Best Place to Get Stoned and Walk Your Dog - 2004
Bernal Heights Park
Roll up a spliff and treat Fido to the majestic vistas of Bernal Heights Park, 39 acres of grassy recreation space where man's best friend can frolic without a leash. Towering over the Mission District, the park is easier to get to than you might think. Just take Folsom south until it hits Bernal Heights Boulevard, where there is ample parking. The paved trail around the bottom of the park is a popular destination for walkers and runners. But the killer views are 500 feet higher, on the grassy hilltop. Up there, the panoramic view of San Francisco's gridded streets and famed landmarks is stupefying, with or without ganja. While your pup sniffs other mutt's butts and binges on doggy treats, you can enjoy the wildflowers that color the hill during spring and summer, hike the surprisingly challenging web of dirt trails, or picnic on one of the natural benches. Or maybe just sit there and giggle.