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Best places to see sunrise or sunset

Fernandina Beach...
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Best places to see sunrise or sunset

Any suggestions on where to see the sunrise or sunset? It doesn't have to be over the water, I'm from Florida and we can get that any time. Any unique places you can think of? We won't have a car but will be staying several days at Fisherman's Wharf and a few at the Ritz on Nob Hill. Thanks!!

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1. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

I would watch sunset over the Pacific Ocean such as at Baker Beach.

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San Francisco...
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2. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

Sunrises are better in Florida -- we have better sunsets. You can go to Ocean beach or even up Twin peaks and or near the Golden Gate South or Vista point and get to see the Sunset

Pleasant Hill...
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3. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

any hill near the bay will have a good way to see a sunset

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4. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

Sunrise would probably be from Twin Peaks (the view faces east... the sun will rise over the East Bay hills)... BUT, be very careful of bad guys up there looking to rob early-morning photographers.

Sunset would be good from anywhere along the western edge of the city... Ocean Beach, Baker Beach. Or in comfort from the Top of the Mark with a cocktail in hand.

San Rafael...
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5. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

I'd say Kirby Cove is the best for sunrise photos that include the GG Bridge and City.

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6. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

I love looking east while the sun is setting to the west. In the right spot, it lights up and gleams the windows of Russian Hill. I see it from my roof so I don't know if being elevated makes a difference, but along Marina Green might be an opportunity.

Fernandina Beach...
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7. Re: Best places to see sunrise or sunset

Wow those are some great ideas and tips! Thank you!

Especially for the warnings to be careful. We will!

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