Golden Gate Park is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds. It features the Kezar Stadium, Conservatory of Flowers, the AIDS Memorial Grove and the Japanese Tea Garden among others.
Golden Gate is the third most visited city park in the United States after Central Park in New York City and Lincoln Park in Chicago.
There is a famous urban legend in this park that has been going on for almost 100 years, being the earliest record of the legend printed in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1908. Over years, different stranges occurences have taken place here with various points of referance. This is why it is believed there are ghosts in this park.
For all the Golden Gate runners in the park, although tempted to start out on pavement, try warming up on park grass in a 5-10 minute pre-run.
Rent a boat and paddle to the top of the island in the middle of Stow lake, a popular spot for couples to picnic. #vday
Dig birding? See everything from Great Blue Herons to an Orange Crowned Warbler at Golden Gate Park!
Huge Ginormously Beautiful Park. So much to do, to see - botanical gardens, dog parks, museums, gardens, bison, lovely cruising ride to the ocean, or anywhere in the city, esp on a Sunday - no cars.
Amex Travel tip: visit the Conservatory of Flowers to see the world’s largest collection of orchids (700+ species). The first Tuesday of every month is free!
When the park opened, it was a "free-range zoo" with bison, bears, elk, goats, and more. The quirky Buffalo Paddock still exists. Check your park map for its location.Powered by ParentsConnect.com
A secret gem of Golden Gate Park is the Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers, loated near the Japanese Tea Garden. Inspired by the masterworks of the famous playwright, the garden has over 200 flowers.
Go to Stow Lake. You can walk around the lake, hike up the hill for beautiful city views, or rent paddle boats. There are a lot of social squirrels, which is why our dog drags us there regularly.
On Sundays, the streets in the park are closed to traffic. It's a great place to ride a bike, walk, relax outside of the conservatory of flowers, or listen to live concerts at the music concourse.
Roller skating, lawnbowling, drum circles, the country's first public playground, buffalo, boating -- pick an activity and go for it!
On Sundays they close the road to traffic so you can let your dog off leash without fear of cars!