Golden Gate Park


Golden Gate Park is located on the west side of San Francisco in California and is bounded by Fulton Street, Lincoln Way, Great Highway and Stanyan Street. The park is probably most easily accessed off 19th Avenue, which runs right through the middle of it. It is open all year round with shuttles running every 15 minutes on public holidays and weekends when parking can be a problem.

There are many interesting places to visit in the park including the de Young Museum, which features amongst other things some 17th to 20th century American art and is open Tuesday to Sunday. Another museum located here is the California Academy of Science, which is home to a planetarium and aquarium. Visitors interested in plants will be able to see the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers at the park.

As visitors take a self guided through the park they will be able to see some Dutch windmills and at Buffalo Paddock is a small herd of American bison. Stow Lake is the largest lake at the park and is popular with fly fishermen and boating enthusiasts. There are four campgrounds as well as some picnic areas located in Golden Gate park.

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