8.3 out of 10

Sloat Blvd, San Francisco

Ranked 18th best street in San Francisco
37.734408160252 -122.499224114911
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Not great for
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  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
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  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"It makes the fog so appealing..."

Next to the Great Highway (which it connects right up with) this is THE best drive in San Francisco! Forget everything that you know about traffic and city rush - Skyline Boulevard offers stunning views of the ocean as it slowly creeps up the hill to offer equally fantastic views of the Bay. On a foggy day, the area is chilly and lovely, and on a sunny day, it is one of the rare occasions where you actually associate San Francisco with the rest of California and the beach culture.

Proximity to other cool things in the city is harder to come by - SF State and the zoo are not far, but these are not really the things that San Francisco is known for. While public transportation helps, it is not a solution and I would recommend owning a car if you live out here - or bringing your car, and heading back to your fun loft in SOMA or your townhouse in the Haight at the end of the day.

However, beachfront property like this is a rare find ANYWHERE in California, and there is no better place on a sunny afternoon (or a very rare sunny morning).
Pros
  • Beautiful views
  • Beach everywhere
  • Relatively affordable
Cons
  • Foggy
  • Barely in San Francisco
  • Limited dining/nightlife options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Top of the hill drive"

The highway is running on top of the hills. You can drive at a high speed (55 mph) and experience a beautiful view of the bay. You can see the ocean on the other side and a lake from another. There is the San Francisco Zoo nearby. It's romantic to drive with your date on this highway.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"A nice street to drive on."

Skyline Boulevard is a terrific road to learn how to drive on, and just to drive in general. It is a very wide street, but it usually doesn’t have a wide volume of traffic, even though it’s considered Highway 35. The speed limit is about 50. Once you get off Sloat Boulevard, it merges and becomes Skyline Boulevard. This road curves behind Lake Merced, a body of water that is actually within city limits. There are no houses on Skyline Boulevard because it is not a residential area. When you drive, you will usually just see the lake, trees, and a private golf club. When are you are exiting San Francisco and are nearing Daly City, you can start seeing small hills with yellow grass and a very tiny horse farm.
5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, Breathtaking Escape"

Skyline Boulevard is a long, winding highway with breathtaking scenery. It follows the shore line with a spectacular view of the beach along the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful trees and creeks also add to the beauty of this popular San Francisco treasure. It’s a wonderful escape from the business of most of the city.
5/5
2yrs+

"Great BART bike tour"

Throw your bike on BART & head down-peninsula to Daly City. From here, work your way over to Skyline Drive & pedal through pleasant residential areas, parks along the beach, past Lake Merced & the San Francisco Zoological Gardens, then join up with the pathway that parallels the Great Highway.

You can keep going on pathways & residential streets to reach the Golden Gate Bridge & beyond.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Humid and pleasant place"

Skyline Boulevard also known as State Route 35 has one of its joints at the Great highway. It has a humid climate being close to the Pacific Ocean. There is much of activity along this street that could keep yo active and busy. There is a lake beside Skyline Boulevard called the Mercede. You can get into some sporty mood and play some golf or invite someone for a tennis match. Skyline Boulevard also has some creeks. One of the famous ones is the redwood creek.. The view of lake mercede is so enchanting that you feel tempted to stay there for long. Restaurants not many, but few offering excellent food are located along this street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Enjoyable and picture perfect"

It is also famous as the State Route 35. The street being highly elevated offers you a clear view of Pacific Ocean. The kings mountain is a historic landmark of skyline. It is crystal clear that one would find itself in natures arms in a scenic byway running along the mountain ridge called Skyline Boulevard. boulevard. Because of its scenic beauty and routes sports has become a feature in this area. It is also popular for its creeks such as the Redwood creek.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Winding coastal drive"

Skyline Blvd, also known as the 35, is a lovely winding mini highway that winds down the west end of san francisco's coast. The drive passes thornton beach state part and mussel rock park before turning inland and heading towards san andreas lake. This is a good drive to avoid the traffice of the main drag in san francisco.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Enjoyable to travel on with little traffic through many cities."

Skyline Boulevard is a very large, fast paced street that wraps around the western side of Lake Merced. It starts on Sloat Boulevard and runs south through Daly City and beyond. After Daly City it turns into Skyline Freeway. It is a beautiful road to travel down if you even have the time. On certain parts of it you get great views of the beach and the lake. It cuts straight through the Olympic Country Club which has a beautiful golf course. There is a small horse stable closer to Daly City right off Skyline Boulevard that you can rent horses on and take them down to the beach. My only criticism of this street is that at night there are many rumors of racing because of its wideness, but I have never seen it before.
3/5
2yrs+

"Great highway like street with stunning views and links to many cities!"

Skyline Boulevard is a very long, highway type street that begins at the top of Lake Merced off of Sloat Boulevard. It runs past the San Francisco Zoo and merges with the Great Highway and runs all the way down South to Pacifica and various other cities South of San Francisco. Its main purpose is a commuter street with lots of traffic. It provides a back road access off the main highways to the various cities south of San Francisco.

Although not the fastest way to get south of San Francisco, Skyline plays an important role in transportation in San Francisco. It provides access to the western side of Lake Merced which hosts a large amount of activities from golfing, to a shooting range, to a private party rental. As you go down Skyline past Lake Merced, you will notice access to San Francisco/Daly City’s famous country club, The Olympic Club. This private club has one of the world’s famous golf courses and has many activities from dining to tennis.

The view from Skyline Boulevard is stunning as you get breathtaking views of Ocean Beach.

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