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“Beautiful, calming park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park
501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Golden Gate Park)
(415) 831-2700
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Ranked #9 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Parks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful, calming park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

this is a beautiful, large park in the middle of such a busy city. we took a docent guided tour of the trees and appreciated all the information.

Visited January 2013
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“A great space to wander in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We toured the park on Segways which is a great way to get around. Take the guided tour, there's a lot of detail that you'd otherwise miss ($70). Car parking can be difficult most times so use public transport. Plan a whole day at the California Academy of Science in the park.

Visited January 2013
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“Central park of the west”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This park is really nice. The only reason that I gave it 4 stars is because I am from NJ and nothing can compare to Central Park in terms of parks in the middle of a city.

If you can go on a Sunday, that would be my recommendation. The park is closed to cars and it makes it a more pleasant experience. Be sure to take a walk through the Japanese Tea Gardens. The plants and flowers are authentic and really transports you to another place.

We did the paddle boats and ended up with a broken boat. Really makes a fun store and we had to call the "rescue team" to come and row us back in.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We loved hanging out in this park. We walked around, lounged, and took in some of the attractions. It's a must-hit stop.

Visited May 2012
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“Bums Galore!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Beautiful amazing park bustling with life. Then you go through some bum camps. This was creepy for a guy of my size and attitude, I can't imagine letting you child play here by themselves. Not that all bums are dangerous, but it was unsettling for all four of us in our party.

Visited March 2012
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