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Golden Gate Park

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Address: 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898
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(415) 831-2700
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Best park in San Francisco

What would you like to do ? Golden Gate has it all. Art, Bird watching, Flowers of every kind and discription, disc golf, space to bike, skate, tennis courts, soccer, hiking, the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What would you like to do ? Golden Gate has it all. Art, Bird watching, Flowers of every kind and discription, disc golf, space to bike, skate, tennis courts, soccer, hiking, the only great blue heron rookery in San Fran, science center, de Young museum(great for lunch), botanical gardens, conservatory of flowers the beach! Go there you will find adventure

Thank tsam1
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is so large that it takes about a week to see and do everything. Besides walking around and taking in the all the green, there are also paid attractions such as the Academy of Sciences, De Young Art Museum, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden, just to name a few.

Thank ItsStef
Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unlike Central Park which is mostly intact, this park has busy roads and loads of buildings scatter throughout. We walked from the botanical garden to the exit by Haight and it is was not all that pleasant. An example of a beautiful pleasure park used as a site to put things. The botanical garden and Japanese garden are decent facilities... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park was huge. It was free to explore though there were features which you could pay for (such as entering the Japanese tea garden or the botanical garden). We were there on a warm day. In some parts people had picnics, there were things for sale, people rode sedgways or just sat on benches.

Thank donna11
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean, we'll maintained, lovely walking trails, majestic trees, cannot see it all in one afternoon, lots of choices for things to do.

Thank dianecs2017
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love outdoors, you could spend a whole day exploring. There were free attractions as well as parks that have a fee to enter. Multiple attractions, food carts as well.

Thank Stacy P
Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During a weeklong trip to SF I visited Golden Gate Park twice. The first time, my daughter and I walked through the Japanese Tea Garden. If you enjoy taking pictures this is a lovely place to do so. It is right next to the deYoung museum. I toured this museum solo on another day. I hate to say it but... More 

Thank HolistiKaren
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plan on a couple days to really explore this with or without kids. We enjoyed the Museum of Natural Sciences but needed to visit so many other things.

Thank theirishisom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't underestimate it's size! Rent one of the bikes, or use the shuttle bus that runs on weekends and public holidays. (Easiest though if you have a car - easy parking throughout the park, some streets are closed on the weekend) I can really recommend to visit the bisons and the Spreckels Lake with all it's model sailing ships. I... More 

Thank RomanaK
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprised by how beautiful the park was and the many attractions located in the park (Conservatory of Flowers, paddle boating, Science Academy, etc). You could easily spend a whole day there. We walked from the beginning (Haight Ashbury) through most of the park. We then picked up the free park shuttle off one of the main roads and were dropped... More 

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