Golden Gate Park

Type: Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Stretching more than three miles inland from the ocean, Golden Gate Park features more than 1,000 acres of gardens, meadows and woodlands. There are miles of walking trails, as well as playgrounds and...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Golden Gate Park: Daily Sunrise-8pm
  • Visitor's Center: Daily 9am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free entrance; attractions within park may charge fees

  • Free Things to Do, Parks: "Visiting San Francisco and skipping Golden Gate is like visiting NYC and skipping Central Park."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "The park is almost entirely on a slight decline all the way to the Pacific, so it's a gentle walk from its east entrance to its western end."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Golden Gate Park is a must-see for any visitor, even if it's a quick walk, bike or drive through.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Golden Gate Park is as important to San Franciscans as Central Park is to New Yorkers.
  • Best for Parks Because: Golden Gate Park is San Francisco's living lung, offering healthy and vibrant options for kids of all ages.

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