birds, such as white-crowned sparrows, and also for animals such as coyotes and rabbits. During your visit, you can also catch a glimpse of the beautiful Mission Blue Butterfly, an endangered species, as the area has recently been designated a safe recovery area for these fascinating creatures. 

Stay at Adante Hotel

Located in the heart of San Francisco near Union Square and a short distance away from all local attractions, Adante is a choice location for tourists and is budget-friendly. Adante offers modern amenities, friendly staff, boutique atmosphere, quaint rooms and complimentary WiFi and continental breakfast. Book direct for lowest rates at www.adantehotel.com