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
Member Reviews (328)
- Golden Gate ParkAmbassadorMember ofBudget 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!
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFamily 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 ParkMember ofBudget TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1Oct 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.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 22, 2013
We love Golden Gate Park as a budget destination, as the options are many. For free, check out the bison paddock, the windmills near Ocean Beach, or the Shakespeare Garden. If you don't mind the long lines, the Academy of Sciences hosts four free days a year for SF residents. The de Young and Conservatory of Flowers offer a monthly free admission day as well.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Jul 21, 2013
Beautiful for walks and hikes and bike rides, with rose gardens, botanical garden, japanese tea house, de young museum, aquarium history and science. The streets are closed off on Sunday for walkers and bikers.
- 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 ParkOct 20, 2013
Golden Gate Park is like a mini city in itself, in that it is chock full of so many different attractions and areas, each with their own unique feel, that you could spend a day here and never get bored. I used to run down JFK Dr. every morning, which cuts through the park on the North side and down to the beach. I would pass the Rose Garden, lawn bowling, the frisbee golf course, the ACTUAL golf course, Spreckels Lake (where old men like to take their motor boats and sail boats out for a spin), the buffalo farm, the lighthouse....it's just a wonderful, relaxing park to take your time in. The space between the de Young and the Academy of Sciences has an art show every weekend, and if you go down JFK Dr. towards the Conservatory of Flowers on Saturday there are always a bunch of people jamming out and dancing on their roller skates.
One note: Do not walk through here alone at night. There are a lot of homeless people that call the park their home, and it's generally not a safe place to be after dark. Other than that...enjoy!
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Oct 15, 2013
GG Park is a truly great urban park. It's hard to believe it's all created by humans, and built on top of ancient sand dunes.
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Sep 13, 2013
A great place to spend your day outdoors. There are a variety of things to do every day and you will come across hundreds of diverse friends all around you. They host several concerts a year such as the FREE Alice Radio concerts in the summer! Golden Gate Park has museums, a carousel, and a conservatory of flowers to view and bring kids to! If you just want to take a peaceful walk and be with nature, this is definitely the right spot for you!Recommended for:Family Travelers