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Mission Dolores Park

Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Noe Valley)
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Ranked #44 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks
Activities: Picnicking, City walk sightseeing
Description: City park located between the Mission District and the Castro/Noe Valley neighborhoods.
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Brisbane, Australia
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323 reviews 323 reviews
218 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Mission Dolores Park as the name suggests is located in the neighbourhood of Mission, the sunny-side of San Francisco. Shortly after we arrived in San Francisco (and first time to the USA) we went out to explore our local neighbourhood. I was rather keen to get a glimpse of the city and had read that we could from Mission Dolores... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a smaller scale park going up a hill. Very nice to just sit towards the top, and look down at the view of the city and also people watch. It definitely feels more of a local and relaxed hangout spot. Within walking distance to Valencia St and The Castro. Half the park (the bottom part) is currently undergoing... More

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Makati, Philippines
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335 reviews 335 reviews
126 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This park is abuzz with San Franciscans doing their local habits. Dogs run abound, hipsters play music, families enjoying their picnics. It offers a panoramic view of downtown San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A pretty park on a hill in a gorgeous neighborhood setting. Home to many diverse get togethers from Peace Rally's to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter charity Egg Hunt and Hunky Jesus contest! The weather is almost always warm and sunny and clear and it attracts tons of people relaxing on blankets, picnicking BBQ and sporty things. The crowd... More

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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This park was recommended by a Sutter Hospital staff member as a good place to walk my dog while waiting for a family member to wake up after surgery. The park's adjacent to a very nice Recreation Center and a city train stop. Rolling grassy knolls segregate activities ("People Only", "Leashed Dogs Only" and "Off Leash" areas). Apparently little kiddlets... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you get there you can see the city while resting or chilling on the grass. Is a really cool spot to have a picnic while enjoying the view of the city.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The views from the top of the park are fantastic, we went on a Saturday afternoon and it was full of youngsters drinking, it seemed a college spring break party :)

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The view of the city is really beautiful, but it was so crowded, maybe because it was Sunday afternoon. There is a big area under construction, and it was really difficult to find a place to park. Besides that, there were a lot of people drinking beer in the park, I think it is not permitted in California, am I... More

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62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We got lucky with such a great March day when I was visitng San Fran, that we took some stuff from Bi-Rite and headed to sit in the park for a little bit. The crowd is definitely unique to say the least but all the same entertaining. Great for food drinking and relaxing!

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Stormville, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very beautiful park, great views. BUT there are so many people there! Barely a place to sit! Too many dogs off of leashes, and far too many people drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana for my liking.

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