There are many places in the US where you can watch a stunning sunset. However I think there is no better place to watch the sunset than from the front row. I’m talking about the sunset in San Francisco. The sun rises in the east but gives its final US performance in the west. Given that the sun sets in the west, watching the sunset in San Francisco is the best. San Francisco is also a city with plenty of different elevations and even higher buildings that provide great sunset views.
The coast of California is home to beautiful sunsets! Know the best places to watch the sunset in San Francisco so you can make the most of your time in the city.
If you are heading out to San Francisco on a trip don’t forget your travel essentials! I never leave home without my favorite suitcase, travel cosmetics kit, neck pillow, chargers, battery pack, backpack, and my comfy walking shoes!
Let’s set the stage: you’ve had a long, exciting day, and now you want to relax with a gorgeous view. You recall that you’re on the west coast of the United States, and realize that in just minutes, you could be standing at the western edge of the country. Head to Land’s End and as you look out into the Pacific Ocean towards foreign lands you see the sky start to change colors. You hear the sound of waves crashing against the country; you can watch as the water retreats to start it’s adventure across the globe. As the clouds reflect the orange and red colors of the sun, you realize, this is what life is about.
The rest won’t be that long; I just had to get that out. Let’s continue!
The Cliff House
The Cliff House is home to great food, good wine, and amazingly large windows. Those windows offer views of the Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach. Time your visit just right and you can end up enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets for your entertainment.
I’m placing this one under the Cliff House for a reason. Sutro Heights is a park that is at an even higher elevation than the Cliff House and overlooks almost the same view. However, at Sutro Heights, the view has been called the real “Million Dollar View” in San Francisco.
If you’re lucky enough to book a campsite on Angel Island you will be treated to a real San Francisco view. From Angel Island you can watch the sunset and that’s awesome. But even better, you look at the sunset with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge silhouette smack dab in the middle.
One of the best aspects of sunsets in San Francisco is that the views are all day long. Hawk Hill is a prime example of how one location offers millions of views. At Hawk Hill you can see the ocean and hills during the day, starry skies on a clear night, and a sunset that seems to paint the world with oranges and reds.
There are so many more places to watch the sunset in San Francisco that will take your breath away. However these 5 are among the best and will surely get your sunset catching adventure started in a great way.