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Twin Peaks

San Francisco, California Attractions

See the stunning view of San Francisco from the top of Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks Boulevard circles both hills near their summits, where you will find a designated parking area for viewing the incomparable panoramic sight of San Francisco in all its splendid glory. During the day you can see across the peninsula to the East Bay and the top of Mt. Diablo; at night you'll see the sparkle and glitter of a thousand lights in all directions. There are few cities in the world that can offer such a magnificent vista.

Originally called El Pecho de la Chola, or 'Bosom of the Indian Girl', by the Spanish explorers, Twin Peaks' observation point is well worth the visit. For the few willing to climb the steep footpath to the summit, your 360 degree view will also offer you a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean opposite of the city. Pick a clear day to visit Twin Peaks, as dense fog frequents the upper heights from the Ocean-view side, before it descends and smothers the city in a thick marine layer of mist and clouds. Locals refer to the famous San Francisco fog as nature's air conditioning, as its chill keeps the city cool while the surrounding Bay Area swelters in summer heat.