We were on our way to Golden Gate Park, when a stranger asked us if we needed help. (We looked like such tourists: consulting our map, looking up, the two of us pointing in opposite directions, referring to the map again…) We told this kind San Franciscan that we wanted to visit Golden Gate Park, but weren’t sure exactly how to get there and what we wanted to do once we arrived. He suggested we check out the great views from the de Young Museum tower.
We took his advice, and loved the views from the top. Although there is an admission price for the museum itself, visitors can go up to the observation tower for free!