Nature & parks in San Francisco

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Nature & Parks in San Francisco

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  • stacyjanepugh
    Wolverhampton, UK30 contributions
    Brilliant to see around the historic prison block with a really good audio guide which was included in price. Bit of a walk uphill to get there but well worth it. Stunning views from all aspects of the island too with a little bonus view of a couple of dolphins! Make sure you do this trip, my 2nd time in San Francisco and I didn’t do it first time around!
    Written December 9, 2022
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  • Nikko4Me
    Milford, MA5,861 contributions
    We made a brief stop during our tour around the area to see the bison and were able to see them from afar!
    Written November 19, 2022
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  • daveanddee H
    Bramhall, UK152 contributions
    We reached the Land’s End area easily by Muni bus and were lucky enough to walk the higher trail on a beautiful day with clear skies. A lovely walk on tree-lined paths with unspoilt beaches to visit below. Definitely the best views of Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and the bay itself. One of the nicest days spent during our stay in the city.
    Written October 10, 2022
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  • Adam W
    Coventry, UK27 contributions
    Plenty of places to eat & drink & shopping & good area to see great views & sights to take pictures. The only bad thing is that it can get very crowded & you need to take a jacket because it can get cold from the wind in the bay.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • lynn2015
    Boston17 contributions
    Beautiful views of the bridge, although one area we drive through was not as clean/kept up as the rest.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA5,053 contributions
    Freaking amazing botanical garden. Tons of variety in an easily walkable space. My favorite is the garden of fragrance. I visited on a cool November afternoon. I recommend the San Francisco botanical garden for tourists and locals.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Lottelli
    Wirral, UK2,429 contributions
    We were lucky enough to arrive as a free tour was about to begin so we joined that. We heard things we wouldn’t have known and it really made us appreciate the garden more. It is a lovely garden, well presented. The tea room was quite full - I had it in my head it would be really tranquil there but it was just too busy!
    Written November 5, 2022
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  • Lottelli
    Wirral, UK2,429 contributions
    From here you have great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. We got a coffee at the cafe there and sat outside watching the world go by!
    Written November 5, 2022
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  • James c
    Oklahoma City, OK107 contributions
    This by far is the best place to view the Golden gate Bridge. The mansions on the other side, the clean beach, the pink succulents, the roaring waves and the Golden gate as a backdrop, a perfect place for a picnic and just take it all in.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • Colleen H.
    Vallejo, CA113 contributions
    What a great way to spend the day! Just a 12 minute ferry ride from Tiberon. We hiked Perimeter Road around the island, about 5 miles. It's paved and mostly flat with panoramic views of the entire San Francisco Bay. We brought our binoculars and took our time. We saw some deer, hawks, harbor seals, lots of birds, and a cayote. There are many benches and picnic tables, water taps, and some restrooms along this road. Pack a lunch, there are no concessions. At one point, my boyfriend hiked a trail up to the peak and we met back up at the Immigration Station. The island has a lot of history we didn't know about. We would like to go back and explore some of the places we didn't get to explore today.
    Written July 20, 2022
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  • IanThomas84
    Ilford, UK251 contributions
    A must visit to people watch in the sun. The fruit shelf is a sight to behold, especially on a Sunday.
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • star_happylife
    Sunnyvale, CA17 contributions
    Amazing place..a true delight with so much variety and unique indoor plants ..took about an hour to complete the tour. There is a small table with plants for sale towards the end (where indoor plants were kept). Dahlia garden outside the conservatory is not to be missed. Parking was available close by friday afternoon near tennis center on the side street. Can't believe, I had not visited this place yet...true hidden gem.
    Written August 28, 2022
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  • KWT-traveler
    Huntley, MT221 contributions
    Visitors Center is a must see! Excellent displays and information regarding the maritime history that shaped the history of San Francisco. The exhibits are amazing. Across that street the pier and ships are neat to see but they were all closed during our visit. The maritime museum had great murals but very little else to see. So bottom line see the free visitors center, pay for the ship tours if open and skip the maritime museum or plan on a very short visit for the murals.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Michael D
    Huddersfield, UK104 contributions
    you must make a visit to see the mass of sea lions bathing on the pontoons off pier 39,you'll have no problem locating them with all the noise they make,ans crowds of people watching them
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Lornac01
    Southampton, UK5 contributions
    I had some time to kill and was staying nearby. It’s not the best I have visited, some of it does seem quite tired, and there was quite a lot of building work going on (I guess the season has ended really) but there were lovely bits esp the Africa section. The staff gave good talks though and were knowledgeable. And a highlight for me was the hummingbird I caught on my camera. As others have said - take food, it is pricy and did not look good. It was $22 to get in plus $11 to park. Not as expensive as many other attractions in and around SF!!
    Written October 30, 2019
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