Located on the northwest side of San Francisco is Lands End Lookout, a park with great views and some short trails all along the coast line. It is actually part of the National Parks Services and it is free for visitors.
There is free parking in the area, although it did seem to be fairly busy and popular when we arrive early in the afternoon. I imagine it would be easier to find parking earlier in the day.
At the main area of Lands End is the visitor center which you should definitely visit for some history about the place and if you have any questions, there are rangers that will answer your questions. There are also national park stamps if you collect those (the rubber stamps, not actual stamps for mail).
There is a very nice coastal hike from Lands End to Eagle's Point which has a lot of people walking along. There is a bit of an up/down hill portion, but nothing too strenuous.
It is at 680 Point Lobos Avenue. For more information, visit the official website at NPS - Lands End Lookout.
Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!