Golden Gate Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 95%Family Travelers
- 79%Local Culture
- 77%Budget Travelers
- 68%Adventure Travelers
- 61%Green Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
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- Golden Gate Park
- Golden Gate ParkJul 29, 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.Recommended for:
- 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.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Oct 28, 2013
This gem of a park is part of why San Francisco is such an amazing city. A former nuclear missile base is now the region's most scenic wild area, with miles of trails for hikers, horses and bikes. Short, steep hills give breathtaking vistas of the City by the Bay, and old Army gun bunkers make great picnic spots! You might even see a bobcat or a coyote, and its only a 20 minute drive from downtown SF! Hard to beat in my book...Recommended for:
- 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!Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife LoversTrendstersFirst to ReviewOct 19, 2013
When I first moved to the Bay Area, this park was one of my first adventures. I made my way through the city, across the Golden Gate Bridge and into the park, where I proceeded to turn into a little kid as I chased the waves at Kirby Cove. From here, SFers and tourists alike can appreciate the beauty of the city with sweeping views of the Bay. Stop to watch the sunset behind the bridge on your way out!Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesOct 19, 2013
Back when I lived closer to SF, whenever I needed to step out of my world Golden Gate Park always seemed like the best place to go. No matter what my mood or how much time I could afford, there was something there that was just perfect for the day; the botanical gardens or conservatory of flowers, or Japanese Tea Gardens. I love the Academy of Sciences and or the De Young. Even just wandering through the park makes a perfect little escape.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Sep 13, 2013
This place is BIG. So big, I've been here about 4 times and I still haven't seen everything. Filled with gardens, museums, fields of green -- it's the perfect place for families as well as for any traveler who loves the outdoors.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 15, 2014
Walk or jog along the paths at Stow Lake or in the Rhododendron Dell, or take in the fountains and statues on the Music Concourse between the de Young Museum and California Academy of Arts and Sciences. At the de Young Museum, admission is free to its fine art collections on the first Tuesday of the month. The California Academy of Sciences is free the third Wednesday of the month. Get there early to see visit this unique aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and rainforest.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsJun 21, 2014
It's the green space that lets the rest of San Francisco breathe. Ah, that's better! Art and natural science museums, biking paths, a small pond for rowing boats, a Japanese garden, art-deco buildings, the bison paddock, Ocean Beach... it's enough to fill a whole day.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Apr 13, 2014
Lovely place to meet friends, stretch your aesthetic sense at their many museums, dine finely in the basement of the California Academy of Sciences, play in a biodome surrounded by butterflies and birds, etc. There's always something going on, be it performance art, tour groups. Impromptu sports games, you name it. Also an excellent spot for runners. Make sure you wander over to Hippie Hill if you want the full San Francisco experience, bums and all.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversMar 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.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 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.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkAmbassadorMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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!Recommended for: