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Buena Vista Park

Buena Vista Park
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Photography
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: There is a ramp, located at the northwest corner of the park, that leads into the park for wheelchair accessibility. The park has some pathways and paved areas that are wheelchair accessible; other areas are not.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Buena Vista Park

Great Views from San Francisco's Oldest Park

Haight St & Buena Vista E & W
San Francisco, CA 94117


The oldest of San Francisco's parks, Buena Vista Park offers dazzling views of the city. Nestled between Haight-Ashbury and Lower Haight neighborhoods, Buena Vista Park, with its winding paths and natural beauty, allows you to escape the city. Its collection of winding staircases and dense thickets creates a natural space that evokes the wilderness that existed before the construction of the city. Prepare yourself for steep climbs and breathtaking views, as Buena Vista Park ("good view park") overlooks all of San Francisco. Through dense foliage, you can glimpse the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, and many other neighborhoods among the beautiful trees and exotic flowers.

What you should know before visiting Buena Vista Park

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: The park is best viewed during daylight hours.
Visit Time: 1hr-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: There are a lot of trees, but no shelter.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Walking
Notes: MUNI: 6, 7, 71 stop at Buena Vista.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Parking is available in the neighborhoods and streets surrounding the park, but be sure to pay close attention to street signs in this neighborhood.

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