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Yerba Buena Gardens

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Address: 701 Mission St, Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103-3138
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06:00 - 22:00
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Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone...

Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.

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Nice urban outdoor space

Wasn't planning on visiting this park as it just opened up for us to see when we turn the corner. Great lawn area to relax and seating as well. Good place to sit and just watch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Garden was an unexpected refuge from the downtown bustle. Beautiful winding walkways, manicured lawns, a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., imaginative play spaces for young and old, ample seating for conversation or contemplation, and a nearby food court or more upscale dining options combined to make this a very 'usable' urban greenspace. Meanwhile, it's just steps... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't see what the fuss is about. Too much concrete, too small to begin with and the part that is grass is obstructed by police barricades (have no idea why?!?) I would say it's a nice spot to take your lunch or to walk for a couple minutes after one's lunch, but otherwise it is a non-event.

Thank Bryan H
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice architecture. Beautiful central downtown location. Great sculptures & wonderful scenery. I liked it very much.

Thank M G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Wasn't planning on visiting this park as it just opened up for us to see when we turn the corner. Great lawn area to relax and seating as well. Good place to sit and just watch everybody doing there thing. If you're doing a lot of walking downtown this is a good place to take a break.

Thank jim b
Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just blocks from the SF Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA), next to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and out the back door of the Marriott Marquis, are the Yerba Buena Gardens. These gardens offer a nice place to relax and soak in the greenery amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab takeout from one of the local restaurants/street... More 

Thank mshapiro99
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's kind of nice on a sunny day, but a lot of homeless dudes hang out there and one can be overwhelmed by the scent of old pee wafting past they nostrils.

Thank Alzor S
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing stands out but an urban open space with terrace and fountain for locals to hang out. The buildings sorounding the garden are gorgeous. Some photo shooting angles exist.

Thank Phil Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Coming from New Hampshire, it was great to get some sun in December. Sit on the benches just above MLK memorial and listen to the waterfall or relax on the lawn with a view of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Nice change of pace for some coffee or tea on a Saturday afternoon.

Thank Charlie A
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice park even on a rainy day. It's not huge, but good for a short break from the grey and concrete of the city.

Thank Rachel B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting at black friday evening, this park is quite busy with pedestrians and shoppers after weariness of walking for the best deals in shopping districts. It' quite safe and well lit with enough benches to sit relaxed while seeing the surrounding traffic.

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