In Spanish, Dolores means “sorrow.” But, at Dolores Park in San Francisco, sorrow is nowhere in sight. Not even a shadow of it. In fact, this public park brings joy to both visitors and locals. If there’s one public park in San Francisco you shouldn’t skip visiting, walk no further–Dolores Park must be in your list.
Here are 5 reasons why you should check out Dolores Park:
1. San Francisco’s city skyline is best viewed here.
The view here won’t disappoint you. Unless there’s a heavy rain or a smog that covers the view.
2. Shirtless eye candies gets their tan here.
I was there in the morning, the park was kinda empty. When I went back there around 4 in the afternoon with a friend, it looks like getting shirtless (if you’re a guy) is kinda mandatory. I totally forgot (or ignored) the city’s skyline. According to my friend, if you walk up to the top of the park, that’s where the gays converge. 😉
3. This is a good place to catch up on reading.
Yeah, right, reading! LOL… Ok, not all people are fond of boy-watching, right? These days, there are still many people who grab their book and read it in the park. 🙂
4. Spread your sheets and bring out the picnic baskets.
Dolores Park seems to be a good place for family picnic and meeting friends. Don’t forget your sun block. The sun can be mean even in late summer afternoon.
5. Be alert. You might see Mark Zuckerberg and Rachel Maddow walking around.
The famous Facebook founder lives around here at Dolores Heights. Hopefully, his $10-million house is finished by now. Rachel Maddow, the openly-lesbian MSNBC host also lives here.
Dolores Park is sandwich between Mission District and Castro, the gay village.