Check out all the things you can do at the San Francisco Golden Gate Park and learn more about the attractions that this gigantic park offers!
Directions: Get directions on Google Map to San Francisco Golden Gate Park from your location.
If taking the BART from the East Bay Area, take the Fremont-Daly City BART towards Daly City. Get off on Powell and walk to Cyril Magnin St & Eddy St. Take Bus 16X Towards Sunset District. After about 30 mins, get off at Lincoln Way & 19th Ave. Walk to Golden Gate Park which is then about a mile away. Approximate travel time if taking the BART from the East Bay: 1 hour 45 mins.
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Golden Gate Park is basically the equivalent of Central Park in New York city. Due to its size and the variety of attractions and activities it offers, you can't really enjoy the whole park in just one day.
Among the many parks and recreational areas in San Francisco, this park is by far the largest, spanning about 3 miles long and about half a mile wide.
In the park, you can find many locals jogging, taking a walk, enjoying the sceneries, or visiting one of the most popular museums San Francisco has to offer.
Along with museums, lakes, and botanical gardens, the park also offers young ones a Carousel and spacious playgrounds.
Although a very popular park in San Francisco for locals and tourists, the park is seldom over crowded...
...however, there are smaller crowds on weekdays. So if you prefer a nice quiet stroll along the park, go on a weekday early in the morning. :) .
Admission costs/prices and hours:
Japanese Tea Garden
|Admission: $7 (Mon, Wed, and Fri free before 10am
Hours: 9-6pm during the summer and until 5 during other seasons.
A beautiful attraction that features a garden of Japanese themed floral and architectural displays, koi ponds, bridges, and wonderful food and exotic teas.
California Academy of Sciences
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|Admission: $29.95 (adults) $24.95 (seniors, students, and youths) $12 for NightLife Tickets
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:30am to 5pm
One of the best museums in San Francisco that includes an aquarium, planetarium, and an indoor rainforest!
de Young Museum San Francisco
|Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students and youths
One of the most extravagant art museums in San Francisco, the de Young Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums offers displays of all artistic flavors.
Conservatory of Flowers
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|Admission: $7 for tourists, $5 for locals. $5/$3 for youths, $2/$1.50 for ages 5-11
An amazing and beautiful array of tropical and exotic flowers and museum of rare plants that will leave you wondering if you're still in the busy city of San Francisco!
1-2 Hours: $7.00 on Weekdays, $8.00 on Weekends.
2-3 Hours: $10.50 on Weekdays, $12.00 on Weekends.
3-4 Hours: $14.00 on Weekdays, $16.00 on Weekends.
24 Hours is the Maximum, which is $25 on Weekdays, and $28 on Weekends.
Please don't lose your parking ticket as it's $25 to replace it! Eeek!
The parking garage is open from 7am to 7pm on most days, and until 11pm on Thursdays (don't ask me why, haha).
Just an FYI...If you're driving, Kennedy Drive is closed during Sundays!
See you around,
Your friendly, local SF travel guide ;).
Always try to save some $$$ by getting a
San Francisco CityPass
I know we're all trying to save money when it comes to travelling, and CityPass is a great way to go to the museums such as the California Academy of Sciences and de Young Museum in San Francisco Golden Gate Park.
You can visit 3 museums, the Aquarium of the Bay, go on a tour cruise, and have a 7 day Cable Car/Muni passport all at a combined discounted price. You'll save LOTS of money (admissions to 2 of these museums will already cost you like $50!).