With over 1,000 beautifully landscaped acres to discover, Golden Gate Park is an awe-inspiring public space in the center of San Francisco. Stretching from the edge of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood all the way to the sands of the Pacific Ocean, this urban oasis in unparalleled in size and beauty. Whether you want to spend a few hours strolling along one of the lakes or take a whole day to explore the park by bike, the park is filled with countless fun things to do and see.
For a lush escape, you can visit the Japanese Tea Garden, especially during the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The Conservatory of Flowers is another green haven with a marvelous glass dome holding hundreds of rare species of plants and flowers, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden has over 55-acres of walking paths and 8,000 varieties of plants.For one of the most captivating views of the city, climb to the top of Strawberry Hill centered in the middle of Stow Lake. You can either rent a boat to reach this island or get there by two footbridges. You will be rewarded with sweeping vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Art lovers won't want to miss the spectacular collection at de Young Museum, and families will enjoy the aquarium and planetarium at California Academy of Sciences. To get the most out of your visit, you might want to rent a bike. The park is so huge that it can be difficult to see everything on foot. Renting a bike is a great way to cover large distances in the park, and it allows you to easily stop at the many attractions along the way.