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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco
"Pick up your bike from the beautiful Marina district only less than 3 miles away from the famous Golden Gate Bridge! Depending on your plan and destination we will suggest you the best bike routes to avoid hills and traffics. You will be provided with helmet u-lock map and some safety tips. We have different sizes of bikes and we will personally adjust the saddle to fit your height.The bike path to the Golden Gate Bridge is only 3 blocks away from our Lombard street shop and it is mostly flat. You will be biking along the waterfront and enjoying the views of the San Francisco Bay. You will pass by Fort Mason Park
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3 in 1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour
"See the best of the Bay Area in this ultimate 3 in 1 sightseeing package to some of the most popular destinations around San Francisco! Your sightseeing experience includes a visit to the world-famous Alcatraz Island combined with the visits to Califo you'll visit the coastal redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument. Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace through the cool moist air as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways. The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp
From $190.00
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"San Francisco packs a lot of fun into just 47 square miles: eclectic architecture renowned museums top-notch restaurants and pier-side attractions. One of the best ways to see these sights and more is on an open-top Big Bus that allows you to discover the City by the Bay at your own pace.Start at the San Francisco Visitor Center or hop on at any stop along the route to redeem your voucher (see Itinerary for full list of stops). Set out on b double-decker bus to soak up panoramic views of San Francisco including Union Square
From $30.00

Golden Gate Park Tips (105)

Best Free thing #6: Shake your tail feathers

We stumbled upon this by accident- what a hoot! Every Sunday (well, almost every Sunday) you can cut a rug at Lindy In The Park: a 15-year, outdoor swing-dance tradition that requires nothing more...
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Jun 01, 2010

Flower Power

The park is cleverly planted so that there's something interesting to look at whatever the season. If you're seriously into botanicals, you'll go nuts here. I couldn't tell you the names of most of...
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May 20, 2010

Pea soup paddle

You can rent motor, paddle or rowboats by the hour on Stow Lake. It's not a swimming lake and the water looked pretty thick and nasty anyway so being ON rather than IN it is preferable. The boathouse...
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May 19, 2010

Best Free thing #5

Like Central Park in NYC (which, incidentally, was the inspiration for GGP's master plan), Golden Gate Park could be a California destination all by itself: over one thousand acres in area, four miles...
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May 17, 2010

Many things to do in the park

Wether you are a family with kids, young/senior couple or group of friends, Golden Gate Park offers a pretty wide range of things to do. You can literally spend a whole day here and:- bike its 6 miles...
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Jan 29, 2010

Golden Gate Park

I was really looking forward to spending a day in Golden Gate Park checking out the sights, I researched renting bicycles and all the things you could do there but the weather was rather dreary and I...
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Oct 14, 2009

An ocean of green in San Francisco

If green spaces are few and far between in San Francisco, one could say that Golden Gate Park does its best to make up for it! Created at the end of the 19th century, the park is one of the largest...
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Oct 05, 2009

wave organ

Another non-touristy thing to do is to head to the wave organ. It's a structure created with concrete and old tombstones to make sounds generated by the waves that hit the pipes which are set at the...
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Sep 15, 2008

Golden Gate Park

GGP is a HUGE park, modeled after New York's Central Park. There's some great history here, and, normally, a lot of cool sights as well. However, GGP is undergoing a major renovation, and some of the...
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Jun 06, 2008

The Botanical Gardens

9th Ave & Lincoln Way San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 564-3239 San Francisco Botanical Garden Category: Botanical Gardens The botanical gardens is my favorite spot in all of the City. I try and get...
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Jan 29, 2008

a let down

I was Really looking forward to Golden Gate Park, but withing 10 minutes of being there, I had been approached 10 times by dealers offering 'nuggets'quite sad, really. I'm sure the park is very nice,...
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Jan 16, 2008

The Japanese Tea Garden-Golden Gate Park

I think Japanese Tea Gardens exude tranquility, don't you? The winding pathways, footbridges and ponds teeming with koi make these gardens a pleasure to visit. So it is with Golden Gate's Japanese Tea...
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Aug 22, 2007
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Things to Do Near Golden Gate Park

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Japanese Tea Garden

We were only in town for less than 2 days .. but we came here and I highly recommend it. It was so lovely and peaceful. great place for pictures and kids seemed to like it. We visited in the...
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Conservatory of Flowers

We visited in the spring and like i said didn't go inside ... didn't have the time and begrudged the fee at that time I was super cheap. If I went today I'd definitely want to go inside. Even the...
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De Young Museum

This was an excellent museum. We used our San Francisco Pass for entry. The museum has some particularly interesting galleries attached to various stages of American history from its beginnings to...
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California Academy Of Science

As a child I can remember taking field trips in school and visits with my parents to the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. At the time it was primarily an aquarium, natural history...
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Steinhart Aquarium

The Steinhart Aquarium was our favorite part of the California Academy of Sciences. Truthfully, we didn't do much else while we were there. Our visit was in the early afternoon. The lines to...
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San Francisco Botanical Garden

I enjoyed even though I wasn' the photo bug i am now .. I'd take a bunch of pics now .. hope to come back someday and I'm sure I'd enjoy it more now that I have a good camera. this was in spring ......
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Getting to Golden Gate Park


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