In the late 1800s, a Scotsman named John McLaren transformed more than 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of sand dunes into a ... More
Golden Gate Park
In the late 1800s, a Scotsman named John McLaren transformed more than 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of sand dunes into a wondrous haven in the midst of busy city life. Stretching over 50 blocks from Stanyan Street to the Pacific Ocean, the lush landscaping features ever-changing settings at every turn. There are trails for walking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, as well as a golf course, lawn bowling greens, a lake with paddle boats, soccer fields and a baseball diamond. For those seeking less strenuous diversion, check out the California Academy of Sciences and an authentic Japanese Tea Garden. For families with children, there are playgrounds, a live buffalo reserve and a carousel. A Shakespeare Garden can also be found by going down a hidden lane in the park.
An engineering masterpiece, this bridge, built in 1937, towers with sturdy grace over the Golden Gate. Stretching over 4,200 feet,
it is every bit as awesome an accomplishment in suspension bridge engineering today as it was over half a ...
Experience the new $18 million renovation at the Holiday Inn Civic Center and enjoy wonderful city views and unparalleled customer
service. The Holiday Inn Civic Center Hotel is a AAA 3 Diamond full service hotel located in the SOMA, ...
This national park and tribute to maritime history consists of the Hyde Street Pier, the National Maritime Museum, and the
Maritime Museum Library. The pier, located on the western end of Fisherman's Wharf, features a fleet of historic vessels ...