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San Francisco International Airport
Millbrae, CA 1375 El Camino Real, Millbrae, California 94030
San Francisco California Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco California

Golden Gate National Park

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415- 750-5105
501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco California 94102
Category: Activities
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Haight-Ashbury District, Golden Gate Park is a beautiful urban oasis in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park is a refuge with beaches, gardens, attractions, a 9-hole golf course, a playground, a music concourse, running, cycling and skating trails, and peaceful places to picnic and enjoy views of the bay. Spanning three miles along the coastline, Golden Gate Park is home to exciting attractions, including the de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, Strybing Arboretum, Garden of Shakespeare's Flowers, Beach Chalet, and Murphy Windmill. Discover waterfalls at Strawberry Hill, and meditate at the Golden Gate Pavilion.


Open: Daily
Price: The park is free to visit during the day, but popular attractions charge admission.


  • deYoung Museum
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Conservatory of Flowers & SF Botanical Gardens
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Strawberry Hill
  • Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals
  • Municipal Golf Course


  • Outside Lands Festival
  • Opera in the Park
  • Annual San Francisco Zine Fest
  • Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences every Thursday
Before you go

Parking & Shuttles

There is time-limited parking along John F. Kennedy Dr., Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and side streets within the park. Visitors can also park at the Music Concourse Garage, which is open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. every day, and at Ocean Beach, which is free. There is a park shuttle on weekends that runs between 9 am and 6 pm – every 15 to 20 minutes. The cost is $2 a person for a round trip ticket.

Local Tips

The park is filled with gardens, museums, art, flowers, trees, lakes, birds and wildlife so wear comfortable shoes and clothes when exploring. Picnics, grills and dogs are permitted.


When are free admission days to attractions in the park?
Some attractions offer free admission days, such as: Conservatory of Flowers & SF Botanical Garden– first Tuesday of the month; California Academy of Sciences – every third Wednesday of the month; and deYoung Museum – Friday Nights is a free event with cultural exhibits, live music, and dance, film, and art activities. Take advantage of free “neighborhood” days for San Francisco residents with ID two times a year.

How can I purchase tickets for attractions in Golden Gate National Park?
Tickets for park attractions may be purchased at the door and online. Tickets purchased online are valid for one year from the date of purchase.


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