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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 #12 of 375 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, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

It was wonderful to see the Golden Gate Bridge but I was disappointed with the lack of place to sit down and have a coffee. There is nowhere to do this, as the coffee shop is a kiosk like place with no seating area. The restrooms need attention, too little of them and not supplied or clean enough for the... More

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! Wish we had more time to explore this wonderful park. We were on a schedule and will make more time to visit Golden Gate Park next time I'm in the Bay Area.

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Kamloops, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We walked the bridge, and visited the viewing point above the bridge and walked down to the rec. area, the whole thong was just amazing to see

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Landen, Belgium
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is certainly a spot to relax and enjoy the weather and the views,great spot for a day out and a pick nick

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful place to either have a picnic or just walk around its very steep in parts but the birds & butterflies etc are well worth it just taking time out and watching the world go by. Obviously this depends on the weather but it was lovely when we went in July.

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midwest
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Walked thru the Botanical Gardens. It's a huge area and beautiful. Well worth the fee to get in. Several bathroom areas throughout. The flower conservatory wasn't open on Mondays so we couldn't go in that. Has many other areas that are all beautiful to walk thru. Must see if your go there.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Being September, the summer flowers were mostly gone. We walked a few miles through the park and so much varied foliage. Museum, Japanese flower garden and so much to see. I would recommend this attraction if you like the outdoors..

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Eureka, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I was visiting the VA Hospital in San Francisco, and had the afternoon free so I decided to walk down and see the USS San Francisco Memorial which is located in the park. I was pleasantly surprised to find a abundance of walking trails in the area. Each of the trails had wonderful views of the ocean or the Golden... More

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London, United Kingdom
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This huge park at the edge of the city is a fantastic "wild" resource within SF. Sand dunes and forests as well as beaches, Second World War gun emplacements and we even saw snakes and lizards too. The views up to the Pacific coast side of the Golden Gate Bridge are fantastic

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

this is an oasis of calm away from the bustling city. Loads of things to see and do and you can get there a variety of ways including the hop on hop off bus.

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