Visit one of the country's largest and most-visited urban parks in the heart of the city at Golden Gate Park. The rectangular park is home to numerous museums, lakes, a botanical garden and conservatory, landscaped gardens, and athletic facilities. Spend a relaxing afternoon exploring the Japanese Tea Garden, or tour the previous home of the San Francisco 49ers football team, Kezar Stadium. Pack a picnic to enjoy lakeside or on one of the park's shaded lawns. Due to the park's sheer size, 412 hectares (1,017 acres), you might want to plan to take a bus or free shuttle back to the city center after exploring the park. Work out when and for how long to visit Golden Gate Park and other San Francisco attractions using our handy San Francisco road trip website.
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Tours to Golden Gate Park
$125 BOOK WITH VIATOR Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Duration: 6 hours
$53 BOOK WITH VIATOR Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
$85 BOOK WITH VIATOR Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Duration: 2 hours
$79 BOOK WITH VIATOR Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
Duration: 4 hours
$204 BOOK WITH VIATOR Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
$129 BOOK WITH VIATOR San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
$36 BOOK WITH VIATOR San Francisco Bike Rental For the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco Bike Rental For the Golden Gate Bridge
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Golden Gate Park reviews
The gardens have amazing specimens and history. Japanese Tea Garden was hyper maintained. If I had the time, I would have stayed all day.
The gardens have amazing specimens and history. Japanese Tea Garden was hyper maintained. If I had the time, I would have stayed all day. more »
Obviously a world class City park. Multiple venues from grassy fields to tennis courts. There's a world-class science museum, art museum, and even a Japanese tea garden. Fantastic place for bicycling.... more
Obviously a world class City park. Multiple venues from grassy fields to tennis courts. There's a world-class science museum, art museum, and even a Japanese tea garden. Fantastic place for bicycling.... more »
Such an amazing space. There is something for everyone inside the leafy green boundaries of Golden Gate Park. Understand that you cannot see it all in one day. Choose your activities carefully and plan your transportation ahead of time. There are numerous free spaces with no fees. But there are a few attractions you simply must see. The Academy of Sciences and Japanese Tea Gardens are two I highly recommend. Try for 1 pm at the Tea Garden and look for the free tour provided by the SF Library.
Spacious park with ample free parking everywhere. Lots to see, lots of benches to rest on. Park is very well kept. Different theme areas that are very well organized. Eateries and bathrooms are strangely non-existent in most places which isn't good and the reason we couldn't stay longer. Definitely need several days to explore even a small part of this massive park.
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