Twin Peaks is a residential area in San Francisco that was named based on the two hills it is located on: Twin Peaks.
Located on the top of Twin Peaks, at 281m elevations, is the stunning Twin Peaks Vista Point. From there you will see many of the city's landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown and even Alcatraz. To enjoy the jaw-dropping 360 deg view you really need to climb to the top. A stairway from the parking lot leads you to the top.
There are also two towers situated on the top of Twin Peaks, they are radio and tv transmission towers.
There is also a water reservoir on top of the hills, which, amongst other purposes, provides the water for the fire departments of the city.
'Twin Peaks' is a bit of a more neutral name compared to the one the Spanish conquerors gave it in the 18th century: The Breasts of Indian Maiden.
Twin Peaks Overlook Point can best be reached by car. Parking is free.
Public transport is not really convenient (there is no bus that goes up the Twin Peak View Point, the closest you can get is with 37-Corbett).
During the weekend, or great weather, the place can get crowded. But really just go there on a sunny day, otherwise, the city might be covered in fog and you will not see anything.
Also, it can be a bit colder than down in the city, dress appropriately.
A restroom is also available.
Now the view is even nicer with the Salesforce Tower, that was finished in 2018. It's not on the images, as we travelled before it was constructed.
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