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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a lovely park but the really should provide hand held maps as finding your way around is difficult. I encountered more than one set of 'lost' visitors. In the Botanic Gdns plants are well signed but a guide to identifying the birdlife would be a terrific resource for those not acquainted with northern hemisphere species. It would enable a more holistic appreciation.

Visited October 2013
Thank RobbieandCarmel
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South Fork, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“nice park”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lots of goods stuff in the park. pick what you want and go there. rent a bike if you want to cover more ground

Visited October 2013
Thank james k
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Barrie, Ontario
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good days excercise”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Large park with lots of diversity. Got out of cab at Stanyan st entrance. A couple of homeless characters, but no worse than other major cities. Japanese Garden was ok, too busy to be Zen like, but nice for an hour or so. Stow Lake was the smallest lake I have ever seen. Big Pond would be a better name, but was still a nice water feature.Walked the entire park to the Pacific coast. Some guys were getting busted near the windmill, other than that, was not worried about safety, even with carrying photo gear.
The Beach at the Pacific Coast was nice, although it was cool and windy.
Walked the highway up to the Cliff House and Sutra bath ruins, then continued on thinking we could just walk back to civilization.
Plan ahead, no cabs to be seen for miles. had no phone numbers, and seen no people anymore. so walked for many miles along Point Lobos then Geary Blvd. Just seen stucco houses and no people. A bit more nervous at this stage.Continued on anyway, as no choice, still seen no people or cabs to flag down. At a certain point we recognized Pacific Heights area and it got a little more populated. Figured walked this far, might as well keep walking to the Fisherman's wharf, where the hotel was. Long, 10 1/2 hour day, but seen lots. way better than sitting in a bus all day driving past the sights, sounds, etc. I am sure if we tried a unplanned walk in many cities of the world, the outcome could have been worse. Safer than many cities I have been to. Hometown of Toronto has areas I would not want to be in, day or night.

Visited November 2012
Thank live2drum
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pleasant walk, many attractions”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A long park just west of the Haight-Ashbury district. Attractive to walk or cycle through (in the daytime) and containing a number of attractions (though often with an admission fee).

Visited October 2013
Thank Ken R
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High Wycombe
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“An oasis in the City”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A great place to while away a few hours walking or cycling. There is a nice place for lunch at the De Jong museum, which is also near where the hop on , hop off buses, stop ( which we used). Agree with others about the hobos around, so wouldn't go at dusk. Payment required for Japanese garden which is a shame.

Visited October 2013
Thank SueHighWycombe
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