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Golden Gate Park at San Francisco, California
San Francisco Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park at San Francisco

Golden Gate Park

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501 Stanyan St, San Francisco California 94117
Category: Family / Kids
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With more acreage than Central Park in New York City, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park boasts 13 million annual visitors and a huge range of 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 delightful green space also features windmills, a beach chalet café for dining, stadiums, an old-fashioned carousel and playgrounds for the kids.


Hours -

Park is closed to foot traffic between midnight at 5AM

Prices -

Park is free; different attractions may charge fees

Events -

Numerous daily, weekly, monthly and annual events


  • Picnic in a grassy grove
  • Explore numerous hiking trails and lake
  • Enjoy dinner and live music at the Beach Chalet
  • Check out a herd of city buffalo
  • Explore and sip in the Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Park is an ideal setting for picnic or barbeque, and you will find numerous grass groves, picnic tables and grills throughout. The best spots for a barbeque are at 38th and Fulton and by Lake Lloyd. To reserve a picnic table or barbeque area, call (415) 831-5500.
A park-wide shuttle service is available on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays to make exploring the space a little easier. The shuttle runs every 15-20 minutes from 9AM to 6PM and is free, thanks to a recent local public transportation initiative.


What attractions are there in Golden Gate Park?

Discover a huge range of attractions in this large city park, including a Japanese tea garden, flower conservatory, old-fashioned carousel, beach chalets, playgrounds, windmills, buffalo, lakes and plenty of space for the perfect picnic.

When are the free admission days for the attractions in Golden Gate Park?

Conservatory of Flowers is free first Tuesdays, California Academy of Sciences is free third Wednesdays, deYoung Museum is free Friday nights and San Francisco Botanical Garden is free second Tuesdays.


Driving Direction to Golden Gate Park From or King George Hotel

Be sure you see the buffalo! They are pretty deep into the park, but should not be missed!
by Monday, November 5, 2012
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