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  • Address: Fell and Stanyan Streets, San Francisco 94118, USA
  • Hours: Daily. Closed (except for through traffic) 10pm-6am
  • Admission: Free
Everything San Franciscans hold dear is at Golden Gate Park: free spirits, free music, redwoods, Frisbee, protests, fine art, bonsai, and even buffalo. Check out the range of attractions listed below, or just follow your bliss from east to the western shores. A Segway tour or bicycle rental make for great ways to explore the park.

Start on the east end, where you pass the Conservatory of Flowers and the sheltered contemplative valley of the AIDS Memorial Grove. As you near the Academy of Sciences, pass by the Shakespeare Garden, featuring 150 plants mentioned in Shakespeare's writings. Nearby are the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and Strybing Arboretum. Head toward Martin Luther King Drive to pass the Polo Fields, where free concerts are held in summer.

Outdoor activities abound here: an archery range, baseball and softball diamonds, fly-casting pools, a disc golf course, greens for lawn bowling, a horseshoe pitch, four soccer fields, and 21 tennis courts. But the big draw here for athletes is the miles of trails for biking, jogging, and horseback riding through the park's natural splendors. Or maybe just pack a picnic basket and laze the day away under sunny San Francisco skies.

Practical Info

Detailed park maps are available at McLaren Lodge (Corner of Fell and Stanyan streets), at the eastern entrance of the park, under the splendid cypress that's the city's official tree. The park is closed to traffic along John F. Kennedy Drive on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco, San Francisco, Super Savers
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