Golden Gate Park
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 93%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Local Culture
- 79%Budget Travelers
- 60%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Green Travelers
- 58%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (334)
- 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.Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget 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!Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Apr 23, 2014
What's *not* to love about Golden Gate Park?! There's far too much to do in the park than I can review here…so here are the highlights, focusing mainly on those in the eastern end of the park.
1) The Dahlia Garden (and the Conservatory of Flowers gardens) - Hands down, the Dahlia Garden is one of the most beautiful spots in all of San Francisco. It's tucked just to the east side of the Conservatory of Flowers and (of course) is only seasonal, from roughly April through September. The rest of the gardens in front of the Conservatory are also unspeakably gorgeous. Stop here for a lazy afternoon among the flowers.
2) Lindy in the Park - Sundays (weather permitting) from about 11 a.m. or noon until 2 p.m. Free swing dance lessons and dancing, on the bridge near/behind the DeYoung Museum. Even if you don't participate, it's a joyful, uplifting scene to watch!
3) The Rose Garden - keep traveling past the bridge behind the DeYoung and you'll find the Rose Garden, a peaceful, serene area with all kinds and colors of roses.
4) Food trucks behind the band/theater shell. You'll get hungry, trust me. Try the mango lass from the Indian truck to keep up your energy!
I could keep going (the DeYoung, the Japanese gardens, the botanical gardens, Strawberry Hill…)! Remember, you'll probably get lost in the park, but it's the most beautiful place you'll ever get lost!Recommended for:
- Golden Gate ParkMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudents+ 1Mar 23, 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 ofFamily TravelersFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 1Mar 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 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 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.Recommended for:
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