7.2 out of 10

Skyline Blvd, California

37.7054137542898 -122.498222575954
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Foggy, pretty beach"

Skyline Boulevard in Daly City is basically an extension of its northern neighbor in San Francisco. The architecture is more SF than it is Silicon Valley, but the drive itself is more ocean than urban. The Pacific Ocean runs parallel to this scenic drive, and the hills on the east side of the street add to the remote, natural feel.

The fog is more prevalent than even the ocean itself, which can give the drive a gloomy feel on bad weather days (which seem to happen often). This part of the peninsula is also fairly removed from the bulk of the activity, making it a more residential area. But when the fog burns off and the sun comes out in the afternoon, the drive out here is absolutely worth it!
  • Scenic
  • Near the beach
  • Relatively affordable
  • Lots of fog
  • Far from the main drag
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
StephSF Warning: Driving here in morning traffic is not without risks. I just got into a minor car accident here - one of those classic cases where traffic was moving quickly until suddenly it wasn't, and I realized it a half-second too late and rear-ended the car in front of me - I'm pretty sure I was admiring the views...

This could be a fluke, it could be completely my fault, and it could happen to anyone. At the same time, there are periods of time where I drive 60-70 miles a day all over the Bay Area, and nothing like this has ever happened to me before. It could have been anything - just be sure to be careful, especially in places like this where the view can actually turn into a dangerous distraction.

(By the way, everyone is okay - even the cars.)
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"Can you get any closer to the Ocean?"

Too bad that the weather is usually gloomy over in this area. Skyline BLVD curves through the city then it gets right on the edge of the Pacific. The road becomes a nature drive once you get up by the Mussel Rock Park area. There are two smaller side roads for cyclists and joggers that run right beside the main road of Skyline BLVD. When I am driving down the road with my windows down I can almost smell the ocean but you really won't be able to see the best views until you hit the Upper Great Highway. If your in the mood to drive you will find many small restaurants usually specializing in sea food and other various activities. If your in the Daly City area you should definitely cruise this area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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