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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 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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san francisco
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The GGNRA is truly THE gift of the Feds to the Bay Area! Such amazing scenery and hiking trails and access to nature for ALL - ADA trails, family friendly, exercise nuts, and nature freaks all enjoy the GGNRA! Yeah!

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Little Elm, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I got to have a ranger guided tour two years ago. This time we brought our daughters and mother in law and I was sad to see that the city of SF has 1 walking tour on Thursday mornings. Luckily for us we went on a Thursday morning and took the tour, it was good but not... More

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Leeds
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had to pay to get in the botanical gardens. If you don't it's really just a nice green space for the people of the city to go run, bike etc

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Mumbai
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We liked everything about it. Spacious, green, with lots of attractions and parking available all over. Due to shortage of time, we couldn't really explore many of the myriad attractions, but we loved all that we saw. Even driving through this beautiful park took time as there were so many places where we just had to stop and take pictures!... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A must to rent bikes and see all the water and hills! Not so much of a park in the normal sense of sprawling greenery but amazing natural beauty!!!

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just when you think you've seen the most breathtaking view of the bay, you make a turn and the view gets even more spectacular.

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london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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