Golden Gate Park
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 91%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%Local Culture
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 60%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Adventure Travelers
- 55%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (328)
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Mar 09, 2014
The Golden Gate Park is a magical place. Located right in the center of the City, it's a huge, sprawling park dotted with trails, ponds, manicured gardens, museums and even a dutch windmill. Lots to do. On weekends they close the main road to traffic so bikers and roller bladers can take to the streets.
- Golden Gate ParkMar 05, 2014
The largest and best known park in San Francisco is the 1,017 acre (411 ha) Golden Gate Park. Its history goes back to 1870 when the site was an area of wild sand dunes. At the time, the area, known as 'outside lands', was well outside the city's developed limits.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJan 25, 2014
SF's premiere green space and one of the world's largest urban parks, Golden Gate Park is, quite simply, one of the greatest features of an already amazing city. Entering the park from the grunge of Haight-Ashbury, and visiting the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the de Young Museum before stopping off for dinner in the 9th & Irving neighborhood, is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday in the city of San Francisco. The park is not all sweetness and light, however: some areas can be a little sketchy, and the city's epidemic homelessness is on full display here.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jan 18, 2014
I went to Golden Gate Park on one of those tour buses that take you everywhere.
Then I rented a bike at Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate at Fulton St. for US$5 and hour and headed down toward the sea.
There are a lot of things to see at the Park. Apart from the De Young Museum, that hosts really good exhibitions, the Academy of Science and the Japanese Tea Garden, which are all in the very beginning of the park, there are waterfalls, lakes, sports courts all along the way that leads to the Pacific Ocean.
And to my surprise, right before you reach the end of the park, there is a real full sized dutch windmill with a garden and it's gorgeous! Totally worth my biking all the way there.
Take some time to look at the ocean and then prepare to bike your way back up because all you did until now was to stroll down.
Make sure you see the Conservatorium and its beautiful gardens before returning your bike.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Jan 18, 2014
I have been on for different events. Once for a college reunion and it is a great place to picnic, play sports, and drink adult beverages. Twice for concerts- its so big that its perfect for multiple stages and food venues. And once for a walk. Overall a very impressive park with a lot to do and a lot of greenery.
- Golden Gate ParkAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Dec 30, 2013
Lots of people around with their dogs and kids for BBQs, to fly kites, and just relax and have fun. Take the last exit off the 101 before the bridge and take a drive down the small street to find parking farther away from the bridge. Enjoy the walk!
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
This park is a beautiful breath of fresh air in the middle of the city. It is filled with activity, and yet seems peaceful at the same time. Always worth a visit.
- Golden Gate ParkOct 25, 2013
I lived a block from Golden Gate Park for three years, and went jogging there multiple times a week - but I still manage to discover new things there every time I visit. THere's so much to sea - the windmill, the bison paddocks, the museums, the rose garden, hippy hill, the carousel. But my personal favorite favorite favorite spot in the park is the AIDS grove, which is a peaceful and beautiful garden tucked in a little dell. It's so beautiful and quiet, and its homage to the people of San Francisco who have died of AIDS is so moving. I often would pause here on a walk or a jog and just sit under the redwoods and reflect and feel peaceful. Of course, there was the time that a baby raccoon fell from a redwood above me and almost hit me on the head - that wasn't so peaceful!
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Golden Gate Park is the first place I ever heard 'dank buds' put together in a sentence. Counter-cultural catch phrases aside, if there's a more gorgeous park in San Francisco, I've yet to find it. If you tire of all the beautiful woodland surroundings, the people and dog watching will keep you entertained for hours even if you haven't partaken of any such 'dank buds.' Just off Haight and Ashbury.