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Mission Dolores Park

Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Noe Valley)
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Ranked #42 of 376 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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293 reviews 293 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 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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Irvine, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I take it, it's where hipsters hang out, where people meet, relax, laugh, play frisbee and watch weird buskers doing robot-dances. It looks a little more edgy than your usual park, but also more interesting - plus, with all those families taking their kids to the playground in the park, it can't be that edgy. I stayed there just an... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Super spot to kick back and relax. Some parts were a little strange at times, but aren't we all a little strange?!?! We took a frisbee, few bucks and flannels and we were set to play all day. It's a great park with an awesome view.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The highlight of my trip to San Francisco was spending the afternoon hanging out at Mission Dolores Park. This is the best place for people-watching in the city, and it seems that this is the hangout on a Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. I went with a girlfriend and her friends that live in the city, and they seemed to... More

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