Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

Located at
Fulton at 36th Ave / Lincoln at 41st Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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The Golden Gate Park a large public park spanning over 1,000 acres in the heart of San Francisco. Throughout the forests and vast green space are some great attractions. You will find a variety of world-class museums, gardens, and scenic trails. This park allows for recreation and education for visitors of all ages. Inside the park, the California Academy of Sciences offers incredible plant and animal exhibits, an aquarium, a planetarium, and a natural history museum. The de Young Museum houses some of the most precious artifacts and pieces of art. Or enjoy the outdoors on a scenic walk through the Japanese Tea Garden or the top of Strawberry Hill.

Hours
  • 5 am to midnight.

Price
  • Park is free to enters, but some attractions cost money.
  • Conservatory of Flowers: $5
  • De Young Museum: $10
  • California Academy of Sciences: $29.95
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden: $7

Events

June 24 - Alice 97.3 Summerthing at Speedway Meadow, featuring Adam Lambert and Scars.

Activities

  • De Young Museum
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Strawberry Hill
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Buffalo Paddock

The Japanese Tea Garden

Sneak into this wonderful garden filled with exotic Japanese plants and an authentic tea house. The tea is fantastic, but the sights are even better.
You will find a clipped hedge in the form of Mt. Fuji and an azalea-covered waterfall.

Golden Gate Park Wildlife

A wide variety of animals, big and small, call this park, home. To see some of the more unique feathered creature, hike to the top of Strawberry Hill and bring your binoculars. This is one of the best spots for bird watching. The park also contains a Buffalo Paddock for a small herd of bison. To witness them, just drive along John F. Kennedy Drive towards the west end of the park.

FAQs

Q1: When is the best time to visit the park?

A1: Anytime is great to visit the Golden Gate Park. Throughout the entire year, there is always something blooming and the gardeners never stop working. Because of the very little frost and high amount of winter rain, there is always something growing in the park.

Q2: Where can I play sports at the park?

A2: Within the park, there is a Municipal Golf Course, soccer fields, a softball field, basketball courts, disc golf course, flycasting pools at the Anglers Lodge, tennis courts, and an Archery field.

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