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Golden Gate Park

501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898
(415) 831-2700
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501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898
Golden Gate Park
(415) 831-2700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course there's the Academy of Science, the Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake with its paddle boats and the DeYoung Museum . But did you know you there's a Pentanque court near the Buffalo Paddock, opposite 38h Avenue, and that lawn bowlers can enjoy their...More

Thank zolano
Reviewed 5 days ago

there is lots to do in the park - one can visit the Presedio (old military establishment) or one of the museums or just walk around and enjoy the scenery

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This made for some great hiking and scenery. Parking is tough but I thought it was worth the wait. Definitely walk down to the pools.

Thank BrentE86
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dog friendly park. The overall park is free but the Japanese Tea Garden has an entrance test fee and does not allow pet. :( But the park is big enough so we there are plenty to do.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Golden Gate Park. Hike the walkways through forest and meadows. More exhibit areas than you can see in a day. The natural beauty is awe inspiring. The down side, as a visitor you aren't usually accustomed to the many homeless who are camped...More

Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there on November, this park looks exactly like I thought, palm trees, jogging people, people with dogs.

Thank TanyaMikhalenok
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place to spend an hour or two whether you're interested in planting plans or exotic species. Nicely laid out and easy to navigate throughout the park.

Thank booradleysx
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing park Larger than Central Park in New York The park has an amazing array of activities museums, polo field, bison, botanical garden, soccer fields, pony stables and even fly fishing ponds with its own "Anglers Lodge" Just an amazing oasis in the middle...More

Thank annielou777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very busy sunny weekend day that I visited the Botanical Gardens. Parking took a couple of passes until we sevured a slot, but it's free and it can be had with a little patience. Highly recommend!

Thank Lalasmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is any 60's soul left in San Francisco, then I reckon you can find some of it here. It could be the community of homeless people living around the park, or the occasionally free festivals that still capture the spirit of free love...More

Thank ObservantEscapades
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Kanishka V
12 September 2017|
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Response from viajera222 | Reviewed this property |
The park is free to enter. The different exhibits charge ticket prices such as gardens and museums, etc. It's huge so bring a stroller. Not many food options other than the museum cafe, so you may want to consider packing a... More
Is it safe to visit GGP? I’ve become concerned about going to GGP, after reading numerous negative reviews here on TA. Some travellers have described it as unsavoury, dangerous, dirty or filled with drug addicts and homeless people! My wife and I are in our late 50’s and we will be visiting SF for the first time in Sept from Australia. We’re not exactly adventure tourists who can be ready for anything! My wife especially is quite nervy, so although I have included GGP as one of the places to see, I’m now beginning to wonder whether we should just drop it. I would however like to go to the De Young Museum, so maybe we should just visit that one place and then get out. The day we plan to visit is a Sat. Not sure if that makes it better or worse? Any tips to stay safe if we do go? Thanks
3 June 2017|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
I went there with my husband in April this year and it was totally safe. We walked loads of the trails, went to the Japanese garden and the boating lake. Didn't see any unsavoury characters.....unlike in other parts of SF
10 May 2017|
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Response from NZ17TM18 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry typo in the first paragraph "From Sausalito, bike to Golden Gate Bridge. At the start of Golden Gate Bridge, keep right. Golden Gate Bridge designates one side for walkers and runners and the other side for bikes. Once... More