For a nice walk on a not too windy day in San Francisco, visiting Crissy Field is perfect. We followed the Bay Trail and then continued a short ways to Fort Point. It was about 2 miles one way along the beach with a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate and the city.
The trail is flat and easy so anyone can do it which makes it very popular for runners, bikers, and pedestrians. There’s plenty of parking and from that lot, you can easily walk to the Palace of Fine Arts and the Wave Organ which are short walks. Along the trail, there are numerous openings to walk out on the sand and check out the beach.
There’s a small marine sanctuary museum you can check our really quick for a break to learn some ocean facts. At the Warming Hut, a little cafe and store with bathrooms, you can walk out on a little pier for fishing and impeccable views of the ocean, Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate, the city, and the ocean.
After taking a pit stop at these places, you can keep going to Fort Point and go in to explore for free. This is a stop you don’t want to miss because it was incredible!
A little ways towards the Yacht Club, is Wave Organ. It’s a quick and easy little stop and you get to see this unique place. An artist teamed up with The Exploratorium and created these tubes that plunge into the ocean. When the waves crash against them under water (best at high tide and when there’s actually waves), the tubes produce bass notes and musical sounds. To get a better listen, put your ear nice and close and sit right by a tube and wait a little bit to experience this awesome art stop.
The Palace of Fine Arts is either a quick or lengthy stop also depending on how long you want to stay. The main dome is beautiful to walk around and through. All the pillars and sculptures around the dome are spectacular to see the detail and uniqueness of the buildings.
This is a great walk for something fun to do in the morning before the crowds and after, a nice lunch spot. To see the highlights and things to do in my experience, check out my YouTube channel or the video below!