The sunniest, warmest park in temperate San Francisco, Dolores is a destination hang for the city’s variegated, eclectic demographics. On the uppermost hilltop, access astonishing views that stretch from the downtown area and across the water to Oakland. With a pristine playground that’s even equipped with swings for grownups, Dolores provides all-generation perks.
Cafes, bars, ice cream shops, and independent grocers adjoin the park, promising post-workout noshes and nibbles after a sweaty set of tennis or pick-up game of basketball on Dolores’ bustling sports courts. Small-time vendors with baskets of vegan sausage sandwiches or black-bean-and-cheese tamales troll throughout the busy park, selling their homemade food. During the summer months, after-dark movie nights, as well as performances by the San Francisco Symphony and Opera, guarantee some of the best leisure and recreation in the city.