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Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds. Configured as a rectangle, it is similar in shape but 20% larger than Central Park in New York, to which it is often compared.
Rent a boat and paddle to the top of the island in the middle of Stow lake, a popular spot for couples to picnic. #vday
Dig birding? See everything from Great Blue Herons to an Orange Crowned Warbler at Golden Gate Park!
Huge Ginormously Beautiful Park. So much to do, to see - botanical gardens, dog parks, museums, gardens, bison, lovely cruising ride to the ocean, or anywhere in the city, esp on a Sunday - no cars.
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Amex Travel tip: visit the Conservatory of Flowers to see the world’s largest collection of orchids (700+ species). The first Tuesday of every month is free!
see the buffalo
A secret gem of Golden Gate Park is the Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers, located near the Japanese Tea Garden. Inspired by the masterworks of the famous playwright, the garden has over 200 flowers.
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Feed a duck!
Go to Stow Lake. You can walk around the lake, hike up the hill for beautiful city views, or rent paddle boats. There are a lot of social squirrels, which is why our dog drags us there regularly.
Roller skating, lawnbowling, drum circles, the country's first public playground, buffalo, boating -- pick an activity and go for it!
On Sundays, the streets in the park are closed to traffic. It's a great place to ride a bike, walk, relax outside of the conservatory of flowers, or listen to live concerts at the music concourse.
Rent a boat or a bike at Stow Lake for some added park entertainment.
On Sundays they close the road to traffic so you can let your dog off leash without fear of cars!
Ride the carousel.
Great place for running
If you're patient enough, you can find free street parking. Be aware of whether you park in 2 or 4 hour parking.
Great place to chill with some friends and your choice of recreational drug
ride the concrete slide.
bring a jacket. it gets really cold!!!
It's an 8 mile loop from the beginning of the panhandle to the ocean and back on JFK!
People-watched during the Haight Street Festival. Very interesting characters, indeed.
Prepare to be disappointed. Looks absolutely nothing like the bridge.
One big amazing park with a great variety of activities to choose from. This past summer I was able to attend a free concert which Dash Board Confessional and Colbie Caillat performed.
Did you know this park was once filled with wild sand dunes? Now this hilly park has plenty of lakes meadows and roads to explore – as well as the world’s largest collection of orchids!
Run your ass off at 6am at boot camp.
Bomb Golden Gate Park on your mountain bike. Enjoy a beverage at Beach Chalet along the way.
Take the kids on an evening “haunted tour” of Stow Lake—legend has it a woman drowned here more than a century ago and still makes spooky appearances.
Walk on the right side of the pavement
Make sure to visit the Conservatory of Flowers, the oldest Victorian greenhouse in the country.
My favorite running spot.
a nice place to get away from it all
Play bocce in Golden Gate Park and have a wine and takeout picnic.
The bridge is not here
A must-visit not only for its Herzog & de Meuron–designed de Young Museum but also for lesser-known gems such as the Victorian-era Conservatory of Flowers and a paddock for rare American bison.
Sunday they block off the main road. There is an outdoor skating area and line dancing classes.
San Francisco is 17% parks, and Golden Gate is the second largest, and has the most cool stuff in it.
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