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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

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
Excellent exerience
Johannes was a great guide. Had fun, enjoyed the narrative. Everything worked out quite well and the whole family had a great time.
Manthos_E, Nov 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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We chose the comfort...
Kristin_K, Oct 2022
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
We chose the comfort e-bike and really enjoyed the ease of use. Our trip over the Golden Gate Bridge was so much fun.
star-5
Great day in San Fran
David_V, Oct 2022
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Johannes was very entertaining and full of information. We had a great day! You will not regret spending a day in the park.
star-5
Segway is the way to go !
fiona_c, Oct 2022
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Our guide, Zac, was a friendly, relaxed , knowledgeable guide. The park is beautiful & huge. Segways are easy to master and a great way to cover a lot of area in a short time.
star-5
Great company
Diane_L, Aug 2022
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
Awesome experience! The whole family loved biking to Sausalito! Unlimited biking were pros. Especially Sadiq! We had everything we needed in minutes and we were off! Would def recommend this company!
star-5
Electric all the way!
ingrid_d, Aug 2022
Golden Gate Bridge Electric Bike Rentals
We rented the electric bikes and were so glad we did (a lot of hills). We reserved them on line and had no issues. Loved our experience. A great way to get around, go over the bridge and visit Sausalito.
star-5
Fantastic Fun
Nancy_B, Oct 2022
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
It was fabulous. It is a long time standing so a few extra breaks would have been nice. Our guide Mariela was fantastic
star-5
Great tour of the park
Susan_P, Jul 2022
Golden Gate Park Bike Tour
Great tour guide, we enjoyed the experience. My 8-year old son had a great time too. Not too difficult to ride through the area
star-5
Came here with the hubby...
Elaine_V, Aug 2022
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Came here with the hubby as part if out 10th year anniversary. Another couple was there celebrating their 50th anniversary. It was a fun experience that we never explored in SF.
star-5
Amazing and totally worth it!
Casey_G, Jun 2022
Golden Gate Bridge Electric Bike Rentals
Okay definitely worth the cost!! and the electric bike vs. regular. i’m pretty athletic and biking up those hills and to sausalito was TOUGH. although i’d check with the company directly because the info on viator was inaccurate.
star-5
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.
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
Great experience
Amanda_H, Apr 2022
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
Christian was very helpful and the bikes were in full working order and comfortable to ride. Great way to see the city!
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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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