Beautiful park , the Central Park of San Francisco . Lots to explore
Golden gate park is the perfect escape from the city. Beautiful scenery and lots to explore.
What a beautiful reprieve in the middle of the city. My family and I had a amazing time visiting the museums and strolling the grounds.
I grew up near San Francisco, and every birthday demanded that we go to Golden Gate Park. Sundays are for skating, they close roads and let the roller bladers have the place. There are so many gardens and let me emphasize; this place is HUGE. You can get lost fast, its more like a small forest than a park. If you go West far enough you end up on a vast cold bracing NorCal beach. The best place in the whole City to visit IMHO.
This park is very large in size and every so often, local radio stations will host free concerts here. For the kiddies, there is a children's playground with lots of slides, swings, sandboxes, and even a merry-go-around. Snack stands near by for the hungry kids. The Japanese Tea Garden is one of my favorite components of the park. There's an $8 entrance fee, but it'll be money well spent, not to mention this is a great afternoon date place. Lots of photo opportunities available!More recently, I discovered that you can paddle-boat here as well at an hourly rate. Life jackets and paddle-boat included in the rental fee. No lifeguard on duty. Paddle at your own risk. The Golden Gate Orchestra was playing for free on a Sunday afternoon. They sounded great and there's really no bad seat. Various museums for your enjoyment, but check the hours of operation. Look for coupons in the free tourist books around town or online.