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Address: 701 Mission Street, Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: 415 541 0312
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Description: Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone...
Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.
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Lovely odd little park in SF

This was a nice surprise in a city that was already full of surprises. With high rising buildings all around it this multi-tiered park was a nice break for all of the walking that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a nice surprise in a city that was already full of surprises. With high rising buildings all around it this multi-tiered park was a nice break for all of the walking that I had done so far. Whilst the lower part of the park has your usual trees and grass that you can sit on and relax under,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

YBG was exactly what I was looking for! Sunshine, beautiful soft grass to relax on, waterfalls, plenty of space to claim yours for the afternoon. In addition, there is an entire section of the YBG dedicated to children!! My 2yo little girl absolutely needed this space to be creative, explore, and just have time for big play!!!

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The gardens atop the Moscone Center remain one of SF's richest urban parks -- a block from bustling Market Street and a few more from Union Square. Great vistas - views of the old AT&T building, the skyline, the MOMA. A great place to sit on the grass and contemplate the beauty of the city 360 degrees around you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Yerba Buena gardens was near our hotel and so we visited it often as we walked to Union Square. Gardens, fountains and even a play area for my youngster to have a run a about. Its a nice place to relax if San Francisco gets too hectic.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This part of San Francisco is interesting because Yerba Buena Gardens is about a block off of Market, and sandwiched between the Museum of Modern Art (closed until 2016 for rennovations) and the Metreon. Lovely fountains, nice grassy area, and on a sunny day really lovely. So lots to do, lots of food options, yes, there can be peculiar people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I just was out walking and it was close. I was really impressed by the fountains and peace of the area. It's too bad that there was human... excrement... in one place. San Francisco has so many homeless and it seems there should be a better solution for them and the city then the way it is. That said, it's... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was really glad to have this park within walking distance of my hotel. It has a nice playground that let my 3 1/2 year old spend some energy before bed time. The MLK memorial was really nice also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I was here during GDC 2015. Superb place to take breath during a break. Green and peacefull, worth to stay and rest a little.

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I love Yerba Buena Gardens, and I am a bay area native and SF is like home to me. Yerba Buena gardens is adjacent has a carousel and lovely areas for pictures. There is a lovely coffee house with light sandwiches and tables. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area to grab a bite to eat. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

A very peaceful place to spend some time if you just want to get away from it all. The main feature here is the waterfall in the center of the park, be sure to walk up to top part of it. There are some other interesting things in here like the 5 legged man. Definitely worth a visit if your... More 

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