1160 Battery St., San Francisco (at Filbert St.)
While you'll find a handful of fine restaurants neighboring this Embarcadero park, you might prefer to opt for a bagged lunch. This grassy knoll is the perfect spot for a midday picnic. It's a well-kept facility featuring apartments and businesses, but it's the park that ties its community together with class. Stroll across a plush lawn, take a nap underneath a fir tree, or sit on the steps of the fountain centerpiece and smell the fresh flowers.