Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Spectacular cliff top views over the surging Pacific, supplemented with gawking at the hangliders riding the wind.
Offering sandy walks along the ocean's fingers, as well as trails on the cliffs above, this old military lookout provides a great view of the San Francisco and San Mateo coastlines. Hang gliders are drawn here for both the strong winds and the thrilling descent over the Pacific. Also, expect to see scores of dogs--it's a haven for dog walkers.