The Golden Gate Park is the 5th most-visited urban parks in the United States. The park covers an area of more than 1,000 acres and it averages more than 13 million visitors every year.
The construction of the park started in the early 1860s when the city decided they needed a public green area, like Central Park in New York, to serve as main recreation area for its residents. The park was built by reclaiming and restoring an area of sand and shore dunes known as the “Outside Land”.
What you can visit inside the Golden Gate Park
The Golden Gate Park houses some important Museums and Monuments such as The DeYoung Museum,
the Music Concourse, The California Academy of Sciences
designed by the Italian Architect Renzo Piano, the Japanese Tea Garden, the Botanical Garden and some iconic attractions like the Windmill, the Carousel built in 1914, the Beach Chalet, the Conservatory of Flowers and many others!
Conservatory of Flowers - Admission: Adults $9 - Youth (12-17) Seniors – 65 and over $6 - Children – ( 5-11) $3 - Children – 4 and under FREE
Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Last ticket sold at 6 p.m.)
Planing your visit: Hours and get around.
You should plan to spend at least few days visiting some of these attractions; City-Cards are available to visit the Museums for a discounted price with savings up to 50%. You can also rent bikes or tandems to leisurely explore the park. The Park is Open from Monday to Sunday 24/hours You can get there by car, leaving you free to come and go as you like, but the parking can be an issue.
The Music Concourse Garage opened from 7:30am to 10pm. Price of $2.50 per hour for parking, and $3 during the weekends . The entrance is at 10th Avenue and Fulton Street.
Map: Location and Admission
- LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, USA
- HOURS: OPEN 24/HOURS
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) gives connections to Golden Gate Park from a variety of transit stops located around the city.