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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 #9 of 373 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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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had Congee and Lovely Fried Flat Noodle to Start the Journey In GRANT street, same as In DIM_Sum in ASIA.

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Burlington, IA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great views of the bridge, tantalizing cliff hugging roads, we enjoyed it despite the crowds. Be prepared for changing weather and have everything from sunscreen to jackets, sunglasses to ponchos. Sit back and watch the big cargo ships enter SF via the Golden Gate, take a picnic lunch with you.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you need a break from the hustle while in San Francisco, head to the park for some outdoor adventure. Numerous options abound for adults and children. Feel 1,000 miles away, even in the middle of millions of people.

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Thank goodness this was planned out and executed back in the 60's and 70's as it is wonderful treasure for the Bay Area. So many different parks with different features and terrain. The best is the Marin Headlands, the Presidio and Crissy Field. Easy to get to and great for walking, biking and hiking.

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent our last day in San Francisco here, as I did not want to be in another indoor museum. This area gave me the best of both worlds. We started our day at the Japanese Tea Garden. I enjoyed this but if there was a separate review, I would only give this a 3 or 4. After paying to... More

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Kenmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not only are the views breath taking but the history of the area is highlighted as well. These fort and it gun emplacements are historically interesting. The area can be crisp so bring a sweater.

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San Jose
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

San Francisco simply would not be San Francisco without these areas. The Presidio, Marina Green, Fort Mason, the beaches, etc.... all give you a taste of what SF was like before all the development. The views are incredible and every time you turn around you get your breath taken away by a new view. Find a map of all the... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Drove over from Mill Valley to get posters from the warming hut. Free parking. Walked out on the pier. Great spot for pictures with the bridge. Walk to your hearts content down Marina Road-beautiful on a sunny/partly sunny day. The warming hut has great bridge souvenirs: books, posters, scarves. If you're hungry grab a bite and a hot cup of... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a wonderful view of the Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog, and great picture location, easy to find and plenty of parking, what a beautiful place to visit!

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missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

if you cross the golden gate bridge be sure and stop and visit the golden gate national recreation area. it is a very nice area to see and visit within the city.

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