San Francisco is seven miles by seven miles of heaven. Sometimes, you need a heavenly perspective to get a real sense of the city and to make sense of our neighborhoods, hills and streets. In our latest “Love, SF” piece, we take you above our fair city to help you appreciate its scale and beauty.

Coming from the Pacific Ocean, your first view of San Francisco would be landfall at Point Bonita.    

Of course, the Golden Gate Bridge provides one of the most unforgettable views of the city.    

The breathtaking divide between Marin and San Francisco.

A quiet morning on the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Ocean Beach and San Francisco’s seemingly endless avenues. 

A bird’s-eye view of downtown San Francisco. 

And for the ultimate aerial view of our fair city, here’s San Francisco from the edge of space aboard a U-2 spy plane.