Golden Gate Park

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Encompassing nearly 1,000 acres of meadows, gardens and public buildings, Golden Gate Park is the largest city park in the US. Three miles long and half a mile wide, it boasts a polo field, rollerblade paths, tennis courts, rowing and angling facilities. Among its attractions are the architecturally bold De Young museum, the peaceful Japanese Tea Garden, the Victorian-era Conservatory of Flowers, Strybing Arboretum, and the ambitious California Academy of Sciences.

Useful information

Address:

94121 San Francisco

Opening hours

[Allow half a day to one full day. The park is accessible by bus 5, 7, 21, 33, 44 or 71. Entrance via Stanyan St., off Haight St., as most museums and sites are located East of the park. The West side (ocean side) offers sports and recreational facilities. City Pass includes access to museums. At weekends and on Bank Hols, a shuttle runs throughout the park ($2). Alternatively, rent a bike at the entrance (Haight St.) as there are long distances]

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