Jul 22

Heron’s Head Park features 24 acres of salt marsh and bayside beach favored by over 100 bird species. It was developed as a community open space for local residents and as an inter-tidal marsh area for migrating birds. There are many varieties of birds like waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds, as well as songbirds, owls, hummingbirds, and more.

A small beach and a group picnic area make this a good park for school field trips, too. Grassy areas are popular with the golden crowned sparrow, and even the harlequin duck has also been sighted. Extra amenities include an environmental education center, a contemporary dog park, and several cement picnic tables with grills.

Visit the eco-center with your kids and explore the City’s first building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies. The center is a wealth of information on renewable energy, pollution and greenhouse gas reduction, wastewater treatment, building materials, and the green economy.

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Jul 15

Lafayette Park San Francisco is an 11.5-acre multi-use recreation area bounded by Laguna, Sacramento, Gough, and Washington Streets in the Pacific Heights District. Originally established in 1867, this green space remains a popular venue with both residents and tourists.

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline, as well as other local parks, when they’re walking along the grounds. There are lovely views of the city and the bay, tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, and off-leash dog-play area, this hilly park is a source of respite and recreation for residents of San Francisco’s neighborhood. There is also a separate picnic area and restroom facilities.

Lafayette Park San Francisco is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/reservations

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Jul 08

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is located in the southeast part of the county of San Francisco. This State Recreation area offers scenic views of the San Francisco Bay, with picnic areas, fishing and many short hiking trails to the locals as well to the visitors.

The muddy and sandy area of this wetland habitat is home to many small creatures such as clams, ghost shrimp, marine worms and other small animals. The bay waters support a great variety of sea life, as well as resident and migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Birdwatchers can also enjoy the vistas of hawks, brown pelicans, cormorants, surf scoters, western grebes, terns, and snowy and common egrets, among many other species flying in sky.

Hours: 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Parking Fee: $ 7

In the winter, bird watching is best because migrant waterfowl and shorebirds gathered in numerous quantities in the bay. Pelicans, egrets and hawks can see throughout the year in the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and windbreaks are available at the foot of the far pier. There is considerable parking at the entrance of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

Come stay with us at the Adante Hotel in San Francisco and book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/

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