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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

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9,206 Reviews
Daily. Closed (except for through traffic) 10pm-6am
Fell and Stanyan Streets, San Francisco, 94118

The Basics

Sitting between the Richmond and Sunset districts, Golden Gate Park stretches about 50 blocks across San Francisco. Stop by the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences at the Music Concourse, or pay a visit to the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Shakespeare Garden, National AIDS Memorial Grove, and Stow Lake.

Farther west, the park spreads out with more trails, a 9-hole golf course, meadows that host annual music festivals, windmills, and even a bison paddock. Park Segway tours and bike rentals are the top ways to explore.

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Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
awesome!
Had a great time. Yohanes was lively, funny and super knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour, best experience yet!
Marc_K, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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It's fun to ride a Segway, and our guide was great!
kjk, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Every member of our family loved learning to control a Segway and then riding all over the park, capably and delightfully guided by Johannes. Golden Gate Park is much more beautiful than we had anticipated, with many interesting plants and garden areas. Highly recommended!
star-5
Excellent fun
Lois_B, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Great outdoor beauty and space. Safety priorities appreciated and great instructions and help to keep all riders safe and 😃!
star-5
Enjoyed Biking at SF on July 4th
Muralidhar, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
Bike ride across Golden Gate on July 4th was beautiful. Round trip from Ghiradelli to Mill Valley was approx 28+ miles. Ride was completed in under 4 hrs. We were a party of 7 and it wad our first time using electric bikes. Riding the slopes of San Francisco was effortless. Service was great
star-5
Awesome Tour of Golden Gate Park
Teri_G, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
I was visiting San Francisco with 2 of my teenage daughters. Last-minute I decided to book the Segway tour so they could see Golden Gate Park. Jeff was a great tour guide! We had so much fun and learned so much about the Park. One of the highlights of our short trip. We definitely recommend this tour.
star-4
Great family day
Oscar, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Electric Bike Rentals
Amazing excursion on our own to Sausalito. Highly recommended. I recommend to arrive early to unlimited biking. Non organized. Our e bikes were already rented to other customer despite I booked 2 weeks in advance and prepaid. I needed more than one hour to obtain my bikes and thanks to the kind Mexican mechanic who fix a couple os “out of order” for me after the manager just told “other guy came earlier paying full fare in cash”…
star-4
Great
Sharone, Jun 2021
Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental
It was fun! They have a trail for you to go which was pretty convenient. It was a good activity to bond with your friends and family.
star-5
So. Much. Fun!
Linda_H, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
So. Much. Fun! It was wonderful to see most of this beautiful & vast park on the Segway tour. Our tour guide, Jeff, was informative with a sense of humor that made the time fly by.
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Lifetime memories
Jsb, May 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Electric Bike Rentals
A truly amazing experience. From top-notch service at the bike shop, to stunning views biking through San Francisco, over the Golden Gate bridge, and into Sausalito. This is an experience not to miss.
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Happy Mother's Day!
Robert_B, May 2021
Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental
Last minute, pre-mother's day, post vaccination, got to get out of the house, fun filled, healthy exercising, Surrey bike bonanza!!!!!! Peddled hard, moved slowly, and will cherish this sweet excursion topped off with yummy unique food truck delicacies from Cochinita...
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Super orientation to the area!
JeffB, May 2021
3HR Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park GoCar Tour
My recommendation is to get this in EARLY in your trip to SF. There is prob no better way to see more, faster and to get a great overview of the area for things to might way to spend more time on. With just a few short stops, we were a little hard pressed on the 3-hour tour but, I am not sure I want to spend too much more time sitting in them. From the inside, the GoCar is a little noisier than I would like but, that is more of a sitting-inside-it perspective as they aren't really that loud. It would be nice to have a 30sec rewind or a say-that-again button on the digital tour guide... so, play attention when she is talking. You can really cover a lot of ground in these things and the overview of the area is fantastic. I recommend the 3 or 4 hour tour to allow for more flexibility and seeing everything.
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Great!
Olvis77, Oct 2019
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
Good bikes - perfect condition, adequate for city, great service. Good way to see the city. If not too sporty, choose an e-bike!
star-5
Wonderful and fun experience in Golden Gate Park
Chris_N, Jun 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Awesome views of Golden Gate Park, flowers, the lakes, etc. without all the walking. Definitely worth the money. Super easy to learn the Segway and everyone got better over time. Joannes (pronounced “yoannes”) was an awesome tour guide and knew what he was talking about. He made the experience an enjoyable and memorable one.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Free street parking is available around the park in some locations, and there's a parking garage near the de Young and California Academy of Sciences.

  • John F. Kennedy Drive is closed on Sundays and holidays from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. It’s also closed on Saturdays from April through September from 8th Avenue to Transverse Drive.

  • Roads inside the park close occasionally for special events; signs will be posted.

  • Food and drinks can be found at the de Young Café, the Beach Chalet, the California Academy Café, and the Stow Lake Boathouse, as well as at snack stands.

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How to Get There

The No. 5 bus on the city’s Muni network stops at entrances to the park on the northern edge, along Fulton Street. Taxis and ride-sharing vehicles are allowed to pull up in front of the de Young and California Academy of Sciences for drop-off only.

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When to Get There

San Francisco enjoys mild weather most of the year, so the park is pleasant nearly every day (just be sure to wear layers). Music lovers may want to visit for the annual Outside Lands Music Festival in August or the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October. Beware the city’s famous fog, affectionately known as Karl, which rolls in from the ocean in July and August, giving San Francisco its chilly summers.

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The Golden Gate Park Bison Paddock

The most unusual thing about this city park is its bison paddock, home to a herd of American bison since the 1890s. Stumbling upon the animals is a delightful surprise for many visitors who make it to the western section of the park. To find the meadow, head along John F. Kennedy Drive just west of Spreckels Lake. Hopefully you’ll catch them near the fence, but know that they’re not always in view.

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