Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Lands End Lookout Visitor Center is a great place to begin or end an adventure in this beautiful oceanside landscape. There are exhibits of historic places and colorful stories from the area's past as well as displays of artifacts, landscapes and geology. A recorded audio tour describing the center's exhibits and the surrounding area is available from the center staff. Have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a treat at the café. Peruse the souvenir shop and bookstore and take a part of this special place home with you.
From the visitor center you can explore the Sutro Baths and the nearby Sutro Heights gardens. This is also the site of the Sutro Pleasure Grounds, a short-lived amusement park fashioned after Coney Island in New York City. In 1913, it morphed into Playland, a mainstay of San Franciscans seeking excitement until it closed in 1972. Nearby is the Cliff House, a reincarnated destination restaurant where visitors can enjoy the dramatic ocean views firsthand. Let your imagination run wild as you delve into one of the most exciting places of 1920s San Francisco.
The overlook at Lands End offers stunning views. Hillsides of cypress and wildflowers meet the craggy coastline. Additionally, the Coastal Trail and Point Lobos Trail take you to some of the most inspiring views in the city.