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· Academy of Sciences One of the largest natural history museums in the world; home to the Steinhart Aquarium and the Morrison Planetarium · Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive · (415) 379-8000 · Website:...

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Golden Gate Park FAQ

Can I donate or plant a tree in memory of a loved one? Sadly, at this time there is only commemorative benches for dedication of a loved one/friend. Please contact the SF Park Alliance...

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Golden Gate Park Transportation

When it comes to paying a visit to Golden Gate Park, there are many different ways to reach this extraordinary destination. While some people like to hop in their car and race to the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers,...

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Permits

While the year-round weather is typically ideal for a visit to Golden Gate Park, it is also the perfect setting to enjoy a barbecued feast during the summer or throw an office baseball tournament in October. Throwing events at...

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History and Geography

Measuring more than 1,000 acres, the Golden Gate Park has stood as a symbol of natural beauty, easily earning the title as one of the most visited city parks in all of America. As San Franciscans turned their attention to the...

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Golden Gate Park Shuttle – Free Rides!

Thanks to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, it will be much easier to pay a visit to Golden Gate Park this spring without worrying about transportation or where to park. The public will now be able to take...

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Golden Gate Park Admission Prices & Hours

While there is no charge to enter the park itself, the primary attractions throughout Golden Gate Park charge a fee (with the exception of special days that offer free admission). As of May 25, 2013, the admission prices and...

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Stow Lake Ghost

No city does Halloween quite like San Francisco. While many may check out the party scene in the Castro, go trick-or-treating in Noe Valley, or visit the pet cemetery in the Presidio, few have the courage to brave Stow Lake at...

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Golden Gate Park BBQ

What better way to take advantage of the sunny weather and endless green scenery of Golden Gate Park in the summertime than to grill. Thousands of people come to the park every year to cook hamburgers and hot dogs, and enjoy...

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Restaurants Near Golden Gate Park

As you venture through the twists and turns of Golden Gate Park, you will surely work up an appetite. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a picnic basket by his or her side; therefore this becomes the perfect opportunity to...

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Stow Lake Boathouse

Experience the serenity of a trip across Stow Lake at Golden Gate Park in a row boat, electric boat or pedal boat from the historic Stow Lake Boathouse. Equipped with a fleet of American-made vessels, the Boathouse rents out...

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Kezar Stadium

Many years ago, Kezar Stadium at Golden Gate Park was a much larger structure that would fill with cheers for NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, who once called this space their home. Today, the 10,000 seat multi-use stadium...

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Underdog Restaurant

Situated in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Underdog is an eco-friendly restaurant that specializes in organic hot dogs and sausages. Established in 2006, the eatery is known as the first organic hotdog joint in San Francisco. In...

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Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area

Tall trees and an overall pleasant scenic view make the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area one of the most attractive places to enjoy the outdoors at Golden Gate Park. With a sizeable stretch of grass, picnic tables and BBQ grills,...

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Elk Glen Picnic Area

A quiet, relaxing hideaway awaits your arrival at the shady, grassy meadow of Elk Glen, where surrounding waters and trees provide an enriching blend of flora and fauna. Located across from Mallard Lake, you can reserve this...

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Prayerbook Cross

Golden Gate Park is known for its array of interesting attractions, and the Prayerbook Cross is one that is not only intriguing, but also somewhat controversial. This religious-related landmark situated on one of the highest...

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Directions

Golden Gate Park is a vast playground, which covers more than 1,000 acres of land. Depending on the area you wish to explore, there are plenty of ways to reach your intended destination from the North Bay, South Bay, and East...

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Crepevine Restaurant

With several locations about town, Crepevine is a restaurant that specializes in creparies, and happens to have an eatery situated within walking distance to Golden Gate Park. Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, people...

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Model Yacht Clubhouse

You don’t have to be a builder of boats or sailor of model yachts to come by and enjoy the excitement of power and sail boats at the Model Yacht Clubhouse in Golden Gate Park. Hobbyists from all over the United States join the...

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The St. Regis Directions to Golden Gate Park

The St. Regis is 4.4 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Guests staying at the St. Regis are surrounded by the energy of the South of Market District and a haven for art lovers. Situated next to the Museum of Modern Art, there are...

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Stow Lake Boathouse Café

After taking in the sights of one of the most visited park in the U.S., including an historic boathouse, consider enjoying the spread offered at the Stow Lake Boathouse Café to quench your thirst and settle a rumbling stomach...

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Noori Pakistani & Indian Cuisine

Located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, Noori Pakistani & Indian Cuisine is a restaurant situated close to Golden Gate Park that offers sit-down meals, a take-out menu, and delivery services. Priding themselves on...

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Ocean Beach, San Francsico

Located on the western edge of Golden Gate Park is Ocean Beach, where you will happen upon a stretch of sandiness that continues on for miles. It is here that you encounter a daily reminder of how the park was once covered in...

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Hotel Diva Directions to Golden Gate Park

Hotel Diva is 3.9 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Within walking distance of Union Square shopping, theaters, restaurants and the Financial District, a stay at the ultra-modern Hotel Diva situates guests in one of the most...

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Pasion Restaurant

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Pasion is a restaurant specializing in modern Latin cuisine, which can be found within walking distance to Golden Gate Park. Meals offer a glimpse into the fiery cooking styles of...

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San Francisco County Fair Building

One moment you’re watching a good friend walk down the aisle at the San Francisco County Fair Building (also known as the Hall of Flowers), while next month may see the building fill with exotic blooms. This popular event...

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Jenny’s Burgers Restaurant

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Jenny’ s Burger is a hamburger joint situated within walking distance to Golden Gate Park. With a reputation for serving generous food portions at reasonable prices, and delivering...

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Hotel Nikko Directions to Golden Gate Park

Hotel Nikko is 4 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Thanks to the renowned master sushi bar ANZU, the Hotel Nikko holds a reputation for being one of the top gourmet hotels in San Francisco. Situated in the Union Square...

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Marnee Thai Restaurant

Located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, Marnee is a Thai restaurant found close to Golden Gate Park – operating with a reputation for quick service and an enthusiastic, welcoming owner that makes you feel at home. Depending on...

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Ghiradelli Rustic Shelter

Directly across the street from Conservatory Drive West is a meadow that leads to a simple yet meaningful structure in Golden Gate Park – the Ghiradelli Rustic Shelter. The current shelter was constructed in 1988, using parts of...

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Queen Anne Hotel Directions to Golden Gate Park

Queen Anne Hotel is 3.1 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Delivering all of the warmth of Victorian charm, the fully restored Queen Anne Hotel (housed in a 19th century mansion) has a history that dates back to the late 1800s....

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Coffee & Bars Near Golden Gate Park

Some people can’t live without their daily fill of coffee and visiting Golden Gate Park proves no exception to the rule. Coffee joints, offering double lattes, espresso, cappuccino, and a soothing cup of tea can be found...

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Lavash Restaurant

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Lavash is a family-owned Persian-Iranian restaurant found within walking distance to Golden Gate Park. Not only does the eatery offer a romantic setting with flower-laden, candle-lit...

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Four Seasons Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Four Seasons San Francisco is 4.2 miles away from Golden Gate Park. When looking for one of the best hotel splurges in San Francisco, the Four Seasons doesn’t disappoint with their reputation for delivering impressive...

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Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant

Located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, the Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant located one block away from Golden Gate Park. Serving the San Francisco region since 1978, the eatery combines traditional...

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Laurel Inn Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Laurel Inn is 2.2 miles away from Golden Gate Park. The Laurel Inn is conveniently located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco on the corner of California and Presidio Streets, offering guests easy access to...

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Hotel Monaco Directions to Golden Gate Park

Hotel Monaco is 3.9 miles away from Golden Gate Park. 
For a one-of-a-kind stay in San Francisco, choose the Hotel Monaco, which is known as one of the top most unusual hotels in the city. Located close to Union Square, Hallidie...

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Kitchen Kura Restaurant

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Kitchen Kura is a Japanese restaurant located one block away from Golden Gate Park that offers dinner throughout the week, and lunch on Saturdays. Known for offering generous portions of...

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Bowling Green Clubhouse

Golden Gate Park is a hotspot for many different active pursuits – some of which you may not be as familiar with as others. Lawn bowling is a game much similar to bocce in Italy or boules in France, but basically involves...

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Park Clubs

1) Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC) At the center of the Golden Gate Park, you will find a collection of anglers who have joined the more than 500 other members that gather at the Angler’s Lodge and Casting...

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The Ritz-Carlton Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Ritz-Carlton is 4.2 miles away from Golden Gate Park. The Ritz-Carlton of San Francisco is an award-winning hotel that has made the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world’s best places to stay, as well as the...

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Sunrise Deli & Café

With three locations in San Francisco, the Sunrise Deli & Café is a Mediterranean deli selling Middle Eastern food – with a café situated within walking distance to Golden Gate Park. Known about town for serving up the best...

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Izakaya Sozai Restaurant

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Izakaya Sozai is a Japanese restaurant located one block away from Golden Gate Park that serves tapas/small plates, in addition to larger entrees. A highlight of the restaurant is the...

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Helen Crocker Russell Library

Established in 1972, the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture is found inside the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Known as the most comprehensive horticultural library in northern California, the growing collection of...

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Hotel Boheme Directions to Golden Gate Park

Hotel Boheme is 6.3 miles away from Golden Gate Park. The artsy, romantic getaway of a stay at Hotel Boheme places guests in a building that dates back to the 1880s, but is now designed to highlight the culture and flavor of...

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Mandarin Oriental Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Mandarin Oriental is 4.6 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Situated in the Financial District, the Mandarin Oriental is known as one of the top luxury hotels in San Francisco with some of the best views of the city. Located...

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Art’s Café

Located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, Art’s Café is a family owned diner located close to Golden Gate Park, which is known for serving up highly rated traditional American breakfast items, lunches, and Korean cuisine....

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The Hotel Drisco Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Hotel Drisco is 2.6 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Surrounded by glorious mansions and breathtaking views of the city and bay, the Hotel Drisco combines Edwardian-style charm with satisfying value that situates guests in...

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Pacific Catch Restaurants

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Pacific Catch on Ninth Ave is a seafood restaurant found within walking distance to Golden Gate Park, and is one of four locations throughout San Francisco. Patrons come to the eatery to...

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Anglers Lodge

Situated in the middle of Golden Gate Park, the Angler’s Lodge is a mountain-style rustic structure that hosts an array of activities and free opportunities to explore fly casting. With members from all over the United...

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The Whitcomb Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Whitcomb is 3.5 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Established in 1916, the Whitcomb is one of the top historic hotels in San Francisco and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Offering the allure of high cathedral...

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The Kezar Pub

For a boisterous good time, San Francisco locals gather at the Kezar Pub – a pub-style establishment offering traditional American eats in the Haight-Ashbury District. Situated within walking distance to Golden Gate Park, many...

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Sharon Building (Sharon Arts Studio)

Art lovers and creative minds often gather at the Sharon Building in Golden Gate Park to enjoy the activities of the Sharon Arts Studio. Built in 1888, the sandstone building takes on the style of Richardson Romanesque...

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Metro Hotel Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Metro Hotel is 3.2 miles away from Golden Gate Park. The central location of the Metro Hotel is ideal for visitors looking to stay close to the Haight Ashbury and Castro neighborhoods. Known as a budget-friendly hotel option...

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Golden Gate Park Senior Center

Located on the northwest side of Golden Gate Park, seniors aged 55 and over, come from all over San Francisco to gather at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center. Providing a place to socialize, stay fit, and expand their minds, the...

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Yum Yum Fish Restaurant

Found in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, Yum Yum Fish is a take-out establishment that specializes in sushi and seafood. Situated within walking distance to Golden Gate Park, the fish has a reputation for being incredibly fresh...

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Hotels Near Golden Gate Park

If you want to stay close to Golden Gate Park when visiting San Francisco, you probably want to know the kinds of accommodations available to you. Below you will find hotels and other establishments located within 4 miles of the...

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Palace Hotel Directions to Golden Gate Park

The Palace Hotel is 4.4 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Considered one of the best spa hotels in San Francisco, the Palace Hotel offers visitors to the city the ideal place to get pampered during their stay. From relaxing...

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Durty Nelly’s Pub

With the juke box playing or karaoke blaring, you will find the Irish pub fare at Durty Nelly’s situated close to Golden Gate Park – a perfect place to enjoy lunch before heading out to see the sights. Located in the Outer...

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McLaren Lodge

Built in 1896, the McLaren Lodge was once the home of John McLaren, the Park Superintendent and caretaker of Golden Gate Park from 1887 to 1943. With a whole-hearted dedication to the park, McLaren lived at the Lodge for 47...

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Chabaa Thai Cuisine

Chabaa Thai Cuisine is a Thai restaurant situated in the Outer Sunset neighborhood that adds to the growing list of highly rated eateries found close to Golden Gate Park. Known for a pleasant wait staff, the restaurant also has...

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Petite Auberge Directions to Golden Gate Park

Petite Auberge is 4 miles away from Golden Gate Park. As one of the top boutique hotels in San Francisco, Petite Auberge is much more than a cozy getaway wrapped in floral charm and warmth. Situated in the Nob Hill neighborhood,...

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Nopalito Restaurant

Located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, Nopalito is a Mexican restaurant that offers traditional cooking styles that utilize local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner, patrons are seated on a...

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W Hotel Directions to Golden Gate Park

The W Hotel is 4.4 miles away from Golden Gate Park. Guests choosing the W San Francisco will find themselves situated in the SoMa District – adjacent to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and across the street from Moscone...

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Roman Bridge and Rustic Bridge

Golden Gate Park is home to two bridges that both date back to 1893 – the Roman Bridge and Rustic Bridge. Both bridges were completed just in time for the opening of the Midwinter Fair in 1894, and allowed visitors to gain easy,...

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Saiwaii Ramen Restaurant

Saiwaii Ramen is a Japanese restaurant situated in the Outer Sunset neighborhood that is also found within walking distance to Golden Gate Park. Over the years, customers have come to know the eatery as one of the better ramen...

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