In the midst of bustling, breezy San Francisco, Golden Gate Park offers natural respite and beautiful views. Whether you're taking your children to the carousel, visiting the Golden Gate Aquarium, admiring the resident buffalo, or simply soaking up some sun, this park is a must on any Bay Area sojourn.
Seasoned travelers might want to consider booking a vacation rental near Golden Gate Park, for convenience and a stay in a great neighborhood.
Quiet Reflections in the Japanese Tea Garden
Sit back, relax and sip on a cup of your favorite tea while enjoying the spectacular beauty of the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States.
Diving Deep at the Golden Gate Park Aquarium
View aquatic life from around the world at the Golden Gate Park Steinhart Aquarium. From African penguins to sharks and stingrays, you'll gain a new appreciation for Earth's aquatic inhabitants.
Golden Gate Park Carousel: An Enchanting Voyage
The entire family will love listening to the German organ and riding the vintage animal figures on this well-traveled carousel built in 1914.
Trolleys, cable cars, and airplanes
Getting to Golden Gate Park is easy, as San Francisco is served by the San Francisco International Airport and the area boasts one of the most extensive mass-transit systems in the United States.
To pay or not to pay
Like most parks, Golden Gate Park is completely free to visit, but the many attractions, such as the aquarium, the carousel and the fabulous De Young Museum charge various admission fees. You can explore costs on the park's website.
Reserve your spot
Segway and bike tours occur at regular intervals throughout the year, but availability can be limited as they are quite popular. Be sure to book your tour in advance.
A Golden Gate Park getaway is sure to be unforgettable, and when you stay in a nearby vacation rental, the park is your veritable backyard!