I went to Golden Gate Park on one of those tour buses that take you everywhere. Then I rented a bike at Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate at Fulton St. for US$5 and hour and headed down toward the sea.There are a lot of things to see at the Park. Apart from the De Young Museum, that hosts really good exhibitions, the Academy of Science and the Japanese Tea Garden, which are all in the very beginning of the park, there are waterfalls, lakes, sports courts all along the way that leads to the Pacific Ocean.And to my surprise, right before you reach the end of the park, there is a real full sized dutch windmill with a garden and it's gorgeous! Totally worth my biking all the way there.Take some time to look at the ocean and then prepare to bike your way back up because all you did until now was to stroll down.Make sure you see the Conservatorium and its beautiful gardens before returning your bike.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a famous park in San Francisco. It's suitable for bringing children together. The park is very big. It's worth seeing. The Japanese tea garden in it has a good view. On the way to the first time, I was deeply impressed by someone singing on the roadside.
Golden Gate Park may be one of the most magical parks in the world. It’s not quite as large and intimidating as Central Park in New York City, yet it offers lots to see in terms of museums, gardens and activities.In terms of places to visit, there is the De Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese Tea Garden. Stow Lake and the Arboretum offer nice places to visit for free, with the option of renting boats in the former. At one end of the park, there is Kezar Stadium, where scenes from Dirty Harry were filmed. At the other far end, Park Chalet offers house-brewed beers in a restaurant near to Ocean Beach.Golden Gate Park offers so much that I’m sad to say I have yet to see it all. It’s definitely a must-see place for anyone visiting San Francisco.
I lived a block from Golden Gate Park for three years, and went jogging there multiple times a week - but I still manage to discover new things there every time I visit. THere's so much to sea - the windmill, the bison paddocks, the museums, the rose garden, hippy hill, the carousel. But my personal favorite favorite favorite spot in the park is the AIDS grove, which is a peaceful and beautiful garden tucked in a little dell. It's so beautiful and quiet, and its homage to the people of San Francisco who have died of AIDS is so moving. I often would pause here on a walk or a jog and just sit under the redwoods and reflect and feel peaceful. Of course, there was the time that a baby raccoon fell from a redwood above me and almost hit me on the head - that wasn't so peaceful!
Golden Gate Park has been a continual part of my life as a San Francisco Bay Area Resident since 1984. Each time is a new adventure over it's 1000+ rectangular (and panhandle) space. I have walked, run (Bay-to-Breakers), biked, roller-bladed, and driven through various parts. My highlights have included:- Kezar Stadium- Conservatory of Flowers- Music Concourse Area- De Young Museum- Academy of Sciences- Japanese Tea Garden- Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum- Stow Lake- Spreckels Lake- Golden Gate Park Stadium- Bison Paddock- Windmills- Beach Chalet- Some of the surrounding NeighbourhoodsAnd of course the Homeless Camps...Only in San Francisco!
This is probably my favorite place in San Francisco. Its enormous size ensures that if you're craving some fresh air and space in the city, you've come to the right place. Or, if you're craving some art and science in your meanderings through the park, even better: the DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences are right nearby. Music festivals and shows in the park also abound, including the famous Outside Lands festival (August) and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (free, October). For San Francisco at its wackiest, visit the park during the Bay to Breakers run (May). Best place in SF to forget you're in the city, or join the hubbub during one of its festival days.
SF's premiere green space and one of the world's largest urban parks, Golden Gate Park is, quite simply, one of the greatest features of an already amazing city. Entering the park from the grunge of Haight-Ashbury, and visiting the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the de Young Museum before stopping off for dinner in the 9th & Irving neighborhood, is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday in the city of San Francisco. The park is not all sweetness and light, however: some areas can be a little sketchy, and the city's epidemic homelessness is on full display here.
Golden Gate Park can be used for fitness on its own-the park is expansive and has a bunch of walking, biking, and running trails, as well as baseball fields, a polo field, and many more places to play. The park also hosts organized wellness events, many free or charge. Zumba in the Park classes are listed on http://sfrecpark.org/recprogram/zumba-in-the-parks/. Rai Chi classes are listed here: http://www.taoist.org/usa/locations/san-francisco-golden-gate-park/. You'll also come across roller bladers, kickball games, bubble soccer tournaments, and more.
Built from more than 1,000 acres of sand dunes in the 1870s, San Francisco’s beloved Golden Gate Park draws about 13 million annually. It’s no surprise considering cultural attractions such as the De Young Museum and the beautifully manicured Japanese Tea Garden and Conservatory of Flowers. Picnic on meadows, check out the herd of American bison, paddleboat on Stow Lake, or head to the far western edge of the park to Ocean Beach—where you can watch surfers do their thing from atop high bluffs.
Walk, skate or ride your rental bike. Golden Gate Park could take 2 full days to explore all its secrets. World Class Museums and miles and miles of paths to stroll. The main drive is closed to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays making it even more a retreat. Check out the Conservatory, Spreckle's Lake with remote control boats sailing, Japanese Tea Garden, ride the Merry-go-round in Sharon Meadows, the DeYoung Museum, The Aquarium and Planetarium, or take in a free band concert in the Band Shell.