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Yerba Buena Gardens

701 Mission Street, Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
415 541 0312
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Ranked #78 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Gardens, Parks
Description: Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We found the gardens accidentally, because we got the wrong street to come back to the hotel. Beautiful gardens and fountain in the middle of the city, it is not a big area. There is a mall beside the gardens and some cafes. A nice place to enjoy the end of the day if you are in downtown SF. The... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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173 reviews 173 reviews
44 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful oasis in downtown San Francisco. Sit and people watch or eat...plenty of restaurants and food courts in the area.Tables and chairs and even music concerts over weekends...so pleased we found it!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
110 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Gardens are between market Street and the Moscone Centre. Whilst not very big, especially by US standards, and probably only 2 blocks square its a nice place to sit and relax, eat a sandwich in a well landscaped leafy area not far from the downtown high rises and the bustle of Market Street.There's a quite impressive water feature memorial... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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208 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

These gardens were close to our hotel and just a short walk. Well manicured and normally a hive of activity with students enjoying the day when the sun shines

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you have luck and enjoy great weather, as we did, you'll enjoy the whole walk. Beautiful gardens, nice views from surrounding buildings and good alternatives for having somthing to eat and drink. Plenty of local people enjoying the day, having a break. I would recomend going close to lunch time.

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Wading River, New York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
63 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I thought this place would be a lot better than it was. Since it's supposed to be a garden I expected to see a lot of flowers, but there weren't very many. There was a children's Creativity Museum, which appeared to be closed, and a carousel which was under construction. It might be a nice place to sit and relax... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Yerba Buena Gardens are just gorgeous. THe open green space was full of people enjoying the sunshine, and the Martin Luther King fountain was a joy. I love that you can walk behind the fountain and read his speech. There is an infinity type fountain along the top that is great to sit neat for pictures. THe flowers were... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

First experience watching Ti Chi in the mornings. So peaceful. Watching the elders of the community walking laps inspired me. Many colorful flowers. Right next to a central street so easy to get to.

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Los Angeles
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have a 10 year old, so there is so much to do here. Walk around, see the water feature, go to the Metreon Theater, cross the bridge to go to the Yerba Buena Center with outdoor playground, bowling and ice skating. Especially since the SF Moma is closed for renovations, this place is nice to have.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

I had a couple of strolls round here during the day. It's a good place to sit & have a coffee & sandwich. The waterfall at night is all lite up but it seems to become the night shelter for the vagrants of which there is plenty of in this area after dark.

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