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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

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Visit one of the country's largest and most-visited urban parks in the heart of the city at Golden Gate Park. The rectangular park is home to numerous museums, lakes, a botanical garden and conservatory, landscaped gardens, and athletic facilities. Spend a relaxing afternoon exploring the Japanese Tea Garden, or tour the previous home of the San Francisco 49ers football team, Kezar Stadium. Pack a picnic to enjoy lakeside or on one of the park's shaded lawns. Due to the park's sheer size, 412 hectares (1,017 acres), you might want to plan to take a bus or free shuttle back to the city center after exploring the park. Work out when and for how long to visit Golden Gate Park and other San Francisco attractions using our handy San Francisco road trip website.
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  • We loved the Ferris wheel, paddle boats and rose garden. Also enjoyed the California Academy of sciences with our 3 year old granddaughter. For some reason she was entranced with the "fog room... 
    We loved the Ferris wheel, paddle boats and rose garden. Also enjoyed the California Academy of sciences with our 3 year old granddaughter. For some reason she was entranced with the "fog room...  more »
  • A great way to while a few hours or a whole day, established gardens with mature trees and plenty of wildlife , for families activities from bike riding, mini golf and a serious 9 hole golf course... 
    A great way to while a few hours or a whole day, established gardens with mature trees and plenty of wildlife , for families activities from bike riding, mini golf and a serious 9 hole golf course...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place with a wild range of things to see and do, from a lake where you can paddleboat around through gaggles of ducks, to a first-class art museum (The De Young). There's also a... 
    This is a beautiful place with a wild range of things to see and do, from a lake where you can paddleboat around through gaggles of ducks, to a first-class art museum (The De Young). There's also a...  more »
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  • Lots to see here and plenty of free 2hr parking available. Many trails for running or a nice walk. Several gardens to see (some charge a small entrance fee). Great place for group activities.
  • Golden Gate Park is a beautiful and complete urban park in the city of San Francisco, CA, located in an area close to the world famous gate of the same name, just separated by the Richmond neighborhood to the north. This Park is surrounded by the city and has an incredible green area that surrounds various equipment such as tennis courts, museums, polo field, football fields, trails, inner lake, picnic areas, etc. and is one of the most sought after places. for relaxation and the practice of sports by the local population. The Park has a total area of ​​4.12 km² with avenues crossing its areas, all surrounded by an enormous amount and variety of beautiful trees. As a curiosity, in the area next to the beach there is a place where a herd of American buffaloes live, since 1894! All in all, a great option for a city tour, and I recommend it. Insta: viagens.comidas.diversoes.byjb
  • I highly recommend. It's a nice place to go with nature, away from the busy city for a bit. There's a lot to do, and a lot to see. If you want to rent a bike, I suggest just rent with citywide biking which is $8 an hour and located right at the front of the park. FYI there are some major construction going on, or they are getting ready for some sort of the event, so a lot of the bike routes were blocked. Keep that in mind when biking around. Overall it was gorgeous and a nice place to spend the day
  • Incredible park with so much to offer! You can spends hours in the park and come out feeling like you've only scratched the surface, which is great because you definitely have to go here a dozen different times to truly comprehend the size and all the great things you can see and do here. Did I mention most of it is free!?
  • Although I went it multiple times, this is my first reviewing it. Very nice place and lots of fun there. Especially like the place between De Young and California Academy of Science. There are 4 fountains there and lots of chairs for you to rest. The views are spectacular!

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