The Spectacular Golden Gate Park

California sightseeing tour guide:

Enjoy world-class museums amidst lakes, bridges, waterfalls, trails, gardens, sporting areas and public art, in the largest man-made park in the world!

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San Francisco Golden Gate Park Guided Sightseeing Tour

City residents and tourists alike enjoy the world-class museums, the lakes, bridges, waterfalls, trails, gardens, sporting areas and public art of Golden Gate Park, all located within an area 3.5 miles long and a half mile wide. Park superintendent John McLaren (1887-1943) developed the park to be a gradual transition from the busy, cultural, ornamental East End to a more tranquil, wild, and natural West End. This layout plan still exists, interspersed with athletic fields, playgrounds, clubhouses, and just about every kind of garden imaginable. Indeed, the Golden Gate Park is the consummate urban playground, with diversions for everyone!

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Tour Highlights

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  • San Francisco’s Famous Golden Gate Park
  • The Academy of Sciences
  • The de Young Museum
  • The Gardens & Lakes
  • Playgrounds & Sport Activities
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty City/Town, Highway/Countryside
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
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  • Start your Golden Gate Park adventure at the Visitor's Center inside the Park Chalet, located across the street from Ocean Beach at the far west end of San Francisco. Take a stroll back in time by viewing historic murals on the first floor: they feature many notable events that touched the lives of San Franciscans during the 1930s. Maps, brochures, a 3-dimensional diorama of the park and an information booth are on-site.
  • Directly across from the Academy, the de Young Museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (located between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and JFK Drive). For Museum hours call (415) 863-3330. Once inside, there is no extra fee for visiting the museum courtyard, cafe, store, sculpture garden, or tower.
  • The Japanese Tea Garden is located on the corner of Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., at the eastern portion of Golden Gate Park. It is adjacent to the de Young Museum. Admission is very reasonable. Info lines are: (415) 752-4227; (415) 752-1171; or (415) 750-5105. Call for hours.
  • The main entrance to the San Francisco Botanical Garden is located just inside Golden Gate Park at Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. When coming from the Japanese Tea Garden, the garden may be accessed through the Friend's Gate. Tours: (415) 661-1316 ext. 312; Story Time: (415) 661-1316 ext. 303; Bookstore: (415) 661-1316 ext. 308; and Library: (415) 661-1316 ext. 303. Call for hours.

Brad Olsen

Brad Olsen is a Contributing Editor for World Explorer magazine and has written several guide books. His seventh, 'Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations,' was released in March, 2007. The second edition of "Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations" was released in 2008 and won the "Best Travel Guide for Planet Earth" Award in 2010. Brad's commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio, CNN and the Travel Channel. He enjoys extended global travel (particularly to exotic locations), and public speaking on the subject of sacred places.


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