Top 9 Outdoor Activities in the City of San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco things to do outdoors

Are you a city or nature person?

One or the other, like you have to choose? You don’t.

But… I’ll bet one, either cities or nature, resonates with you more; one makes you feel more joy, more grateful, more connected to your true self, more alive.

Personally I feel deep connection in the mountains, forests or on lakes than I do in big cities;

Cities are fun, there’s so much to do, and the vibe can be electrifying.

Yet, as a human who feels like we just do, do, do too much and rarely take the time to slow down to just be, I thrive when I’m surrounded by plants, humbled by towering mountains, at ease by the serenity of water.

So naturally, in the big cities, I seek out outdoor activities that make the city feel a hundred miles away, even though I’m still right in the heart of the city.

San Francisco is one of those iconic cities you just have to visit in your lifetime – like Paris, Marrakech, and Tokyo.

Known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz island, and technology companies, San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything.

So if you’re like me and crave nature, here are 9 outdoor things to do in San Francisco.


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