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  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 25, 2012
    Thursday nights after 6pm feature NightLife! $12 gets you access to a 21+ event where you can wander the exhibits and aquariums with a drink, watch a live band or DJ, and enjoy various theme nights. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    It's got its faults and some sketchy characters, but it's THE park of SF, period. It's got it all: stadium, conservatory, and some of the finest patches of grass on which to trip your balls off. Read more
    Upvoted Jul 20
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28
    Golden Gate Park is a large manmade park full of forests, lakes, gardens, and museums. The weekend is prime time to visit because it’s car-free on Saturdays and Sundays. Read more
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 27, 2013
    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.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonFebruary 20, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 26
  • Athonia C.
    Athonia CappelliOctober 3, 2015
    During HSB There's paid Parking at 17th & Cabrillo at the elementary school there. It costs $30/car. 100% of the proceeds go to the elementary school. Always bring blankets, buds, booze & sun screen!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 2, 2012
    So many things to do here! Visit the bison paddock, Cal Academy of Science, deYoung Museum. Best explored by bike. Fun fact: GG Park is the largest park in America, larger than Central Park in NYC.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StrodlSeptember 9, 2011
    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.
  • Wilson F.
    Incredibly well kept park, especially in view of San Francisco's often shabby public cleaning standards. A lovely park to take in some culture or go for a long stroll or bike ride.
  • Imran A.
    Imran AhmedApril 6, 2014
    If the fog hasn't rolled in, GG Park is a thing of beauty. Take a run, walk, enjoy outsidelands. IF you need to get around use UBER app. If you use the code: UBERNEF you get $20 on your first ride!
  • Ramada Worldwide
    Ramada WorldwideAugust 15, 2013
    This is one place that you can't pass up on your San Francisco visit. Between the stunning views, outdoor recreation, shows (like Outsidelands!) & more, it's an oasis is the city atmosphere of SF. Read more
  • Priscilla L.
    Priscilla LeungMay 13, 2015
    Golden Gate Park is recreational heaven. For bikers, walkers, runners, roller skaters, etc.: take advantage of the whole eastern half of JFK Drive when it's closed to traffic on Sundays.
  • Julie P.
    Julie PriceJanuary 24, 2010
    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.
  • Dylan K.
    Dylan KempNovember 5, 2014
    Largest man-made park in the world! Really cool paths in the woods (especially the unpaved ones). Many interesting sights to see and never boring, no matter how many times you've been!
  • I Wanna Go There
    I Wanna Go ThereOctober 27, 2011
    two hours I spent in this park were two of the most delightful hours I'd spent in all of San Francisco. it's so massive (the park covers 1,017 acres) that you can easily get away from everything. Read more
  • Zack T.
    Next to Central Park NYC, I don't think there's any other park that comes close then Golden Gate Park. It's a beautiful oasis in a city.
  • Amy L.
    Amy Le RoiAugust 1, 2014
    Such a wonderful park! So many different places to explore-Shakespeare Garden, Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Gardens...plus the Cal Academy of Sciences, and the DeYoung Museum.
  • Alex J.
    Alex JelinekAugust 13, 2011
    Epic free views from the top of the deYoung tower. Then head east on the Fulton side of the park about 4 blocks and check out the roller skaters at the skate zone. Most skate steez weekend afternoons
  • Robert W.
    Robert WilliamsJune 27, 2015
    Great place to go for a run. If you do it east to west you can end at the beach and there are plenty of sites and places to rest along the way.
  • Florence Antonette R.
    Florence Antonette RDecember 23, 2009
    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.
  • Lawrence Axil C.
    One of the most beautiful & magical spots in GG Park is Lloyd Lake. Watch the ducks flying and swimming, and turtles and fish, and fog and mist too! Near Fulton & 26th (& the Disk Golf Course). Read more
  • Broadcom
    BroadcomJanuary 6, 2012
    Looking to connect to all the great stuff at GG Park without spending a dime? The Conservatory of Flowers is free 1st Tuesday of the month and Academy of Sciences is free 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    When the park opened, it was a "free-range zoo" with bison, bears, elk, goats, and more. The quirky Buffalo Paddock still exists. Check your park map for its location.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Yoplait
    YoplaitSeptember 6, 2011
    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!
  • Maria
    Maria3 weeks ago
    Very nice park with own atmosphere and wooden smell! Lot of small animals and birds for seeing.
  • Helio M.
    Great place to spend a day! Bring. Your family there's lots of space and attractions for them :)
  • S_J L.
    S_J LDecember 7, 2013
    Stow lake is the hidden gem! Lovely place :) if nyc has central park, san francisco has golden gate park. Heart of a beautiful city.Fantastic♥
  • Nnenniqua
    NnenniquaAugust 25, 2015
    One of my favorite parks! Museums, rose gardens, trails, Outside Lands, ponds. Great for running ( a few half marathons and marathons go through the park), walking, and biking.
  • chris a.
    chris adkinsJune 28, 2010
    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.
  • Allen F.
    Allen FosterMay 13, 2012
    lovely grove of redwoods across JFK from the backside of the deYoung Museum -- for those times you just don't want to go all the way to Muir Woods!
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha McDuffeeJanuary 14, 2012
    If you are looking for food nearby the academy of science, walk over to the velo rouge cafe or take the #5 a few stops inland to reach the best food ever.
  • Tagel S.
    One of my favorite parks in the world! You can always discover a new spot that you didn't see before.
  • Aleksey
    AlekseyDecember 5, 2015
    A clean, accurate and beautiful park. Enjoy the piece of nature in the city! There are many different gardens, picnic grounds.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 30, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Surprise Jazz. It’s Saturday afternoon and you’re strolling through Golden Gate Park, near John F. Kennedy Drive and the Conservatory of Flo.. Read more
  • Shomir D.
    Shomir DuttOctober 26, 2014
    SO many hidden treasures in this pary. Take you're time to explore! Great views, boating, skater dance crews, concerts et al!
  • Henry (DJ Apollo) K.
    Go to the end of GGP. There you will find the legendary windmills, and Ocean Beach with surfers, miles of beach, and the Beach Chalet with microbrewery and dining overlooking the Pacific. Read more
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionSeptember 4, 2013
    Take the kids for a bike ride (or go rollerskating) on a Sunday, when portions of the park are closed to cars. Or visit a world-class museum or the famed Botanical Garden.
  • Anna S.
    Amazing park full of life for everyone! You can run, walk, hike, rent bike, segway, play tennis... But a bit foggy.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PhillipsJanuary 30, 2012
    Need anything be said? It's simply an awesomely beautiful place to take some memorable photos in San Francisco with the timeless awesome landmark in the background.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurDecember 29, 2015
    So much to do and see! Go on a picnic, organize an outdoor baby shower, drive through, bike,hike- basically you can spend an entire gorgeous day here.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewAugust 23, 2015
    The local neighborhood park with famous museums and attractions. Love Outside Lands in the park every year. It's bigger than Central Park.
  • Spare the Air a.
    Don't forget the Castro Street Fair and the Italian Heritage Parade at Fisherman's Wharf, both on Sunday. Take public transit into the City to avoid traffic. Read more
  • Julia B.
    Julia BergerJune 13, 2014
    If you are looking for a budget hotel near this park check out http://san-francisco.hotelscheap.org/ . The Red Victorian Inn on Haight St. is very near.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CoronaNovember 20, 2015
    You have definitely to go in a bike, theres a shop where they rent them very near. The woods and the gardens are beautiful!!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrantnerApril 26, 2010
    The Druids come here and arrange stones in spirals and circles. Sometimes they leave food out for the animals. Sometimes they leave candles burning and then the park gardener freaks out. Fire bad.
  • San Francisco SAFE
    San Francisco SAFEAugust 31, 2011
    Park safety tips: go with a friend; carry identification, but leave valuables at home; dress in reflective or light colored clothing; stay aware of your surroundings. More information at SFSAFE. Read more
  • Lisa V.
    Walk the Botanical Gardens. The 55 acres was amazing. Make sure you get to the fragrance plants area before you leave.
  • Mabel G.
    Mabel GuzmanApril 10, 2013
    Visit the Japanese Tea Gardens, truly lovely pathways lead you to, fragrant flowers, miniature trees and bronze statues.
  • Simon R.
    Simon RojasJanuary 10
    Beautiful Park. It's huge. You can easily spend a whole day (or more) discovering all the little treats hidden in it.
  • Spare the Air a.
    The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival is going on at Golden Gate Park Friday through Sunday. Parking is always crazy in the park so taking public transportation is highly recommended. Read more
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