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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 377 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, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If one can find a warm day, and there are not many of those in the San Francisco Bay area, a trip to the beach would be fun. But be WARNED! The Pacific Ocean waters are very dangerous and we lose tourists every year to currents near the shore. The water is cold year round. Also the cliffs are hazardous,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful park, quiet ! Beautiful rose garden, bandshell, botanical garden: wow to the redwoods---the garden was admission free when we visited. The California Academy of Science was fun, and had a little of everything, but pricy at $29 pp.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

From the north-west side of the Golden Gate bridge, drive up (straight up) Conzelman Rd. This is not a drive for the faint at heart! While climbing, there are places to pull over and be treated to the most amazing views of the Bridge and City that you will ever see anywhere else! Keep driving up until you get to... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My sister and I went to the Golden Gate National Recreation area for some views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay. And, I can honestly say it did not disappoint. We took some awesome pictures and enjoyed the scenery for a few minutes.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

You will need several hours to do this all. take a trip up the mountain and travel the coastline. RENT A CAR is your best friend here.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I think there are nice places to visit in the park, but we walked there and ended up in some very sketchy areas. I also thought we'd be at the base of the Golden gate, but that's not the case. Disappointing visit for me.

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Solihull, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not only is the scenery stunning the golden gate bridge itself is absolutely incredible lots of rolling countryside and nice cliff drops with no barriers quite unnerving road I'd imagine if your UK tourist I would also recommend if you go here you need to go to Muir beach and Sausalito which is a really nice shopping village also make... More

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We walked through the GGNRA from the Golden Gate Bridge and it is gorgeous! Thankfully the weather in San Francisco is cooperative for nice long walks. Enjoy Crissy Field and the views of the GGB.

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

there is so much to see and do. I enjoyed watching ti chi near the Japanese gardens. It's fun just to stroll and people watch.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whether you have one hour or one year in SF, walking the GGB is a must. We got a beautiful view of the bay and city. Fantastic spot for photos. Traffic is a little noisy across the bridge but a truly exhilarating experience.

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