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Stow Lake, San Francisco

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#8 of 10 in Nature in San Francisco
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  • I don't understand all the negativity regarding this place, maybe just avoid the food. You can easily have a wonderful time without the food. Anyway this place had a beautiful setting. Although it is ...  more »
  • Free for all and a great central park of the park. Stow lake acts as a moat for Strawberry Hill which is also a highlight. Well worth doing both of these attractions - bring your walking shoes and Cam...  more »
  • What a perfect, unique place for a baby shower! We held it at Stow Lake with gorgeous weather and lots of friends!!! The paddle boats were sturdy and fun for all. The nautical theme was great. Lots of...  more »

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