For the record, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is 20% larger than New York City’s Central Park. The two draw comparisons for good reason, both being rectangular expanses of green in urban centers. Golden Gate Park’s tranquil 1,017 acres stretch toward the Pacific Ocean, ending at Ocean Beach, holding many notable attractions within.
For museum lovers, there’s the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. Nature lovers ought to enjoy the tropical plants at the Conservatory of Flowers or the meditative Japanese Tea Garden, where the fortune cookie is rumored to have been created. Stow Lake and its rental boats are a hit for both romantics and children. From the Bison Paddock to Kezar Stadium (where scenes from Dirty Harry were filmed), from the Children’s Playground to the Park Chalet restaurant by the Great Highway, there’s plenty in the park to discover.