A botanical garden and greenhouse that dates to 1878, it's a great place to take in some unique architecture and plant life. Admission is normally $7 per adult but is free on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Bernal Heights Park is a great place to catch a sunset or just some city views. The hike is steep so it may not be for everyone and be sure to wear something warm as it gets very windy on top of the hill.
Buena Vista is the oldest park in San Francisco and contains some very steep hiking trails. If you are up for the hike, the views at the top are some of the best in the city. It's best to come to the park early and to leave before it gets dark.
Located on the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach provides some great views as well as swimming and sunbathing. The north side of the beach is clothing optional, something to keep in mind.
One of the best beaches for jogging and walking. The water temperature here requires a wetsuit year round so there isn't a lot of swimming and sunbathing but it's perfect for quiet strolls along the water, just remember to bring a jacket.
Crissy Field is a former Army airfield that opened to the public in 2001 and features some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the city. The field is a less crowded place to jog or bike and fishing is allowed without a license along the beach.