Want a spectacular 360 degree view of San Francisco? Head for the top of Twin Peaks; these two hills rise almost 1000 feet above the City and are located just about in the geographical center of the City: from there you can see many of San Francisco's landmarks. That's truly one of the most spectacular of all the San Francisco sights! Twin Peaks is where locals seek to impress their guests. If you come up here on a clear night, the lights of the "City by the Bay" sparkle below you in every direction.
Originally called “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, most visitors like to drive to Twin Peaks drive (or take a tourist bus) to the north peak parking lot to enjoy 180-degree views of the Bay Area. Twin Peaks also hosts a large reservoir holding 300 million gallons, installed on the peaks after the 1906 quake as a water supply for fighting fires. Here's some advice: Climb to the top: for an even better view, climb the stairs up to the top of each peak, you really will feel you're floating above the whole Bay Area!. The peak furthest from the parking lot has probably the best view; there's another hill nearby that also has great views, but very few people visit: Tank Hill, most locals haven't been there, either. Try to go on a clear day. When it's foggy, Twin Peaks sits right in the middle of it and you won't see anything but swirling fog. Dress warmly. It can be very cold and windy up there, don't be fooled by a warm day. Go early.