It's always nice to see the sights of the city you live in, and it's even better if you can avoid the tourists while doing so. Crissy Fields is definitely the perfect balance between sightseeing and enjoying the SF cityscape. You get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge [fog might hinder that a bit but not much] while standing right on the rocky shoreline of the fields. The beach and I never got along in the past.. Usually there are too many people and for some reason it always feels unclean to me. The shores of Crissy Fields changed my perception of it completely. Zero crowd with nice breeze and a diverse choice of viewing pleasure. Look left, and you see the bridge, look right, and you get the city. What more could you ask for? I'll definitely plan a picnic next time.