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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

Daily. Closed (except for through traffic) 10pm-6am
Fell and Stanyan Streets, San Francisco, 94118

The Basics

Sitting between the Richmond and Sunset districts, Golden Gate Park stretches about 50 blocks across San Francisco. Stop by the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences at the Music Concourse, or pay a visit to the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Shakespeare Garden, National AIDS Memorial Grove, and Stow Lake.

Farther west, the park spreads out with more trails, a 9-hole golf course, meadows that host annual music festivals, windmills, and even a bison paddock. Park Segway tours and bike rentals are the top ways to explore.

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Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
$79.00 per adult
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Well worth your time and...
Well worth your time and money to do this. Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and was fun to be around
David_I, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Family Fun Adventure!
Alex_R, Sep 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
First time for the family. Been to Golden Gate Park several times, but never saw it like this. Johannes and the "pit crew" made it lots of fun and learned lots of cool things, besides a beautiful day spent in the Park!
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Excellent fun
Lois_B, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Great outdoor beauty and space. Safety priorities appreciated and great instructions and help to keep all riders safe and 😃!
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Enjoyed Biking at SF on July 4th
Muralidhar, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
Bike ride across Golden Gate on July 4th was beautiful. Round trip from Ghiradelli to Mill Valley was approx 28+ miles. Ride was completed in under 4 hrs. We were a party of 7 and it wad our first time using electric bikes. Riding the slopes of San Francisco was effortless. Service was great
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It's fun to ride a Segway, and our guide was great!
kjk, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Every member of our family loved learning to control a Segway and then riding all over the park, capably and delightfully guided by Johannes. Golden Gate Park is much more beautiful than we had anticipated, with many interesting plants and garden areas. Highly recommended!
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Great family day
Oscar, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Electric Bike Rentals
Amazing excursion on our own to Sausalito. Highly recommended. I recommend to arrive early to unlimited biking. Non organized. Our e bikes were already rented to other customer despite I booked 2 weeks in advance and prepaid. I needed more than one hour to obtain my bikes and thanks to the kind Mexican mechanic who fix a couple os “out of order” for me after the manager just told “other guy came earlier paying full fare in cash”…
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Great
Sharone, Jun 2021
Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental
It was fun! They have a trail for you to go which was pretty convenient. It was a good activity to bond with your friends and family.
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Segway Tours = Awesome
Johnny-H, Aug 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Riding a segway is always memorable! Johannes was a great guide, funny and full of information about the park.
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Awesome Tour of Golden Gate Park
Teri_G, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
I was visiting San Francisco with 2 of my teenage daughters. Last-minute I decided to book the Segway tour so they could see Golden Gate Park. Jeff was a great tour guide! We had so much fun and learned so much about the Park. One of the highlights of our short trip. We definitely recommend this tour.
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Happy Mother's Day!
Robert_B, May 2021
Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental
Last minute, pre-mother's day, post vaccination, got to get out of the house, fun filled, healthy exercising, Surrey bike bonanza!!!!!! Peddled hard, moved slowly, and will cherish this sweet excursion topped off with yummy unique food truck delicacies from Cochinita...
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Lifetime memories
Jsb, May 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Electric Bike Rentals
A truly amazing experience. From top-notch service at the bike shop, to stunning views biking through San Francisco, over the Golden Gate bridge, and into Sausalito. This is an experience not to miss.
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awesome!
Marc_K, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Had a great time. Yohanes was lively, funny and super knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour, best experience yet!
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This was a great way to see Golden...
Cara B, Feb 2018
Golden Gate Park All Day Bike Rental
This was a great way to see Golden Gate Park. We rode from the bike shop, all through the Park to the water, up the hill to Sutro Baths and back. Even my youngest children, ages 9 and 11, did great and could handle the whole ride. So fun!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Free street parking is available around the park in some locations, and there's a parking garage near the de Young and California Academy of Sciences.

  • John F. Kennedy Drive is closed on Sundays and holidays from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. It’s also closed on Saturdays from April through September from 8th Avenue to Transverse Drive.

  • Roads inside the park close occasionally for special events; signs will be posted.

  • Food and drinks can be found at the de Young Café, the Beach Chalet, the California Academy Café, and the Stow Lake Boathouse, as well as at snack stands.

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How to Get There

The No. 5 bus on the city’s Muni network stops at entrances to the park on the northern edge, along Fulton Street. Taxis and ride-sharing vehicles are allowed to pull up in front of the de Young and California Academy of Sciences for drop-off only.

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When to Get There

San Francisco enjoys mild weather most of the year, so the park is pleasant nearly every day (just be sure to wear layers). Music lovers may want to visit for the annual Outside Lands Music Festival in August or the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October. Beware the city’s famous fog, affectionately known as Karl, which rolls in from the ocean in July and August, giving San Francisco its chilly summers.

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The Golden Gate Park Bison Paddock

The most unusual thing about this city park is its bison paddock, home to a herd of American bison since the 1890s. Stumbling upon the animals is a delightful surprise for many visitors who make it to the western section of the park. To find the meadow, head along John F. Kennedy Drive just west of Spreckels Lake. Hopefully you’ll catch them near the fence, but know that they’re not always in view.

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