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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park in an urban area, encompasses nearly 81,000 acres. Spanning Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, Golden Gate National Recreation Area also includes areas such as Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, Presidio of San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands.
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"golden gate"
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"san francisco"
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"marin headlands"
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"point bonita lighthouse"
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"crissy field"
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"recreational area"
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"the marine mammal center"
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"beautiful park"
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"visitor's center"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Gate NRA encompasses areas on both side of the bridge and there is a ton of stuff to do. We biked to Fort Mason, Crissy Field, Fort Point, up to the Golden Gate Bridge Visitor's Center and over the bridge. We checked out...More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to walk bike and relax with family. Offers Hundreds of acres of pristine greenery. Moderate climb if you are biking. Botanical garden and Japanese tea Gardens, A Theatre are all part of this park. Weekends you have food trucks coming in. You can...More

3  Thank Subramanyam K
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

There is so much to do here. I have been to the area 5 times and still haven't seen it all. You can stay just an hour or a whole day, depending on what you do and where you go. The views are incredible, and...More

Thank mdw737
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco are the Marin Headlands. Turn off Why 101 as soon as you get off the bridge and take Alexander Ave to Colzman Rd to go up into the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. There are small...More

2  Thank IslandTraveler777
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This place has so many things to do. The rangers were so helpful to determine what I would do. Most of the things were closed by the time I arrived. But you can drive to many things. See the lighthouse, visit the Marine mammal center,...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I hope that all that travel to San Francisco , explore this most beautiful place for the views , the history , [ look out of a old Army gun barriers ] check out the most beautiful light house , so many points of view...More

Thank ALMA DUANE B
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a real gem in the heart of San Francisco. Don't overlook the Japanese Tea Garden, which is worth the visit all by itself!!

Thank Jeffcornwall
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park with fantastic views of the city, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Can be busy at peak times.

Thank WIBadger10
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Facebook, Snapchat and others are ruining bay area gems. People used to have to research, use trial and error to find great places to go. Now they get a photo from a "Friend" (who has hundreds of friends) and they know where to go and...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Expect incredible views. I was in awe with the scenery. Wonderful day exploring. Except to walk a lot! They need more bathrooms!!

Thank Kathryn W
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