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  • Address: Building 201, 1st Floor, Fort Mason
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is the largest urban park in the world, covering three counties along nearly 30 mi (48 km) of pristine shorelines. The area wraps around the northern and western edges of the city, encompassing a variety of attractions. Here are some of the highlights:

Aquatic Park, adjacent to the Hyde Street Pier, has a nice swimming beach, while Fort Mason Center holds a variety of museums, theaters, and shops, often with views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Marina Green is a favorite local spot for kite-flying, jogging, and walking along the Promenade. The Golden Gate Promenade is San Francisco’s most scenic biking, jogging, and walking path. The Promenade travels along the shore past Crissy Field and ends under the Golden Gate Bridge, at Fort Point.

On the western edge of the bay, Baker Beach draws sunbathers, anglers, and hikers. A little farther around the coast, Land's End provides a lower and upper hiking trail, which winds through wind-swept cypresses and pines on the cliffs above the Pacific.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area extends into Marin County, where it encompasses the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, and Olema Valley behind the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Practical Info

Park visitor centers are located in Crissy Field Center, Alcatraz, Fort Point Bookstore, Marin Headlands, and Muir Woods. The park headquarters and visitors center is located in Fort Mason, at the cross streets of Bay and Mason. Here you can find a wealth of maps and information about camping, hiking and other programs for the Presidio, Alcatraz, Fort Point, Fort Funston, the Cliff House, Muir Woods, and the Marin Headlands. The MUNI bus system provides transportation to the more popular sites, including Aquatic Park, Cliff House, Fort Mason, and Ocean Beach.

Tours & Tickets

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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1420 Reviews

Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00

Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1013 Reviews

Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
$58.00 Save $6.00

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1331 Reviews

See San Francisco at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour! From historical sites to modern San Francisco architecture, this tour uncovers ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1-day pass / 2-day pass

From USD $24.99

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 207 Reviews

Enjoy the beauty of San Francisco's waterfront plus superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay on this comprehensive half-day guided tour. It's ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 186 Reviews

Combine a visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito with a fabulous cruise on San Francisco Bay. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay area's most popular ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00

San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 172 Reviews

Treat yourself to a deluxe combination tour containing all of the best that San Francisco has to offer: city tour, the giant redwoods of Muir Woods and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.00
$117.00 Save $21.00

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Reviews

San Francisco is the ideal city for biking, so hop on a San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike tour! Exploring the city of San Francisco, riding across the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $59.99

San Francisco GoCar Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $27.00

San Francisco Fire Engine Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 89 Reviews

Looking for something different and exciting to do? Ride over the Golden Gate Bridge in a shiny red fire engine! San Francisco's fun and only, spectacular, ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99

Fire Engine Ghost Tour of San Francisco's Presidio

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Experience the darker side of San Francisco on this spooky tour of the Presidio. Right near the Golden Gate Bridge, this massive park and former World War II ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00

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