Whether you’re in the city or the suburbs, every family has their favorite go-to playground for those sunny summer afternoons. While there are tons of beautiful parks around the country that kids adore, not all can boast jaw-dropping views and killer locations. Click through the slideshow and check out these picturesque playgrounds with views that even the little ones will appreciate…when they’re not busy playing of course!

Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco

Situated in one of San Francisco's most culturally vibrant neighborhoods, Mission Dolores Park commands spectacular vistas of the city's expansive skyline that are sure to impress even the most focused park-goers. The playground has recently been renovated, and the grassy hills offer picnic and play spots for the whole family to relax and enjoy the view!

Park Perk: Keep the fun going and grab an ice cream at SF favorite Bi-Rite Creamery, located diagonal from the park on 18th Street and Dolores, for a special treat!

19th & Dolores St.
San Francisco, Ca
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Photo courtesy of A Name Like Shields Can Make You Defensive via Creative Commons

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— Claire Schillings