For a unique experience in San Francisco, visit Golden Gate Park, developed in the 1870s as California’s version of New York’s Central Park. Golden Gate Park encompasses 1,017 acres of gardens, museums, attractions, playgrounds, and events.
For the nature lover, the park’s many gardens will awaken your senses. Explore the Japanese Tea Garden, the colorful Conservatory of Flowers, the Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, or Golden Gate Park’s many windmills and tulips.
The kids will have endless fun in Golden Gate Park’s expansive playgrounds. The Koret Children’s Quarter provides a unique blend of old and newer decorations, as well as a rope climbing structure, a climbing wall, a unique concrete slide, and plenty of grassy areas to run and play. The crown jewel of the playground is the historic 1914 carousel. Adults and kids alike can take a ride on the lively carousel, with its colorful painted scenes of the Bay Area.
To explore the undersea world, visit the Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park. Exhibits include the Philippine Coral Reef Gallery, with 4,000 colorful reef fish, the Water Planet Gallery, which explores how water sustains living things, and the Rainforests of the World Gallery, with its impressive display of exotic plants and animals.
Want to sample some local cuisine in a unique setting? Visit the Beach and Park Chalet for some tasty barbeque, crab martini, prime rib, or even a flatbread pizza. The Chalet, which opened in 1925, features unique vintage architecture, displays of historic artifacts, a gift shop, and the three-dimensional model of Golden Gate Park.
The Golden Gate Park provides fun and exciting events year-round, including tours, marathons, concerts, exhibits, and even yoga classes. The park offers the perfect setting for weddings against the colorful settings in its many gardens and pavilions.
Golden Gate Park is open year-round and is the third most visited park in the US!
Next, explore the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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