Driving to Twin Peaks in the Bay
This is one of those super quick and easy posts about the Twin peaks in San Francisco.
Is it worth visiting the place ? ~Meh….
Are the views as spectacular as they say?
~Nope, not really, uless you have a telescopic zoom lens on your camera
Does the weather have to perfect to see the city from the Twin peaks?~Absolutely, Karl the fog can fog everything up.
Could you squeeze it in into your itinerary ? ~Possibly
Is it really worth the drive? ~Not really
How’s the parking? ~Very limited (just like everything in SF
Would you go there again? ~ Not if I have to
Short sweet story about driving to twin peaks that happened to my parents.
My parents are explorers by nature, I guess I have inherited the drive to discover the unknown from them. Consequently they get themselves in all sorts of shenanigans all the time.
So yeah these two like to travel without a GPS navigator even today. I feel like if it wasn’t for paper maps and all the exit signs that we’ve missed my childhood would’ve been so much more pleasant, but I diverge.
My parents decided to rent a small car, one of those miniature two doors that barely move when two people sit down in the cockpit. Anyhow the motor on the poor thing had barely enough power to move the vehicle after a stop, you can imagine how difficult it was to drive up and down the hills of San Francisco in that little death trap.
To make the story short: These two bozos decided to drive all the way to the twin peaks, at night, in the middle of the rain and FOG to see the view from twin peaks… All of which makes sense, looking on the situation retrospectively.
To add more kindling to the comical situation the car was a stick shift; and at some point they started going backwards off of the hill while the car engine gave out on another turn up the summit.
Yeah, talk about teaching me a survival lessons, mom…
The morale of the story goes as follows:
Unless you really have to, don’t go to twin peaks; it can be dangerous especially during poor weather conditions, and you won’t see that much of the city or anything else for that matter.
Enjoy your trip and see you out there. That was our California Perspective for today.
Twin Peaks with kids
Alright this is one of those places that you don’t want to take your kids to, since it’s pointless. There’s no place for them to run around or have fun. It is usually very windy and dangerous due to high traffic, and there’s just nothing to do at the very top. See the checklist below for places that are actually fun and worth checking out with your children.