The Twin Peaks are two popular hills around the San Francisco geographic center. The peaks offer amazing panoramic 360-degree views of San Francisco, the bay and the ocean beyond. This attraction is definitely one of the must-see stops on your San Francisco tour.
To have an ideal experience of the Twin Peaks, visitors should take some time to walk around the entire place. The area is only half of a mile and of course with some steep descents and ascents. At the top of the Twin Peaks, visitors can have an amazing view of San Francisco from any spot they find themselves, each offering views from different perspectives.
Most tourists stop to admire the city while they lean against the railing at an area of the hill where the sidewalk curves in the summit parking lot. This area provides visitors with telescopic viewers to enable them to have closer views of the various landmarks of San Francisco. You can hike the trails over the south and north peaks from here.
Visitors get a 360-degree view of San Francisco and its surrounding areas when they cross over to the south peak from where they can have stunning views of the Mount Davidson, Mission District, Golden Gate Bridge, the bay, Presidio, Haight Ashbury, the Pacific Ocean, Sunset district, the SOMA area, the Transamerica Building, Coit tower, and many other places from a very different perspective.
The fog that blankets San Francisco from the Pacific is one of the things that make the city a magical place for many visitors. The Twin Peaks offers astonishing views of how the fog makes its way to the city from the ocean. It’s a great experience to see this from the top of the Twin Peaks. Sometimes you have great views of how the fog moves up the hill’s west side and then slowly descends down the east side.
Obviously, the basic reason for visiting the Twin Peaks is to see what the fuss is all about and have breathtaking views of the entire city, but there are some other things you can also enjoy at the attraction. These include seeing the lovely architecture down the hill, wildlife, event views, and plant life.
As you go up the windy road that leads to the top of Twin Peaks, you will discover that the down area of the hill is astonishing with great architecturally designed colorful houses.
The Twin Peaks area is home to a wide variety of natural wildlife that includes Red Tail Hawks, white-crowned sparrows, opossums, raccoons, skunks, and the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. Thus making the visitors enjoy the amazing adventure.
The top of the Twin Peaks has an abundance of very rare beautiful plant life that cannot be found anywhere else in San Francisco.
The Twin Peaks is also a famous place where people go to see great events in the city. It’s always a great place to see the fireworks. The Tower is always very crowded on such special occasions like the fourth of July (Independence Day).
It is important to dress to cover your body very well when you are on top of the hill because it’s very wind and sometimes extremely cold.