The DeYoung Observation Deck San Francisco

Image by Keith Breitbach

The DeYoung Observation Deck – The view from here

Whenever I find myself entertaining out of town guests, I like to share the best that San Francisco has to offer. More often than not my long list includes a map dotted with some of the city’s best locations for jaw-dropping views.

It was just a couple of days after moving to San Francisco that I took a stroll through Golden Gate Park, which happened also to include a brief tour of the DeYoung art museum located in the heart of the expansive and iconic urban oasis.

Perched on the 9th floor, you will find what is certainly one of the best views and observation decks in the entire city. From this spot, you can experience an impressive birds-eye view encompassing vast swaths of the city and the surrounding Bay Area.

The museum itself is impressive and offers an array of enticements, but a trip to the free observation deck on the 9th floor is worth a visit all by itself. Just venture into the museum and find the elevator located to the right of the lobby and ascend to the 9th floor and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views.

Just as I was introduced to the city from this location, I enjoy sharing it with visitors. It’s truly one of the best vantage points from which to soak in the topography and lasting beauty of San Francisco.

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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 16:30




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)