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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Address: CA
Phone Number: 415-561-4700
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Activities: Walking, Inline skating, Hiking
Description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park...
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park in an urban area, encompasses nearly 81,000 acres. Spanning Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, Golden Gate National Recreation Area also includes areas such as Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, Presidio of San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands.
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Beaches and more beaches.

So many beaches in California. The best thing is to see them all. Good hiking here, wear comfortable shoes. Don't forget your camera!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

So many beaches in California. The best thing is to see them all. Good hiking here, wear comfortable shoes. Don't forget your camera!

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wow what a great place to see San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Beautiful scenery and great hiking/biking opportunities. There are so many things to do and the park is massive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is the area for great afternoon and sunset photos! There are really fun compositions if you are willing to hike and explore. It's well worth the effort. You can create so many great bridge photos from these Obs points! Take your time and bring some water and a headlamp in case your out a bit late!

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1,865 helpful votes 1,865 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We covered a part of the area on the HOHO bus tour as it criss crossed the Golden Gate bridge. . Much of the land was formerly used by the United States Army and is managed by the National Park Service. It attracts more than 13 million visitors a year. The park contains tourist attractions such as Muir Woods National... More 

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San Rafael, California
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There isn't a more beautiful Coastline that offers views like this anywhere. Bring your camera. Most areas have free access. In the North its like the White Cliffs of Dover and sweet lighthouses. In the south red bluffs rise from the sea. Where ever you go in this Park System it is Golden.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Beautiful rugged landscapes, and great views back to the city. It's really impressive. We biked across the bridge, and it was a great experience.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The GGNRA used to be part of the federal military reservation, that protected San Francisco and the Golden Gate, during WWII, Korea and Vietnam... There are still many reinforced concrete fortifications and ammunition bunkers, sites that once held 16-inch Naval Artillery "rifles, that could launch i ton shells over 20 miles, none of which were ever fired in anger...Part of... More 

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Kithnos, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

a well organized area that people with many different kind of interest can do many things. nice place with natural beauty and many people around

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Malaga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area was set up to protect a large portion of the city and coast for enjoying it's views, history and countryside. Each area offering a unique experience. It is incredible what they have done to preserve the Presidio alone and worth the drive around. The headlands offer another experience that is unique. Enjoy this part... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great Museums, Botanical Gardens and walking trails. It's a beautiful place to visit. This area is near numerous stores and restaurants, and is easy to access via public transportation. also Segway tours are available.

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