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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2 Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan Street), Bldg 201, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Golden Gate Park)
415-561-4700
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Ranked #13 of 378 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks, National Parks, State 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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

It's the sort of reserve that Wellington, which has much in common with New Zealand would be proud of.

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Franklin, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

It can be difficult to get a parking spot, because everyone else wants to be there also. Wait your turn, and take in one of the most recognizable , iconic landmarks in the world!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I loved the Golden Gate National Recreation area. So much to do and always so little time for me. If you get a chance, park right below the bridge and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge then return and visit the visitor's center. You can see so much of San Francisco from this vintage point.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

A park with little to do there, so worth passing through but much more to see elsewhere. Maybe I dont get it, but why would you go there with the rest of san francisco to see ?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This is not a continuous park but a large area (lots of it previously used by the army) consisting of park areas (with museums, reaserch stations) and marine areas along th bay. If you stay in the park (on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge) you'll find an extensive network of walking and jogging paths, research stations and foundations... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Place to go, you will enjoy your day. You need a full day + to see everything. Japanese tea garden, science museum...

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Logan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

There are attractions such as the ships at Hyde Street Pier, the visitors' center, walking paths, and the opportunity to just sit and look out over the bay at the ferries and sailboats, the ships coming and going, the birds, and to just enjoy the ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The combination of natural beauty with the majesty of the GG Bridge and the fabulous views of SF skyline make this a must see on any trip to SF. Parking was tight, but worth the search. Walking the bridge was a wonderful experience, albeit a bit crowded with bikers (who thought they had the run of the place) and pedestrians... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge made up for the stifling heat experienced in San Francisco this past September !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Golden Gate NRC is a great place to visit to get a good feel for the iconic landmark that is the bridge. I'm not sure where the area begins and ends, but the signage is good, restrooms are in good supply and you can get gifts and drinks/snacks. Superbly kept place.

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