Central Park’s got nothing on the Grande Dame of San Francisco, iconic Golden Gate Park. Although similar in shape to New York’s famous oasis, at over 1,000 acres Golden Gate Park is 20% bigger, making it one of the largest man-made parks in the world. More than 13 million people visit the park annually, and it remains a vibrant part of life in the city. You can sniff your way through the Victorian wood-and-glass Conservatory of Flowers, stroll through an indoor rainforest and gaze at the heavens at Morrison Planetarium in the California Academy of Sciences, enjoy art from every continent and century at the de Young Museum, paddle around Stow Lake, sip tea in the Japanese Tea Garden, and even check out a herd of bison peacefully grazing in the fog. This park is not only large enough to cross several SF neighborhoods, its attractions are varied enough that everyone will find something here to love.
You can plan at least 2-3 days of your trip just around [Golden Gate Park]. Museums, botanical gardens, hiking, lakes... Beautiful. I've lived in the city for more than 10 years and I am still discovering bits and pieces of GGP. A must visit. Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, de Young Museum, The Chain of Lakes, Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and Natural Science Museum...
Golden Gate Park and More Nearby
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