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Golden Gate Park

Things to do Golden Gate Park
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Golden Gate Park

Twenty percent larger than New York’s Central Park and just as iconic, Golden Gate Park is 1000+ acres of rolling hills, groves of trees, gardens and hidden treasures. Stretching from the “Panhandle”—the long, skinny section of the park that once served as an experimental planting area—to the edge of Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park contains a number of San Francisco’s best landmarks including the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers (a Victorian-era glass greenhouse) and the ultra-green, ultra-brainy Academy of Science. Recreational options in the park include hiking trails, a disk golf course and bocce ball courts. Kids will go crazy for the enchanting playground at Koret Children’s Quarter and its century-old carousel.

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Venue name: Golden Gate Park
Address: Entrances at 9th Ave, Stanyan St, and along Lincoln Blvd and Fulton St
San Francisco

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I was so surprised at how much there is to do in Golden Gate Park! I could have spent the whole day here (between the conservatory, the Academy of Sciences, the Tea Garden, and more) but unfortunately only allocated the afternoon. If you're visiting plan to spend the day in the park and end your day in Haight - it's a great, relaxed way to spend the day!

If I had to choose between spending a day in Central Park or Golden Gate Park, I would probably pick the latter. I haven't explored either outdoor space in its entirety, but Golden Gate Park has a waterfall. There's also an observation deck, where you can take those requisite, breathtaking Instagrams of the surrounding natural splendor. My suggestion? Come in October for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, where you'll be able to watch a ton of great bands while drinking a beverage of your choosing (it's BYOB).