Top Things to Do at Golden Gate Park

January 15, 2018
Category: Things to do in San Francisco

Golden Gate Park, located in northwest San Francisco, is one of the most frequented places in the city. It is a tourist hotspot for more than one reason. There are over a dozen prominent attractions in San Francisco within the boundaries of the park. In addition, Golden Gate Park, as a public recreation area offers various activities you can indulge in. You should plan an entire day to explore Golden Gate Park. If you are really short on time, then try to prioritize driving through the park and exploring the museums and gardens as you may not have time for trails and other activities.

Explore Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is home to museums, gardens, polo grounds, paddocks and meadows, playgrounds and lakes. You should consider visiting Golden Gate Park during springtime as the Conservatory of Flowers and Botanical Garden are at their blossoming best. Rent a Segway or you could play it safe and get a bike to explore this greenbelt. You can very well walk or test your skills with a hoverboard. You should plan your trip to Golden Gate Park thoroughly as there are many things to do in San Francisco and the park itself is expansive and can consume a lot of time to explore.

It is recommended to definitely visit the Japanese Tea Garden and Rose Garden. The Strybing Arboretum and the Conservatory of Flowers should not be skipped. The Aquarium and Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences should also be top priority. There are many picnic areas and hiking trails. You can walk by the meadows, unwind by the lakes and marvel at the assortment of flowers. Golden Gate Park is busy throughout most of spring and summer and is bustling especially on weekends.

Golden Gate Park is the third most visited park in the country and there is no admission fee. Most features of the park are accessible to the public. The museum and conservatory among a few others will have admission fees. You can buy the tickets when you get there. Golden Gate Park is open all day but certain areas do close at dusk. Get a virtual or actual map when you venture in. It is a vast area so you don’t want to wander around just to find your way to your next stop. There are multiple entrances that provide access to the attractions within GG Park. Learn more here:

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