I have a secret.
Twin Peaks isn’t the best place in San Francisco to see a great view of the city. Not even close. The real best place to catch the view is away from the tourists with their fancy cameras. Tucked away in the Southeast corner of the city. Off the beaten path.
The views! I’m talking 360 panoramic views of the entire city. And both bridges! The streetlights dot the city like a parade of little fireflies. And it’s so quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The perfect place for a cheap date night, which is right up our alley.
The best time to visit Bernal Heights Hill is dusk. You can watch the city go through the hazy golden hour and hike up while it’s still light out. But you need to be prepared for the journey back down though, so make sure you have a great flashlight, or even better, a headlamp.
Bernal Heights is dog friendly. There are tons of smells to be sniffed and paths to roam. Perfect for Maddie.
At the top, we lay down a blanket and uncork a bottle of wine. We’re still on a huge Cultivar wine streak, thanks to being a member of their wine club. Four bottles of wine delivered every quarter. This time we chose their 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of cherry with a bit of coffee and cocoa. I love that Cultivar is family-run and offer wines for a variety of price points. I also love that we get to try some of their more high-end wines for less through our wine club membership.
If you want to try Cultivar wines for yourself, Cultivar is offering 10% off for A Side of Sweet readers! Just use the code ‘CultivarWineASideofSweet’ when you place your order.
And with all that money you saved on your date night, trust me, you deserve a good bottle of wine.
Bernal Heights Hill Park
Bernal Heights Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94110
Thanks to Cultivar Winery for sponsoring this post! All opinions and love of their wine are my own.
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