San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is beautiful urban oasis, expanding from Haight Ashbury to Ocean Beach. The park and recreation area offers many unique attractions, from world-class museums and nature centers to hiking trails, lakes, picnic groves and even a herd of buffalo. Impossible to explore in one day, this expansive green space also features windmills, a beach chalet café for dining, stadiums, an old-fashioned carousel and playgrounds. Stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden, and see inspiring art the de Young Museum. Check with our hotel concierge for recommendations and activities.
Park is closed to foot traffic between midnight and 5:00am
Park is free. Varies per attraction.
Opera in the Park
Comedy in the Park
Friday Nights at the De Young
What are some top attractions in Golden Gate Park?
Discover a range of attractions in this 1,017 acre city park, including the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, California Academy of Sciences, Stowe Lake and the de Young Museum. The park also offers beautiful walking and cycling paths, an old-fashioned carousel, scenic picnic areas and more.
Where can I park and eat inside of the park?
After adventures in this urban park, enjoy casual dining at the Stow Lake Boathouse Café, serving healthy foods made with locally sourced ingredients - often sustainable and organic. Enjoy fresh sandwiches, salads, spring rolls, and favorites like the handmade Russian-style piroshkies and Central American pastries. If driving, you will find timed parking on JFK and MLK drives and on smaller streets within the park.