Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park located in San Francisco, California, is a large park consisting of 1017 acres of public grounds. With 13 million people visiting annually, the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is the third most visited park in The United States. It contains many sights: the Japanese Tea Garden, the De Young Museum, the Music Concourse, Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Botanical Gardens, AIDS Memorial Grove, Stow Lake, Spreckels Lake, Conservatory of Flowers, Kezar Stadium, and John F. Kennedy Drive.

The Japanese Tea Garden is an immensely popular feature because it is the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. The De Young Museum is a fine arts museum that originally opened in 1895 as an outgrowth of the California Midwinter International Explosition of 1894. The Academy of Sciences is one of the largest natural history museums in the world, which exhibits reptiles and amphibians, astronomy, prehistoric life, various gems and minerals, earthquakes, and aquatic life.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden at the Strybing Arboretum was laid down in the 1890s, and contains more than 7,500 plant species. The Conservatory of Flowers is one of the world's largest conservatories built of traditional wood and glass panes. It survived the earthquake of 1906 only to suffer another fire in 1918.

Location

Bounded by Fulton Street, Lincoln Way, Great Highway and Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 751-2766

 

Official Website: http://www.parks.sfgov.org /site/recpark_index.asp

 

"With 13 million people visiting annually, the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is the third most visited park in The United States."