Best waterfalls in San Francisco

Check out the top waterfalls in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Yerba Buena Gardens
1. Yerba Buena Gardens
host-0host-1host-2
81 local reviews
750 Howard St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Sunday 6:00 AM
+1 415-820-3550
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Nancy
This spot is an oasis in the midst of the action. Lovely grassy hills, waterfalls, memorial to MLKing, dining,…
Landon
Surrounded by SFMOMA, a breathtaking church, a waterfall, a movie theater, and tea house, this park is the…
Leila
This area has the best views of the SF MOMA next door, the MLK Memorial behind a gorgeous waterfall, and the…
1. Yerba Buena Gardens
1. Yerba Buena Gardens
host-0host-1host-2
81 local reviews
750 Howard St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Sunday 6:00 AM
+1 415-820-3550
Nancy
Nancy
This spot is an oasis in the midst of the action. Lovely grassy hills, waterfalls, memorial to MLKing, dining, right across from the SF…
Landon
Landon
Surrounded by SFMOMA, a breathtaking church, a waterfall, a movie theater, and tea house, this park is the place to sit , relax, and enjoy. …
Leila
Leila
This area has the best views of the SF MOMA next door, the MLK Memorial behind a gorgeous waterfall, and the excellent cafe Samovar. It's my…
2. Golden Gate Park
2. Golden Gate Park
host-0host-1host-2
851 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Dillon
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice because cars are not allowed on John F. Kennedy…
Suzy(S.Y.)
50 plus blocks long starting from the Panhandle to Ocean Beach, what used to be sand dunes is a local favorite…
Michaela
There are so many beautiful and interesting parts of the park but if you are short on time and have a car,…
2. Golden Gate Park
2. Golden Gate Park
host-0host-1host-2
851 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
Dillon
Dillon
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice because cars are not allowed on John F. Kennedy Drive, the park's main…
Suzy(S.Y.)
Suzy(S.Y.)
50 plus blocks long starting from the Panhandle to Ocean Beach, what used to be sand dunes is a local favorite and tourist spot with nature…
Michaela
Michaela
There are so many beautiful and interesting parts of the park but if you are short on time and have a car, enter the park at 41st Ave and…
3. Stow Lake
3. Stow Lake
host-0host-1
25 local reviews
Stow Lake, San Francisco
Natural featureEstablishment
Rob
A man-made lake with over a century of rich history, Stow Lake is a great place to rent paddle boats and…
Vincenzo
Stow lake is a beautiful place to have a picnic or take a leisurely walk. One of my favorite things to do is…
3. Stow Lake
3. Stow Lake
host-0host-1
25 local reviews
Stow Lake, San Francisco
Rob
Rob
A man-made lake with over a century of rich history, Stow Lake is a great place to rent paddle boats and rowboats. Be sure to check out…
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
Stow lake is a beautiful place to have a picnic or take a leisurely walk. One of my favorite things to do is to rent a paddle boat and…
4. Smuggler's Cove
4. Smuggler's Cove
host-0host-1
74 local reviews
650 Gough St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 1:15 AM
+1 415-869-1900
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Johnny
Like tiki? Like Rum? Like waterfalls? If yes to any or all then try this place out.
Dave
Three-story pirate grotto with its own waterfall.
4. Smuggler's Cove
4. Smuggler's Cove
host-0host-1
74 local reviews
650 Gough St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 1:15 AM
+1 415-869-1900
Johnny
Johnny
Like tiki? Like Rum? Like waterfalls? If yes to any or all then try this place out.
Dave
Dave
Three-story pirate grotto with its own waterfall.
5. Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Gardens
5. Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Gardens
host-0host-1
34 local reviews
730 Howard St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
+1 415-227-9400
CafeNight clubBar
Wendy, Fred & Lita
Great views, outdoor seating above the waterfall in Yerba Buena Park. One of our favorites. Have a snack & tea…
Kyle
Great for working in a serene environment overlooking a waterfall.
5. Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Gardens
5. Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Gardens
host-0host-1
34 local reviews
730 Howard St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
+1 415-227-9400
Wendy, Fred & Lita
Wendy, Fred & Lita
Great views, outdoor seating above the waterfall in Yerba Buena Park. One of our favorites. Have a snack & tea or a full hight tea from…
Kyle
Kyle
Great for working in a serene environment overlooking a waterfall.
6. Stow Lake
6. Stow Lake
host-0host-1
5 local reviews
John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
Natural featurePoint of interestEstablishment
Raphael
A popular destination for visitors looking to engage in active pursuits in the park. Activities include a…
Danielle
Walk around Stow Lake and check out the waterfall, gazebo, and wildlife! Rent a boat at the boat house for an…
6. Stow Lake
6. Stow Lake
host-0host-1
5 local reviews
John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
Raphael
Raphael
A popular destination for visitors looking to engage in active pursuits in the park. Activities include a row/peddle boats, hiking trails,…
Danielle
Danielle
Walk around Stow Lake and check out the waterfall, gazebo, and wildlife! Rent a boat at the boat house for an hour (~$25) if you're looking…