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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 #70 of 318 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.
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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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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
13 reviews 13 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Yerba Buena Gardens is like a small park in the middle of downtown. It's a peaceful and beautiful place. Visiting it on a sunny day is a good opportunity for those who are into photography. Besides, it looks like the best place to get away from a stressful routine. It's a must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came here on the recommendation of the manager of a restaurant we were at the day before. We spent the last afternoon of our trip hanging out here and reading in the park. You forget your in the city! It was a very nice park, well kept. Only thing that kept it from 5 stars was some homeless people... More

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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73 helpful votes 73 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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