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Sister to New York’s Central Park, this park just might have more to boast about than it’s northern counterpart. It’s creation was a strenuous and long project taking almost over 10 years before it grew into it’s morden look. Over the years, various additions have only enriched every visitor’s experience here. These include the Music Concourse (a scenic, open air plaza cum concert ground), the De Young museum of Fine Arts, the Academy of Sciences (the world’s greenest museum), a beautiful 5 acre Japanese Tea Garden, a Conservatory of Flowers, the AIDS Memorial Grove, the Polo Fields and a number of windmills. It’s like stepping into a different world. Make sure you’ve checked out before hand any and all events that might be happening here.
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is an expansive park of unmatchable beauty and with various different attractions spread over its area. Though Golden Gate Park ticket price itself is free of charge, there are however separate tickets for Golden Gate Park attractions inside the premises. You can either buy tickets for Golden Gate Park in a combo package or get them individually. Other Golden Gate Park tickets for various attractions can also be purchased in separate tour packages from our ticketing portal for convenience.
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- Free admission to park grounds.
- Admission for Nightlife Thursdays - $10 for members, $12 for non-members.
- Attractions within the park have variable ticket prices.
- Members’ Hours- Tuesdays (8:30 - 9:30 am) and Sundays (10:00 - 11:00 am)
- Special Hours: Thursday Nightlife Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
- Attraction timings may vary.
- Stanyan St
- Light rail N, bus N-OWL, 28, 28R, 91, NX.
- The Moss Room
- de Yound Cafe
- Park Chalet
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74.37% of people who visit San Francisco include Golden Gate Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
27% of people start their Golden Gate Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Golden Gate Park
94.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Golden Gate Park
, A 1000 acre oasis in the west side of a densely populated city has much to offer to visitors and residents alike. It has lakes and ponds with ducks and geese and model boats that glide through them remote controlled. There are boating refreshments at Stow Lake and waterfalls and streams too. Near the Children's playground are Meadows and tennis courts. The famous De Young Museum is worth a visit and The Academy of Sciences too. There are many trails to traverse by foot or bicycle surrounded by majestic trees and plants of many species. There are even buffaloes and a windmill that pumps water to irrigate this great park.
This park is just massive and gorgeous. My SO and I did not explore the entire park just because if how large it is. We got lost in the botanical garden for hours. It was great and refreshing to have such a beautiful place in a large city. Definitely something to check out when you visit San Francisco or just for a place to hang out and get away.
The City of San Francisco has a high standard on its parks, which is prevalent here at the Golden Gate Park. The Park is part of the National Golden Gate Recreational Area. The park is expansive and it'll take all day to fully explore the park. I would recommend starting at the Pan Handle and work the way to the beach, stopping at key sites like, Conservatory of Flowers, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Garden, Strawberry Hill, De Young Museum. Once at the beach head to the Beach Chalet and grab a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.
Peaceful setting. An authentic memorable place where Northern California's natural forestry is present and captivating. Definitely a spot to have a stroll, sit and write or just take the dogs to play catch.
Not Central Park but very close.Had a wonderful afternoon in the Golden Gate Park, some lovely trails to walk, and some fantastic wildlife, even saw a Hummingbird around the lake. There are Turtles in the lake and some were on a branch sunning themselves, we also saw a bird of prey but was not able to identify the species. Lovely day out