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Mission Dolores Park

Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Noe Valley)
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Ranked #45 of 377 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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
60 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When we visited end of June, large part of the park was under renovation. However, a part of it was still open with people enjoying themselves, pick-nicking or getting together with friends. You have a great panoramic view over down-town from here.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Dolores park tends to be filled with people, so have something to distinguish your group if youre having others meet you there. The higher area has a playground for kids, while the lower area most people "sunbathe", have picnic, drink, smoke weed, have their dogs play, play frisbee, etc. For the sunny days, it's a great location. 'Cinco de Mayo',... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dolores Park has been a "happening" place in San Francisco for years. Large city park with a super kids playground...quite a bit different than regular parks and kids love it. Large grassy area for picnics, kite flying, etc. Note: lower part of the park is currently under restoration and torn up. Don't know the timing for completion, but really shouldn't... More

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