What can you do with your extra hour of sunshine? We’re back on Daylight Saving Time, which means Spring is around the corner, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy those extra minutes of daylight. From Sunday brunch to week day dinner, there are plenty of spots in The Bayview-Hunters Point to enjoy a picnic meal. Here are some of the best picnic areas in San Francisco.
500 Hunters Point Expressway
Open 8am to 7pm
The panoramic view of San Francisco is unapparelled at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. A bit off the beaten path, it’s a quiet place to take in the scenery and enjoy your picnic favorites. Take a walk on the shoreline, or just sit and relax. And if you forgot to pack your meal, stop by The Storehouse at 451 Galvez Ave, #200 near The SF Shipyard to pick up a latte and a snack.
La Salle & Whitney Young Circle
Open 6am to 10pm
Looking for a place to take the kids outside in San Francisco? Hilltop Park is the perfect spot. Featuring a play space, as well as the city’s first public skatepark, this park is the perfect location for a picnic with the family. Every kid loves a great cement slide down a natural hill. Don’t forget to bring your own cardboard for the slide!
1398 Hudson Street
Open 6am to 11pm
For those who want to kick the ball around a bit after they enjoy lunch, visit the Youngblood-Coleman Playground. There’s artificial turf soccer and softball fields, as well as basketball and tennis courts in this sports park. Picnic areas are near the playscape—a perfect spot for the family.
Ingalls & Oakdale, San Francisco
5am to 12am
Trees abound in this hidden park, allowing for a great shaded picnic spot. Children can play in the sand area by the playground, while you relax at the cement tables. With views of the bay in the background, this spot is great for enjoying a scenic meal, complete with BBQs to grill up your favorites.