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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Phone Number: 415-561-4700
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Activities: Hiking, Inline skating, Walking
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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Awesome views of the bay and Golden Gate bridge, great navigation, you won't get lots. Not so great opening hours for some of attractions - many of them are only open from 12pm to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome views of the bay and Golden Gate bridge, great navigation, you won't get lots. Not so great opening hours for some of attractions - many of them are only open from 12pm to 3pm.

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strasburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

great views, great drive. I recommend visiting to anyone!. Watch for no cell service, but the view are worth the trip. so beautiful

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Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Most times we stop at the first 'major' parking area - it's the usual scene you see when people visit the Golden Gate Bridge. But keep going! There's a TON of stuff on top of the hill and you can even go down to the fort! Highly recommenced for some amazing views!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

everyone does the tourist thing and sticks round the south side of the golden gate. go across to marin and you will have way less parking/people crowds. drive under the bridge by the old military base where the coast guard is stationed and hike under the bridge for a different perspective. fish off the old boat dock and see some... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I live in San Jose and have visited the Golden Gate Bridge but never visited Marine Headlands area until last week. That was a good decision. We drove all the way to the top (you will have less trouble finding a parking spot here) and hiked a couple of small trails.

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Anthem, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lived nearby in years past but still as breathtaking!!! Nature at its best, extraordinary views of the city by tje Bay, and majestic!!

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I think one of the Hidden Gems of the Bay Area has to be the various Batteries and various remnants of The United States Military's history in San Francisco. If you are ever looking for an excursion that many tourists do not get to experience, that you get to explore on your own, and will allow you to see some... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are driving a large RV or trailer, avoiding the city of San Francisco is very important. If you need somewhere to park while you explore the beautiful Golden Gate area, the Marine Mammal Center at the very end of the road has several large RV parking spots along with ample other parking options for large vehicles along the... More 

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Southwest Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are several lookout points with different views of the Golden Gate, San Fran, Alcatraz, and the bay. The scenery as seen from a convertible in itself is worth driving up that hill.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing views of the cliffs and bridge! I thought the Battery had some amazing history and the bridge looms over it! Was definitely worth a stop.

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