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Parks in San Francisco

The beautiful San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the country. It has incredible attractions such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the exciting Fisherman's Wharf, but also many charming neighborhoods such as Chinatown and North Beach. San Francisco also has a number of public parks where you can smell some fresh air and relax in the great outdoors. Read on for some great San Francisco parks.

Golden Gate Park is one of the most popular San Francisco parks to visit. It is larger than New York City's Central Park at over 1,000 acres. It is managed by the San Francisco parks and recreation department. It is the third most visited park in the country after Central Park in New York and Lincoln Park in Chicago with 13 million annual visitors. Golden Gate Park is not like any other San Francisco park. It houses some amazing attractions that are a site all on their own. Check out the Conservatory of Flowers which is one of the largest in the world and the oldest municipal wooden conservatory which still remains in the United States. Here you will find over 1,700 species of plants, notably its high-altitude orchids.

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In this renowned San Francisco Park, you will also find some of the city's best museums, such as the California Academy of Sciences which is one of the largest natural history museums in the world, and the famed De Young Museum of fine arts. At Golden Gate Park, you will also find the lovely Japanese Tea Garden. Besides these attractions, Golden Gate Park also has many playgrounds, trails, fountains, forests, ponds, lakes and all types of landscapes where you can unwind and relax amidst some spectacular natural surroundings.

El Presidio is another popular San Francisco park that you should definitely visit while you're here. It is huge and provides many wooded areas, hills and gorgeous scenery overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Bridge and the ocean. It has many attractions that help visitors learn all about the park's history such as the battery Chamberlin, the Presidio Visitor Center and Fort Point. Here you will also find Crissy Field which has many recreational activities.

Another great San Francisco park to enjoy is Mission Dolores Park. Here you will find 14 acres of grassy fields, trails, and many events and concerts throughout the year. It also has many recreational activities with two soccer fields, one basketball court, and six tennis courts. It also provides a gorgeous view of the San Francisco skyline. All in all, it's the perfect place to spend a hot sunny afternoon in San Francisco.

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Grand View Park is another spectacular place to visit in San Francisco. It is one of the hidden gems of the city with a breathtaking view of the skyline and the San Francisco Gate Bridge. It's quite a trek to get up there, but it is very much worth it.

San Francisco state parks are also a good option for spending a fun day in the wilderness. Some fantastic San Francisco state parks to visit are; the Angel Island State Park and the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

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Best San Francisco Parks

  1. Golden Gate Park
  2. Grand View Park
  3. Mission Dolores Park
  4. Land's End
  5. Fort Funston National Park
  6. Huntington Park
  7. TFort Mason Community Garden
  8. Bernal Hills Heights
  9. Strawberry Hill
  10. Marina Green Park
  11. Mount Sutro
  12. The Palace of Fine Arts