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Yerba Buena Gardens

Address: 701 Mission Street, Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
Phone Number: 415 541 0312
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Ranked #64 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I walked the Yerba Buena Garden everyday from my hotel to the Moscone North. It was a pleasant walk with beautiful scenery. It gave me a pleasant aura and disposition during our busy time at work at the convention center. The place is clean and well maintained. There are restaurants nearby including Starbucks and fast food restaurants. It is also... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The exhibit comes down at the end of January, but if you were into the Riot Grrrl movement in the 90s-00s at all, don't miss this exhibit. There is a lot to take in. Generally, I like the programming here. Sometimes the connection between the aesthetics and concept is obtuse, but in other cases like Alien She, it's very accessible.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

the kids loved running around here and the adults were able to chill. Love this little oasis in the concrete jungle.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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732 reviews 732 reviews
373 attraction reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

These gardens are right beside the north and south units of the Moscone Convention Center, and I stumbled upon them the third day of a five-day conference. I wish I had found the place earlier, since it is a peaceful spot to take a break from business. The waterfall, with Martin Luther King, Jr. quotations inscribed on panels beneath it,... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had a wander around here with my dad. There are some great water features, the tribute to Martin Luther King Jr is especially lovely. Great to sit near and listen to the sound of the waterfall. Plenty of grass and benches to sit. If you want an inner city picnic, this may be the ideal place.

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136 reviews 136 reviews
14 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

See the very impressive Martin Luther King Memorial waterfall and enjoy the pleasant floral gardens.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a park and not a garden, since no real garden area. Good only if you are in the downtown area and looking for a place to chill. But don't make a special trip to go there because it is not worth it.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Yerba Buena Gardens is a fun place to go with its giant slide area and carousel. The carousel is an iconic piece of San Francisco history. From 1912 to 1972 the carousel was at the Playland at the Beach, which in those days used to be a popular amusement park by the Pacific Ocean, There is an ice skating rink... More 

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Shanghai, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A cute little oasis in the middle of a busy city. Great place for sitting, people watching, sun bathing, and just generally seeing what San Francisco-ans do on their daily life.

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Brisbane, Australia
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246 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not far from the hustle and bustle of the city are the Yerba Buena Gardens which cover two city blocks. This was a huge urban redevelopment which opened one block in 1994. The gardens are a great place to wander around or to spend some time to relax before returning to exploring wonderful San Francisco. We loved the wonderful outdoor... More 

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