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410 S. Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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San Andreas Lake is a San Francisco Bay Area reservoir. The San Andreas fault, the 810 miles (1,300 km) long California earthquake fault, was actually named after this lake. San Andreas Lake was originally much smaller, but grew in size after a dam was constructed. The lake itself is closed to the public, but there are trails around the water that are perfect for biking and hiking.
This state park, located on the shore line next to the San Francisco 49ers' 3Com Park, offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. In addition to great views of the San Francisco Bay, it features picnic and barbecue facilities, an exercise trail and a bike trail lined with California poppies. It also has two piers available for fishing with fish-cleaning facilities. Windharp Hill, which consists of permanent metal wind chimes and harps, is what visitors usually remember about Candlestick Point. The park is popular with windsurfers (big winds, small waves) but is not recommended for beginners.
This nine-hole golf course is a beautiful patch of green, surrounded by mountains. The windy conditions don't stop enthusiastic golfers from teeing it off any day. This course is also known to host championships from time to time and despite its low-key image, it happens to be one of the most sought after clubs. Call for tee times; rates vary daily.
One of the most well-kept secrets of San Francisco, The Cayuga Playground is a four acre stretch of green expanse that features trails, sports facilities and lots of shade to take in the fresh air. Great for walking with pets, the park was lovingly developed by Demetrio Braceros, an ex-employee of the park. Statues, figurines and works of art made from recycled waste adorn the corners. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Spread across 5,500 square feet, Poplar Creek Golf Course is lined with abundant trees. The rolling fairways are built to suit everyone's needs from professionals to even amateurs. This San Mateo course is a treat to the eyes with a backdrop of waterfalls. It also has a magnificent club house that lends a spectacular view of the course. The 18 hole course is designed by Steve Halsey. Dress code is predefined and soft spikes are preferred. Enjoy a game of golf in the of midst streaming waterfalls and scenic backdrop.
A scenic, 18-hole, par-72 course in the rolling green hills south of the city. Duffers can practice their driving late into the night thanks to a well lit range. Tee times can be arranged up to seven days in advance. Golf lessons are available, as are libations at the on-site restaurant and bar. The drive to get here can be as relaxing an experience as the golf game itself. You'll follow a winding road through the rustic heart of Silicon Valley.
No college campus is complete without a quad, and San Francisco State University is no exception. Typical quad activities include lounging on the grass, reading, and if the weather permits (which it rarely does), tanning. On a sunny day, people can be seen throwing a football around, playing soccer, and even slacklining. There is also a stage in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center where student organizations often play music or put on performances. The quad is typically the busiest location on campus as everyone passes through it to get to class.
The Olympic Club is America's oldest Athletic club with three golf courses namely Cliff, Lake and Ocean. This Lake course at Daly City is recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Courses in the United States. It is a venue for many big events and sports competitions. One of the most practiced sport in this club is cycling, apart from golf and other activities. There are around 5,000 members and counting.
Precita Park, located Folsom Street is a wonderful shaded haven smack between Mission District and Bernal Heights. The beautiful park features several benches, playgrounds, and is exceedingly popular with kids from the neighboring school areas. Although not as popular as the neighboring Dolores Park, it has all the trappings of a low-key fun day out where everyone in the family can enjoy. Established in 1894, Precita Park, witnesses many a fun, kiddie birthday parties, dog training sessions and quick lunches relished by workers from neighboring areas. It makes for a nice stop-by when you're in Bernal Heights with the family.
Fort Funston is one of San Franscisco's many public parks and recreation areas. Located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the park offers a wonderful respite from the chaotic hustle and bustle of city life. Fort Funston was actually built as a defensive structure overlooking the harbor in the early 19th Century. Fortunately, the area has been preserved due to it's significance and is now a busy public park popular with dog walkers. Built on the sandy cliffs overlooking the ocean, the most popular feature of Fort Funston is that it provides the perfect conditions for hang-gliding. Attracting adrenaline junkies and para-gliding enthusiasts, the bluff is the perfect take-off point. Intermediate level gliders will enjoy soaring above the coast and the breath-taking views over the sea. All the necessary gear is available from shops around the area. For more details, visit the website.
After a complete and thorough renovation, the Potrero del Sol Park or La Raza is fully-equipped to entertain the locals and tourists. This green spot is certainly a refreshing change from the chaotic city life and is an ideal place to relax or read a book. You can simply sit on the benches and watch the people around or stroll round the beautiful park. For sports buff, it has a modern skating park and a playground too. Apart from that, it also has a small performance area for hosting concerts and other community events. Call for more details.
Beautifully landscaped into a portrait of exotic charm, the Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove is one place you should not miss on a visit to this city. Take in the majestically shaped garden or take a stroll along a rugged pathway and feel at peace with yourself. Host intimate picnics for your loved ones, take your dog for a leisurely walk in the park or explore untrodden paths and delight in the mysterious aura of the grove. If you love the sweet fragrance of eucalyptus, you're going to adore the tall eucalyptus trees that caress the grove. Catch live bands, music concerts and cultural events in action from time to time. Be there for the Stern Grove Festival every summer and see the grove light up with life!