Last week, we set out to San Francisco for a Spring adventure and were treated to amazing weather, beautiful views of the city, and delicious vegan food! I am excited to start sharing some of the photos from the trip. Today, I’m spotlighting Buena Vista Park in San Francisco which had an amazing view of the city and made for the perfect spot to hang out on our first day in the city.
Vegan Leather Jacket: Free People, Tee: American Eagle Outfitters, Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN, Necklace: Madewell (Sold Out; Similar)
For our first afternoon in San Francisco, we decided to explore Buena Vista Park which boasts multiple overlooks of the city. We had expected the park to be small, judging from the petite size of it on the map, but were pleasantly surprised with how expansive it was. There were many trails to take leading up to the hilltop park, all of which offered beautiful scenery. It was the spot to see the city as a whole, especially for Thomas since it was his first time visiting San Francisco.
The park was the perfect place for Thomas to capture landscapes which is his favorite kind of photography. I tried my hand too, snapping a shot of Thomas sitting on the bench overlooking the city. To access this part of the park, head north down the staircase and keeping going until you see a flower patch. There will be another set of stairs by there and they will lead you to the bench.
After exploring the park, we noticed some cute houses around the area. Specifically, the Buena Vista Terrace building which I had to capture since it’s so beautiful as well as the pretty pink building down the road. I loved how gorgeous the houses were in San Francisco. Everywhere we went I saw beautiful houses whether they were Victorian, French-inspired, or simply a pastel townhouse.
I definitely recommend visiting this park if you’re planning a trip to San Francisco. Another major highlight is that it’s lesser known to tourists so it was much more low key and made finding parking much easier. From what we gathered based on our experience, tourists tend to go for Twin Peaks or Lombard Street for a great view of San Francisco and not Buena Vista Park. We always try to see the cities we visit from off the beaten path destinations and Buena Vista Park is definitely one of the best.