Bird’s eye views of San Francisco

What to do in San Francisco, CA: Visit Christmas Tree Point near Twin Peaks for sweeping views of The City of San Francisco, San Francisco Bay and even the very- famous Golden Gate Bridge. A visual treat >>

Twin Peak view of San Francisco

I don’t know a single person who has visited San Francisco and not fallen in love with ‘The City by the Bay.’ And I’m sure there will be plenty of visitors who just will not be able to help falling in love with this vista point that shows them all of San Francisco. On the way up to Twin Peaks — when you are almost up there — there’s a view point called Christmas Tree Point and the sights from there sure made me tipsy.

Along with a bird’s eye view of most of San Francisco, Christmas Tree Point showed me the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as well. A few views from that trip up Twin Peaks:

San Francisco from Christmas Tree Point

‘The City’ aka The City of San Francisco.

San Francisco from Christmas Tree Point

Here you’ll see some prominent landmarks of the city: Transamerica Pyramid and City Hall. Can you spot them? And the SF Bay?

Golden Gate Bridge from Christmas Tree Point

The City of San Francisco and beyond that — the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Strait. Look carefully and you’ll be able to spot that famous bridge painted in International Orange — The Golden Gate Bridge.

A bird's eye view of San Francisco from Christmas Tree Point near Twin Peaks

The City and the winding road that takes you to the top of Twin Peaks, which stand in the middle of the city.

Twin Peaks Boulevard from Christmas Tree Point

Zoomed in: that scenic curve of Twin Peaks Boulevard. (From Christmas Tree Point)

Sutro Tower, San Francisco, Pacific Fog

A glimpse of Sutro Tower behind a pall of the famous Pacific Fog.

A bird's eye view of San Francisco from Christmas Tree Point near Twin Peaks

More of the city. More Road. Love this view!!

Citycape: San Francisco

Tips for the trip to Christmas Tree Point:

  • Look up the weather forecast before you plan a trip to Twin Peaks or Christmas Tree Point. The pacific fog can completely blanket The City, making it impossible to see these views.
  • Dress warm. There’s almost always a chill in the air up there.
  • Don’t forget your camera. Or make sure there’s enough storage space in your smart phone.

 

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  • Patrick Weseman
    22 January 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    • dNambiar
      22 January 2018 at 10:43 pm
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      Welcome here, Patrick. 🙂
      Oh wow! How fortunate. Ah, those views!! 🙂
      Nice meeting you too. I would love to check out that post and come by your blog. Thank you for the link.

  • Lady Fi
    22 January 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    Wow – wonderful views!

    • dNambiar
      22 January 2018 at 10:44 pm
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      A wonderful city. And a wonderful viewpoint. 🙂

      Thank you, Lady Fi.:)

  • Photo Cache
    23 January 2018 at 7:57 am
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    In all our travels when people ask us from where we are and we tell them San Francisco (technically East Bay, but easier to say San Fran abroad), everyone seemed to have a longing to travel to the city someday. Recently, we met someone who’s traveling to San Fran in May and is very excited.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    • dNambiar
      23 January 2018 at 9:23 am
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      And I’m sure they’ll all fall in love with the city.
      I just can’t get enough of it. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, M. 🙂

  • joshi daniel
    23 January 2018 at 10:03 pm
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    That looks great 🙂

    • dNambiar
      24 January 2018 at 5:49 pm
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      Doesn’t it?
      🙂
      Love this city!! Love this viewpoint!!

  • NatureFootstep PhotoArt
    24 January 2018 at 1:30 pm
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    I was in SF once just a short trip. Did not really se the city but one of the redwood forests 🙂

    • dNambiar
      24 January 2018 at 5:51 pm
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      Hi Monica,
      Long time. (By the way, I always look for opportunities to ‘catch the light’ thanks to your meme. 🙂

      You probably were in Muir Woods. It is a redwood forest just a few miles out of the city. You should come back and see the city of San Francisco. You will be charmed by it.:)

  • Subhadip Mukherjee
    24 January 2018 at 8:33 pm
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    Looks really majestic. Hope I can see these with my own eye once in my lifetime…

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:09 pm
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      You have to put this city in the wishlist, Subhadip. 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Mridula
    25 January 2018 at 12:02 am
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    What a view and what a lovely name of the view point!

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:10 pm
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      Oh yeah! that was quite a view. 🙂
      I’d like to go there again. 🙂

  • Rajeev Moothedath
    25 January 2018 at 12:32 am
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    The pics are spectacular!

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:10 pm
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      Thank you so much, Rajeev. 🙂

  • kokila gupta
    25 January 2018 at 5:08 am
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    Beautiful pictures, Dee… offering excellent view!

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:11 pm
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      Thank you dear Kokila. It’s an awesome vista point. I’d like the see the city in another mood, sometime. 🙂

  • rupam { xhobdo }
    25 January 2018 at 9:33 am
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    wow truly amazing views. Great clicks.

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:14 pm
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      I swear — they were amazing!
      Thank you so much, Rupam. 🙂

  • Alok Singhal
    25 January 2018 at 12:56 pm
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    When we visited SF, it was quite rainy and cloudy the couple of days we were there. Most of out time was spent near the Golden Gate. We did go to the Twin Peaks, but could hardly see before a few meters..just the curved road was visible.

    Good to see the city from such a height here. I didn’t fall in love with the city, but that’s just my perspective 🙂

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:25 pm
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      I’m sorry to hear San Francisco didn’t affect you the way it does, most of us. I feel SF has a charm of its own — a unique mix of old and new and interesting people and places. The art and architecture of the city, the many little parts of the world that you see in the city and all those hills and roads and trolleys…all fascinate me. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve visited there and I just can’t have enough of it. 🙂
      Now I know of ONE person who didn’t fall in love with the city (as yet). 😀

      Yeah, it can get very foggy in these parts. But you saw those views here. 😉 I’m sure it’ll look great at night, also.

  • magiceye
    25 January 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    Gorgeous captures all!

    • dNambiar
      25 January 2018 at 5:32 pm
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      Thank you, Magiceye. 🙂
      The views were gorgeous. 🙂

  • Antonina
    26 January 2018 at 8:29 pm
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    Fantastic views! I love cityscapes like this.

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2018 at 6:26 pm
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      True, they are great views.
      I’m sure. 🙂

      Thank you for coming this way. 🙂

  • umashankar
    27 January 2018 at 4:51 am
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    Those are expansive shots. My favourite is the one in which Golden Gate is peeking through the fog. I hope to visit San Francisco before I die. 😀

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2018 at 6:30 pm
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      I hope so too. I really want you to see this city that you have done so much research on. You did such great work there.
      It’s a wonderful — really wonderful– place. You will love photographing SF, too. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, USP. 🙂

  • Ranjana Shankar
    27 January 2018 at 11:40 pm
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    Very beautiful! Obviously people who visit will fall in love with this lovely city!

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2018 at 6:32 pm
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      Zoom into any part of the city and there’ll be something fascinating there. 🙂

      Thank you for your presence her, dear Ranjana. 🙂

  • Rahul Bhatia
    28 January 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    Lovely captures of the SF Divya! I keep getting allured to SFO each time I see those pics:)

    • dNambiar
      31 January 2018 at 6:34 pm
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      Thank you so much.
      It is a city you MUST VISIT and let me know when you are there. 🙂

      • Rahul Bhatia
        1 February 2018 at 10:14 pm
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        Sure! On my travel agenda:) Many thanks

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  • Indrani
    1 February 2018 at 12:06 am
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    Amazing sights! Each took my breath away. Who said concrete jungles aren’t beautiful! 🙂

    • dNambiar
      2 February 2018 at 9:52 am
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      🙂
      I swear, there’s beauty in the cities too. 🙂

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil
    1 February 2018 at 9:38 am
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    Wow Dee! These are just awesome shots! Loved the city in the pics…beautiful blue sky, the curved road…all look great!

  • dNambiar
    2 February 2018 at 9:54 am
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    Thank you dear Deepa. 🙂
    They were such beautiful sights from up there. There’s so much colour and great architecture and interesting people down there, too — like if you go down to the city.

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