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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: 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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Great place to get a quick workout in

This park is massive. I've cycled around the park's interior, ran the trail and strolled along the sidewalks. It's also home to many area attractions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Moab, Utah
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Moab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This park is massive. I've cycled around the park's interior, ran the trail and strolled along the sidewalks. It's also home to many area attractions.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

if you want a nice place to have a picnic or a nice place to just relax, this is it. Very beautiful.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

grab your camera and walk,take in the great scenery,and beaches even go biking ,visit sultro hieghts,and visit the old hotel and spa...had a fantastic walk loads of great pics too,met some nice people whilst walking

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

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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United Kingdom
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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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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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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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