Dolores Park's Panoramic City View
Twice a month we’ll share some of our favorite vistas and destinations in the city and the Muni routes and lines that will take you there.
The perennial favorite of SF sunbathers, Dolores Park, on an unfortunately cloudy day August 7, 2014
San Francisco’s Dolores Park, a haven for cultural, political and sports activities, has hosted political rallies, festivals, Aztec ceremonial dances, and historically the "Hunky Jesus" competition on Easter by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. It also provides a panoramic view of downtown and is one of the best views you’ll find anywhere in the city.
DID YOU KNOW? Dolores Park is named for Miguel Hidalgo (El Grito de Dolores), the father of Mexican independence, and the town of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico—not nearby Mission Dolores. It was Hidalgo, a priest, who sparked the Mexican revolution with the ringing of his town’s church bells. A statue of Hidalgo and replica of the church bell at Dolores Hidalgo are erected in the park
How to get there:
Muni Bus Routes: 22 Fillmore, 14 Mission, 48 Quintara
Muni Metro Line: Church