Dolores park (19th & Dolores St. ) is a special place for me when I go visit San Francisco. It’s off the tourist trap area. In the heart of the mission, but also real close the Castro, Noe valley, and Haight area. It has an amazing view to see and take pictures of, great place to people watch, and to sit and relax with your friends with a few beers and food. It is also kid friendly and has a huge playgrounds for children (drunk adults at night ). I highly suggest checking it when your in San Francisco.