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Archery, Horseback Riding & Other Outdoor Activities

Archery, Horseback Riding & Other Outdoor Activities

Spring is here and that means it's time to grab your Giants cap, buy sunscreen, and head outdoors to soak up the rays now that the days are longer. We chose ideas that will allow you unique ways you enjoy the best of SF's scenery, but remember, Karl The Fog is a spontaneous party crasher, so bring a light jacket just in case.

Estimated Cost: Moderate
Estimate Duration: 3-6 hours
Best Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Best Time: When the sun's out.


Here are some ideas for having fun in the sun...

1. Channel Your Inner Robin Hood With Archery In Golden Gate Park

Challenge your date to a contest to see who is the most precise archer. All you have to do is rent equipment at SF Archery Pro Shop. You'll be fitted out with a bow appropriate for your height and strength, and given six carbon arrows. In addition, they give you a forearm shield and a piece of felt to protect your fingers on the bowstring. Included is an arrow stand, and a paper target to attach to the straw bales at the field.

Once you've got your equipment, head over the range just inside the park entrance on Fulton Street at 47th Avenue. There's lots of free parking along the road next to the range.

Things to know about Archery in Golden Gate Park...

  • It's first come first serve at the range so play nice.
  • $30 for a day long rental.  
  • Loser buys drinks after. 

Pics via Yelp.

2. Go Horseback Riding On The Beach

Enjoy a guided horseback ride for beginners, hosted by Mar Vista Stables. A trained guide will take you and your date down to the beach via scenic trails with Northern California seacoast views. Enjoy the day as you ride through Thornton Beach State Park and Fort Funston National Park down sandy hills covered with succulent plants for a chance to see dolphins, whales, seals, and other California wildlife.

Things to know about horsing around…

  • Please save the drinks for after. Riders must be sober on the horses for everyone's safety.
  • $60 per person, cash only. 
  • 250 lb. weight limit.

Pics via Yelp.

3. Play On The Seward Street Slides

Two long, steep concrete slides are the main attraction at this hidden gem. They’re not for tiny tots, nor for the faint of heart! Bring a piece of cardboard with you or pick up a discarded box from the nearby grocery store—you'll need something to sit on as you slide. Finally, something to do with your Amazon boxes. 

Things to know about the Seward Street Slides...

  • Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am.- 5pm.
  • The park closes at sunset, so come on the earlier side.
  • Dress for rugged fun: It's a steep walk uphill to get there and a dress will not be your BFF on the slide. 

Pics via Yelp.

4. Play On A Swing & Take Your Quintessential Insta-Photo At Billy Goat Hill

Don't have a car? You can go on an urban hike here in San Francisco to Billy Goat Hill in Noe Valley. See amazing views of the city & bay, and have fun on the rope swing on the hill—it's one of quintessential photos true SF locals need to have.

Things to know about Billy Goat Hill…

  • Dog friendly. Woof!
  • A large array of native wildflowers abound. 
  • There are lots of stairs in this climb so prepare to work it before you werk it for the camera.

Pics via Yelp.


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