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As soon as the fog clears and the sun shines, head out with a basket packed with plenty of cheese and a bottle of California's finest. To make the most of the moment, we’ve narrowed down the best spots in San Francisco to enjoy your picnic.

 

Crissy Field

Although this park has stunning panoramic views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, the real highlight is the multitude of dogs. Chrissy Field also provides the option of dining on the beach, the grassy field or at one of the park's many picnic tables. 

 

Dolores Park

If there’s even a glimpse of sunshine, this popular park will fill up with an eclectic and entertaining mix of hippies and hipsters making it the ideal place for people watching. The almost 16-acre park is also home to a tennis and basketball court if you want to work off some of the post-picnic calories. 

 

Alamo Square

From your spot on this grassy hilltop, you can take in the iconic Painted Ladies (of 'Full House' fame) and the San Francisco skyline. Considering how beautiful the view is from this quaint park, it’s surprising how few people you’ll find here.

 

Corona Heights Park

It’s like LA’s Runyon Canyon, but without the heaps of celebrities. This park boasts some of the best views of the downtown, the Mission and Noe Valley. Even better, it's a hidden gem so you won’t have any trouble finding a spot amongst the wonderful wildflowers.

 

Black Sands Beach

Take the 10-minute stroll down 250 steps to this beautiful stretch of black sand beach. Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of the Bay and its rugged coastline. 

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