Nature & parks in San Francisco

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Nature & Parks in San Francisco

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  • ABDULLAH B
    1 contribution
    Alcatraz Behind the Scenes Tour, is was a great tour with Hana!
    If u planning to get the behind the scenes, u should try to book a day while Hana is there to tour you!
    Written 1 December 2023
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  • mesatraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,006 contributions
    You simply can't miss the Golden Gate Bridge and this is the best spot to wander at your own pace. Cross the bridge by car or on foot, then take in the scene from the park.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • ZenDark30
    Portland, OR2,441 contributions
    A close second to Fisherman’s wharf in terms of visitors, this 2 mile trail from Eagles Point to the USS San Francisco is on the top ten of San Francisco must dos.

    Along the way there are lots of scenic overlooks to taste the sea air and catch your breath. Interpretive signs tell stories of the wildlife, geology, natural and human history. Did I mention the Golden Gate Bridge views?

    If, you can, I dare you to keep pace with the multiple barges, freighters, and cruise ships.

    I recommend for families and anyone with a modicum level of fitness. There is one staircase otherwise terrain is fairly level.
    Written 7 September 2023
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  • Nicko Bondar
    9 contributions
    Standing at the edge of the San Francisco Bay, I was captivated by its immense beauty. The shimmering waters stretched out before me, framed by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the city's skyline. The gentle breeze and the sound of seagulls added to the tranquility. It's a serene escape within a bustling city, offering a perfect moment of serenity and awe. A must-visit for anyone in San Francisco.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • guennie3
    Cambridge, UK245 contributions
    Went on a long walk from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge via several iconic sights and hidden gems and walked through the Presidio. It was a very pleasant surprise. The forest was fun and we walked through what used to be army barracks. Well worth the trip if you enjoy walking. Or you can drive there.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • njmomongo
    Maple Shade, NJ69 contributions
    Great aspects of Japan: Torii Gate, Pagoda, and many plants of Japan. Great for lunch. Monday, Wednesday, & Fri between 9-10am free admission, easily accessible by city transit.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • MILOUW
    New York City, NY1,322 contributions
    This vast garden set in the middle of the Golden Gate Park has many attractions including ponds , flowers and of course many plants and trees.
    It also offers activities for children.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Guide61351524825
    San Francisco, CA5 contributions
    Baker Beach is my go-to location for family and engagement photos for two reasons. High tide can produce some incredible images of waves crashing against the rocks with the Golden Gate bridge in the background. Low tide, on the other hand, creates a mirror-like effect on the sand which is great for capturing images with the bridge in the background. The beach is officially open to nudity and dogs off leash. Plenty of parking. Wheelchair accessible with ample restrooms and plenty of locations to BBQ with friends and family.
    Written 16 September 2023
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  • Hayley
    Fremont, CA3 contributions
    Tickets to San Francisco's Alcatraz Island are $41 (including ferry fare) and will be available 90 days in advance. However, San Francisco Alcatraz Island tickets are quite popular, before the epidemic is basically a second kill, it is recommended to buy as early as possible, if you do not get it, you can also consider participating in the package trip including Alcatraz Island
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • CRLF
    Weymouth, MA28 contributions
    This is a beautiful place with amazing views. It's also a sobering place in our country's immigration history. I appreciated the chance to experience both sides of Angel Island. The ferry trip from Tiburon was only 15 minutes and provided a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog. It is about a 30 minute walk / climb (1.3 miles one way) from the dock to the area with the Barracks Museum and the Immigration Station Museum. Immigrants were held in the barracks for weeks or months in crowded rooms, where they carved emotional poems in Chinese into the walls. The exhibits provide a lot of information about discrimination against Asian immigrants. The building has only been preserved versus restored, so it felt authentic and you can really imagine the conditions faced by the immigrants. If coming from Tiburon, note that you'll have to park in one of the public lots in town for at least $5 and allow extra time to walk to the dock. We took the 11:00 ferry there and the 1:20 ferry back, which wasn't enough time to see both museums. I'd recommend taking the 10:00 instead.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Guide61351524825
    San Francisco, CA5 contributions
    As an event photographer, I'm always looking for venues that provide for a nice backdrop such as a view of the city. Dolores park is great for picnics or just spending time with friends and family. There's also a nice playground for kids and tennis courts for the public.
    Written 16 September 2023
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  • Revathi
    San Ramon, CA23 contributions

    If you're into history or old sailing ships, this place is super fun!
    You get to see cool views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay! Check out the Balclutha, an old ship from the late 1800s. Walk on the deck, discover various parts of the ship, and find out how they sailed and lived on it.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, FL1,749 contributions
    I had the best time watching the sea lions hang out. I never realized how loud they were. It was quite crowded, but there are 3 levels of steps to watch them, so you can climb to the highest steps, or wait for someone to leave their space and move it to get your pictures. There is an actual sea lion center, but it is closed for renovation until mid 2024, so that was a disappointment.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • JBoise67
    Boise, ID169 contributions
    This is an amazing place, full of so many beautiful flowers of all shapes, sizes, colors, and unique characteristics. I would definitely recommend this place to people of all ages. You can walk through the display in 15-20 minutes if you are in a hurry, or you can slow down and really examine everything there is to see. Besides all of the amazing floral, they have piped in animal/insect sounds to really make it feel tropical. The staff was very friendly and fun to chat with, the price is right, and the displays are amazing. A must!
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • eee
    Cupertino, CA85 contributions
    super huge beach!!! Its over 3-4 miles long and the atmosphere is really nice here. Be careful for jellyfish when walking, and fires are also allow in part of the beach. Watch out for trash and coal tho.
    Written 30 June 2023
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