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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Address: CA
Phone Number: 415-561-4700
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Type: National Parks, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Inline skating, Hiking
Owner description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national...
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Type: National Parks, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Inline skating, Hiking
Owner description: 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is NOT a swimming beach. Northern California ocean temperature makes swimming uncomfortable unless you have a wet suit. So why go there? Because it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the US. You can walk for a couple of miles and see seals, pelicans, Marbled Godwits (if you walk the beach in the winter), sandpipers, etc. There... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I parked at the Lands End Visitors Center, located in the Merrie Way park just east of the Cliff House at the cross streets of Point Lobos, El Camino del Mar in San Francisco, California. Plenty of free parking (both in the lot of the VC and just across the street). There is also a lot of free parking along... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The year was 1776. Back east, patriots in fancy powdered wigs, shiny buckled shoes and feather quill pens gathered around handcrafted burred walnut tables to craft important pieces of parchment. It was different in San Francisco, yet unborn. Find out what was going on in the new, free Heritage Gallery inside the renovated Officer's Club in the Presidio. Fabulous. And... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

For 48 years, going to California has been on my mother's bucket list and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge was definitely the highlight of her trip and I have to admit, probably the highlight of mine as well. It's much longer than it looks, but the high winds will keep you cool as you cross and even if the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Sandy beaches, sand dunes, picnic and barbecue areas. Large nature reserve and lake close to the edge of the bay. It feels like you are miles from civilisation but it is only a short walk from the city.

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