There is so much to see and do here, the third most visited city park in the country. Visit the...
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Golden Gate Park Attractions
There is so much to see and do here, the third most visited city park in the country. Visit the arboretum, Japanese Tea Garden, the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers or the de Young Museum. Kids will enjoy the playground and the Carousel. End the day with dining and live music at the Beach and Park Chalet.
Things to do in Golden Gate Park:
Continuing south, the Great Highway parallels the coastline. All of this area is protected as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Enjoy a couple of miles of this lovely coastline and then make a left turn on John F. Kennedy Blvd to enter Golden Gate Park. As you pass the Dutch Windmill and Beach Chalet restaurant feel the tensions of everyday life dissolve as we cruise past the grassy fields and wooded groves. The urban life of the cosmopolitan city is lost in the enchanted setting.
It's amazing how many of the famous San Francisco attractions are found among these green glades and small bodies of water. You will leave the Golf Clubhouse and Soccer fields behind before finding the Buffalo Paddocks, where bison have grazed since the 1890's, on your left. On the other side are the Anglers Lodge and Fly Casting pools, near the Polo fields.
Further along on the left is the Model Yacht Club and Spreckles Lake.
On the right hand side there are large picnic areas with barbeque pits and grassy lawns before JFK drive meets Hwy 1 where it crosses Golden Gate Park as the Park Presidio Drive.
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