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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueApril 12, 2016
    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.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    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
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Karen
    KarenApril 30
    Plan to spend a whole day here. There's so much to see and do. Look out for the free shuttle that'll take you around the park when you're tired. Super friendly drivers.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zack T.
    Zack ThompsonApril 17, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Aleksey
    AlekseyDecember 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A clean, accurate and beautiful park. Enjoy the piece of nature in the city! There are many different gardens, picnic grounds.
  • 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
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroJanuary 10, 2014
    The best place to get lost in SF. Apparently, back in the day it was only open in the evening on moonlit nights.
  • Nathan/ofer E.
    Nathan/ofer EibschutzNovember 22, 2016
    Awesome park for photography. Very big. A lot of space to play. Recreation. A lot of playgrounds. Beautiful lakes. Also, a great place to play Pokémon Go!
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LDecember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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♥
  • Adriano T.
    Adriano TadaoDecember 7, 2016
    Its an amazing place to visit and expend some time there. Is very beautiful, clean and the are so many cute dogs walking around with their owner
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJanuary 7
    A country side within a city, a manicured wilderness. Get lost forever but be home in time for dinner. Rent a boat on Stowe Lake and then take in the Sunset at Ocean Beach.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CalhounJune 11, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Only the best urban park in the country. Give yourself at least a day to explore.
    Upvoted May 18
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Maria
    MariaSeptember 7, 2016
    Very nice park with own atmosphere and wooden smell! Lot of small animals and birds for seeing.
  • Nnenniqua
    NnenniquaAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Helio M.
    Helio MedeirosApril 9, 2016
    Great place to spend a day! Bring. Your family there's lots of space and attractions for them :)
  • 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
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariApril 4, 2017
    Beautiful garden with many things to do and see. It worth to spend your day there.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • Déborah R.
    This Park is huge! You need more than one day to see everything. Rent a bike, or bring yours, and make stops at the museums inside.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewAugust 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The local neighborhood park with famous museums and attractions. Love Outside Lands in the park every year. It's bigger than Central Park.
  • Tagel S.
    Tagel Shaked ZingerJanuary 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite parks in the world! You can always discover a new spot that you didn't see before.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Allen F.
    Allen FosterMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Rebeca G.
    Rebeca Garcia6 days ago
    Beautiful Park! Different areas with fun things to do as well as just nature definitely a Zen spot in the middle of a big city
  • 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.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PlemmonsOctober 14, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this park. Don’t miss wandering through the western end. Not as many sights to see but a fantastic way to spend a breezy afternoon.
  • 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
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BowlesMarch 5, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Something for everyone! Flowers, animals, museum, disc golf, running, you name it!
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor Lee6 days ago
    A really cool park to explore with lots of museums! Try visiting the California Academy of Sciences and Palace of Fine Arts.
  • Simon R.
    Simon RojasJanuary 10, 2016
    Beautiful Park. It's huge. You can easily spend a whole day (or more) discovering all the little treats hidden in it.
  • chris a.
    chris adkinsJune 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Elena H.
    Elena HoffmanMarch 17, 2017
    The botanical gardens are great, just know you're going to spend around 2 hours min to see everything.
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