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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%Family Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 68%History Buffs
- 67%Green Travelers
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 58%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (18)
- Aquatic ParkNov 20, 2013
One of the best places to swim when you need to practice for a triathlon. The water is frigid and even with a wetsuit, it's an absolute eye-opening experience. No caffeine required.
- Aquatic ParkCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 09, 2013
San Francisco's Aquatic Park, located at the end of Fisherman's Wharf, is a beautiful lagoon area with sand and views of the Bay. Although it's usually relegated as a tourist spot, it's rarely ever crowded (the exception being Fleet Week). On the hottest of SF days, this is the best place to enjoy some sand and sun, as the temperature and wind conditions are perfect. For walkers, there's a long pier that stretches out into the water, offering great views of Alcatraz.
- Aquatic ParkApr 25, 2013
This is my neighborhood - just a block away. Walk down the hill to the water and watch the swimmers - most without wet suits - and kayakers from the Swim and Boat Club. Make sand castles on the beach, then have an Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista.
- Aquatic ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 24, 2013
You can sail into Aquatic Park and even anchor overnight. Watch for swimmers of course! More information about anchoring here is available at http://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/aquaticparkcove.htm
That said, there is something magical about dropping a hook here in the afternoon and just taking in the sight of this incredible space and relaxing after a blustery day on the bay.
- Aquatic ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 24, 2012
If you want to swim in the frigid waters of the Bay this is your spot. Came here to train for the Alcatraz swim. It's freezing, but beautiful, and a good place to swim in the ocean without much fear of sharks (although the water is murky enough, its hard to really know). If you are less crazy than that, this is a nice place to take a break from the madness of Fisherman's Wharf and stick your toes in the sand, take in some views of Alcatraz and the old ships on Hyde Pier.
- Aquatic ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Aquatic park is a nice place to walk around and take in the scenery. Ghirardelli Square is close by where you do a little bit of shopping, grab a bite to eat, or stop for some dessert. Also, the Maritime Museum is close by if you want to learn more about the history of the waterfront.
- Aquatic ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
I come to Aquatic Park when I'm in the Ghirardelli square area. In particular, I like to walk the end of the Hyde Street Pier and maybe take a walk on the Beach. And with yet another unique view of Golden Gate Bridge and the associated waterfront, I am truly blessed to live in the Bay Area.
You'll also find the San Francisco Maritime Museum in a Streamline Moderne (late Art Deco) building. The building was originally built (starting in 1936) by the WPA as a public bathhouse, and its interior is decorated with fantastic and colorful murals. The Steamship Room illustrates the technological evolution of maritime power from wind to steam, while the second floor displays include photomurals of the early San Francisco waterfront, lithographic stones, scrimshaw and whaling guns. The third floor gallery is used for visiting exhibitions.
This cool area is sometimes forgotten among the tourist hordes around the nearby Fisherman's wharf. And if you're doing the long walk along the water, it's a very worthwhile stop before you head up and through Fort Mason and onwards to Marina Green and Crissy Field.
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