This has to be among the most beautiful views from a bench, in a park, on the planet. Yet here it is, empty. That's fine with me, because I could spend hours here taking in the magnificent vista. My pathetic little camera-phone photo doesn't do this place justice. Located in the aptly named Grand View Park, the view takes in the entire northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula from the Pacific to the Bay. You can approach the park from the west by ascending the beautifully tiled Moraga Stairway (lower photo).