SF BAY AREA DAY TRIP ADVENTURE
Destination: Bernal Heights, San Francisco
Summit Bernal Heights, play on the Esmeralda Slides, and improve your short game at Urban Putt. Bonus Stop, Balmy Alley.
This is part of a series of family-oriented day trip outings around the San Francisco Bay Area I look forward to enjoying with my kids once social distancing and shelter in place isn’t the norm any longer.
Destination: Bernal Heights
- Summit Bernal Heights
- Play at the Esmeralda Slides
- Play 18 holes at Urban Putt
- Bonus Stop: Balmy Alley
Summit Bernal Heights
I love a walk to the top of Bernal Heights. We took a trip for my birthday last fall, and the weather was perfect.
It’s a good climb, but not too steep. It offers one of the best views of the city too. I’d say it's comparable to Twin Peaks, but without all the people driving in and parking(since you have to hike to the top). And if you make it to the very top, you might find a rope swing at the top (if Park & Rec hasn’t taken it down).
Play at the Esmeralda Slides
On the western side of Bernal Hill is the Esmeralda Slide Park. It’s an extra-long slide…